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What can be done for sickle cell pain that occurs during menstruation?

What can be done for sickle cell pain that occurs during menstruation?

See a hematologist: If your periods are heavy, they may recommend birth control to limit bleeding. It may also be a good idea to see your hematologist the week before your periods start so that your blood counts can be checked. It may be hard to predict when that is, but keep it on a calendar to see if you can start to predict it. You need to take pain medicine during your cycles on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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During menstruation I get tissue clots and it hurts really bad gets worst every time can this be cause by cervical cancers? I have Hx of abnormal cell

During menstruation I get tissue clots and it hurts really bad gets worst every time can this be cause by cervical cancers? I have Hx of abnormal cell

Update pap smear: It is important that you have your pap smear updated if you have not already done so especially consider you had an abnormal pap in the past. There are many common causes of heavy, painful periods. Cervical cancer it advanced stages can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding but is not directly related to abnormal menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite during menstruation normal?

Is loss of appetite during menstruation normal?

Maybe: A constellation of (generally mild) symptoms constitute the personal "normal" for each woman during periods, however influenced by genetic factors and variable over time. Some may even suffer excessive appetite.At certain age, or for other reasons symptoms may change.Question is:what is your personal normalcy?Since any substantial changes from it deserve a comment from your dr/gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can do foot massage during menstruation?

Can do foot massage during menstruation?

Of course, can help!: Foot massage is of great benefit and can be very useful for easing menstrual cramps and other discomforts associated with menstruation. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvxBwqhwXzY ...Read more

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Dr. James Ball
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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

This is a genetic disorder in which hemoglobin is abnormally made., more common in people of african descent. This abnormality causes red blood cells to become stiff and fall apart. This can cause very specific symptoms: pain, pneumonias, strokes, spleen problems, and many other problems. Some have mild disease, some ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more