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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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What is the cause of pain in the lower left quadrant of a female age 42. The pain occurs mostly during menstruation. Sometimes it occurs before menstruation, it stops when over the counter pain killers are used. ?

What is the cause of pain in the lower left quadrant of a female age 42. The pain occurs mostly during menstruation. Sometimes it occurs before menstruation, it stops when over the counter pain killers are used. ?

Varies: Multiple potential causes. Among the more common would likely be endometriosis, in which endometrial tissue is going in abnormal locations and often causes pain that is worse with menstruation. Other considerations might include polycystic ovary disease. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...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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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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Is it normal to have increased sex drive during menstruation?

Is it normal to have increased sex drive during menstruation?

Yes: Some women have increased secual drive during menses. As long as you and your partner feel fine having sex during this period you should be fine. ...Read more

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Why blood clots during menstruation?

amount of bleeding: The more bleeding there is, the greater the chance of clots. Depending on size, frequency, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex during menstruation?

Is it safe to have sex during menstruation?

Yes: A woman's risk of contracting certain stds increase during menses so as always, use protection such as a condom. ...Read more

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Is it fine to test TSH during menstruation?

Is it fine to test TSH during menstruation?

Yes: Tsh level is not affected by your menstrual cycle although abnormal thyroid function can influence your cycle. ...Read more

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Can I use antifungal suppository during menstruation?

Can I use antifungal suppository during menstruation?

Yes: if you have a 3 or 7 day course, you still have to finish the course without stopping even if you are on your period. ...Read more

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Is it allowed to have sexual intercourse during menstruation?

Is it allowed to have sexual intercourse during  menstruation?

Yes: If both you and your partner want to do it, yes. Using a condom is still a good idea since although pregnancy will be unlikely you will still have exposure to std's. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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