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Slow Menstrual Flow
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Yes: The method you would use depends on your age, desire to have more children and also on your individual circumstances (medical or physical problems--uterine polyps, fibroids). Birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives; a drug called lysteda: an iud called mirena: a procedure called endometrial ablation--all have been used to decrease abnormally heavy menstrual cycles. ...Read more
Light flow.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more
Start with bleeding: Start counting on your first day of normal flow and stop counting when the normal flow stops. If you counting days to try and get pregnant it is important to know that ovulation typically occurs about 14 days before the next cycle. If you are counting days to try and avoid pregnancy please realize that this does not work well. Birth control is a better choice ...Read more
It may or may not: Effect flow. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. If you are needing to use emergency contraceptives twice in a month - you need to look into a consistent and reliable form of birth control. ...Read more
Can your menstrual flow vary? All day it was very heavy but I wake up this morning and there's barely anything. I'm on the first day
Yes: Yes, it is perfectly normal for menstrual flow to vary over the course of a day and over the course of your period. During the day, you are upright and moving around, which helps move the blood from your uterus out of your body. When you are lying down at night, gravity and movement play less of a role so the flow is often diminished ...Read more
My wife have a problem in having a child she has a problem in her menstrual flow what can we do. I'm wondering if who has the problen between us?
I am having poor menstrual flow in last one year. Last time I had examination, dr. Told me that this is '' stabilation ''. What should I do? I am 33
I am 23 unmarried, earlier had normal menstrual flow about three to four pads/24hrs, now reduced, darker, this time 1week late (otherwise regular) no pain?
Sounds normal: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process ...Read more
Not really: That is a little short. Generally you ovulate 14 days before your period. Some women will have shorter phase but not as short as 5 days. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes when one first starts having periods in adolescence they can last longer. If they persist and are associated with fatigue see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial cells (cells from uterine lining) grow in locations other than inside the uterus. We know that women experience "retrograde flow", or flow of menses back thru the fallopian tubes and into the pelvis. Usually, the body resorbs the material, but sometimes these "viable" cells take hold and live in the abdominal cavity. ...Read more
After achieving an euthyroid state, how long will it take for menstrual flow to return to normal?
I am presently having a smelling menstrual flow with bumps on my back. What could be the course and how do I treat it.
19yr, 160cm, 50kg, took emergency pill 3months ago, its been 40 days from last menstrual flow, need to know the problems if there any and solutions too.
Check a test: You need to check a pregnancy test first. If it is negative, them you are not ovulating and should be evaluated. ...Read more
Good day, I have been having slippery like blood during my menstrual flow and the flows are irregular. What could be the cause and how do I stop it?
Probably not.: Usually the flow is related to the amount of estrogen in your body and the relation to the amount of progesterone. However, the surface area of the uterus can also have an effect on the amount of bleeding. Weight gain, medications, and other stressors can affect the volume of the flow. The predictability of the cycle is important and, if too heavy, the amount of flow can be important. Anemic? ...Read more
Pad/tampon usage: It is often difficult to gauge the heaviness of one's own menses. However, if the menses lasts 6-7+ days, is heavy with clots, and is associated with occasional bed staining, changing tampons, pads every 2 hours, and interferes with your daily routines, it can be considered abnormal and you may want to consider therapy - the pill, iud, or an endometrial ablation, for ex. ...Read more
Your flow is indeed heavy. It can even get heavier if you move around alot at work. If you do, then I would suggest that maybe you stay at home until the bleeding subsides somewhat. If you are dizzy or light-headed then by all means rest at home. However, if you sit primarily at work and have easy discreet access to the restroom then you might want to go to work. ...Read more
Neither: The best thing you can do for hygiene is to change your pad and/or tampon every time you go to the bathroom leaving anything soiled I or out of your body for a long period of time is not hygienic. ...Read more
Bleeding: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more
I am 37 years old and had menstrual flow only for a day last two months. What is the possibility that I am pregnant?
Regular?: If your periods, i.e. The bleeding was on time for your periods, probably not. But if bleeding was irregular, see your dr. A pregnancy test is accurate, but at your age, other problems can occur. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: For mild to moderate menstrual cramps, women can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) midol, pamprin, advil, motrin, or Aleve (all are otc). Ponstel is by prescription from the doctor. The doctor also can evaluate why there is heavy flow. To treat heavy flow, some women use birth control pills (ocp's) or other therapies. ...Read more