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What can I do to decrease acne during my period?

What can I do to decrease acne during my period?

Vitamin b6: Vitamin b6 may be helpful, along with oral zinc in decreasing hormonal acne flares. This is addition to topical agents. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (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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I need to stop my period for my date what can I do to reduce the bleeding?

I need to stop my period for my date what can I do to reduce the bleeding?

Please see your: Gyn there are meds that can be perscribed under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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What can I do to combat my RLS during my pregnancy?

What can I do to combat my RLS during my pregnancy?

A couple things: Leg stretching before sleep and use of elastic stockings may be helpful. Oral iron supplements should be maintained since it appears that women with RLS in pregnancy have lower hemoglobin than healthy subjects. Opioids can be used in the second or third trimester if treatment of RLS symptoms is neessary. In most patients, RLS begins in the third trimester of pregnancy and disappears toward the end. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the bloating during my period?

What can I do to ease the bloating during my period?

Exercise: Progesterone relaxes smooth muscle, so your intestines can be sluggish causing bloating. Exercise, adequate water and fiber intake and avoiding "gassy"foods, sodas etc can be helpful. ...Read more

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What can i do to reduce my tummy after pregnancy?

What can i do to reduce my tummy after pregnancy?

Abdominal exercises: To get a flat tummy, a person must eat only as few calories as truly needed (and keep breastfeeding to burn up stored fat), so she can return to her pre-pregnant weight. At the same time, she must do several months of weight training with the abdominal muscles in order to build a strong "tube" of muscle that circles the abdominal contents, and holds everything in, when she stands up. Avoid sugar. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

Good skin care: Concerns for your babies health trump the skin care. Avoid retinoids in the first trimester. A good skin care regiment is best and the acne may not always be preventable or treatable due to natural hormone alterations. Discuss with your gynecologist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am on my period and bleeding excessively, what can I do to reduce the bleeding?

I am on my period and bleeding excessively, what can I do to reduce the bleeding?

Heavy menstrual blee: Heavy bleeding with menses can be caused by several things. There is probably little you can do on your own to make a big difference. Birth control pills, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or prescription Lysteda are medical options. An outpatient endometrial ablation is a good option for many women. An ultrasound can determine of uterine fibroids are present as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to enhance my free menstrual flow?

What can I do to enhance my free menstrual flow?

No need: Increasing the amount of blood loss during the menstrual cycle is not a good idea and is not healthy. This can lead to anemia. If you have light regular periods this is a good thing. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

Analgesics: Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Acetaminophen are helpful, particularly the first two. If taken just before the period starts, can diminish or prevent the dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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I am on my period and bleeding exessviely, what can I do to reduce the bleeding?

I am on my period and bleeding exessviely, what can I do to reduce the bleeding?

See your doctor: There are too many possible reasons for heavy menstrual bleeding, you need to know what's causing it before recommendations can be made. ...Read more

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What can I do to postpone my period with my birth control?

What can I do to postpone my period with my birth control?

Not a real period: You only bleed when you not taking the "active pills." so keep taking them. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce period bloating?

What can I do to reduce period bloating?

Menstrual bloating: Period bloating: try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my acne/breakouts?

What can I do to control my acne/breakouts?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutane, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost my energy during my pregnacy?

What can I do to boost my energy during my pregnacy?

Vitamins and water: Take your prenatal vitamins, and keep yourself well hydrated. Regular exercise and plenty of sleep will also help. ...Read more

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How do I improve the circulation of my uterus so I can regulate me period?

How do I improve the circulation of my uterus so I can regulate me period?

Hormones: I am not aware of any evidence that circulation to your uterus is related to menstrual irregularity. If your periods are irregular, hormonal interventions such as birth control pills or taking Progesterone monthly are commonly used to regulate periods. If your periods are irregular due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) then there are other medications that can be helpful ...Read more

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What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

Acne in pregnancy: There are some tips that may help you in your pregnancy acne. Try to wash gently with a mild cleanser twice a day. Make sure to use an oil free moisturizer. Try not to squeeze or rub your pimples to avoid scarring. Use non comedogenic make up that will not clog your pores. Try to figure out what triggers your acne and avoid those triggers although it may be largely due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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How can I delay my period naturally? What food can I eat to delay my period?

How can I delay my period naturally? What food can I eat to delay  my period?

Food won’t do it: You can not control your menstrual cycle via diet. If you would like to take control of your menstrual cycle consider one of the many forms of birth control available ...Read more

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What to do if I have horrible acne during my periods but don't want to start birth control?

What to do if I have horrible acne during my periods but don't want to start birth control?

Options available: There are prescription topicals and oral medications that are not birth control, you can use to keep breakouts controlled. Typically combination treatment is needed. Your regular doctor can get you started on a regimen. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more