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What is the best solution for delayed menstrual period?

What is the best solution for delayed menstrual period?

Take pregnancy test : If sexually active w delayed period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

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


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What is the testing for excessive menstrual bleeding?

What is the testing for excessive menstrual bleeding?

Depends: I usually tesy the blood count and TSH (thyroid). Rarely i order more. If a patient has a story of easy bruisability i would check for bleeding disorders. If i was concerned about your ability to cycle i might extend the work up to a pcos evaluation, with fasting Insulin and blood sugar. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for menstrual migraine?

What is the treatment for menstrual migraine?

Hormone balancing: Menstrual migraines are caused from changes in hormone levels. Evaluating the levels and prescribing the appropriate hormones may stop the headaches. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for very irregular period?

What is the best treatment for very irregular period?

For conceiving?: It depends on the cause of the irregular periods and if you are trying to get pregnant or not. Your doctor will be able to figure out why you are irregular and if not trying to get pregnant, the best treatment is often going on birth control pills, though occcaisonally another hormonal imbalance, such as a thyroid problem, can be fixed and then your period becomes regular. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for belly cramps during menusral cycle?

What is the best remedy for belly cramps during menusral cycle?

Motrin/aleve: Some cramping is expected during the normal period for many women, but some suffer quite a bit. The antiinflammatory meds such as aleve/motrin inhibits the prostaglandins in your uterus areas thus help reducing the cramps. If symptoms recurs every month and bothersome, consult with doc for possible use of contraceptive pills/injectable or even an iud such as Mirena (levonorgestrel) etc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for menstrual cramps?

What is the best thing to take for menstrual cramps?

Tips: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat severe dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramping)?

Med eval: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for excess pregnancy fluid?

What is the treatment for excess pregnancy fluid?

Not much: There is no easy treatment for excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios). Since most cases have no known cause even prevention is difficult. Infrequently, physicians can remove fluid with amniocentesis, that is, removing fluid through a long needle placed into the fluid sac usually under ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for short vagina?

What is the best treatment for short vagina?

Dilators: It depends whether the shortening is a result of vaginal surgery. Normal vaginal length is about 6 inches. Anything longer than that may be uncomfortable, but that doesn't mean your vagina is short. If you had surgery then vaginal dilators could be a very good option to help stretch the vagina. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?

What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?

Drink a lot of water: Many times, hemorrhoids in pregnancy are made worse by not hydrating well and thus constipation sets in. Straining increases the risk of hemorrhoids. Increasing fiber intake also helps. You can use over the counter hemorrhoid remedies, which are safe to use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the usual period of treatment with campral?

What is the usual period of treatment with campral?

6 months: My practice is to see people monthly on it for the first 3 months, making sure they are going to counseling, aa or the appropriate follow up care. I want my patients to have 6 months of solid recovery (no drinking, feeling better, in treatment) before talking about stopping it - that may be a year or more into their treatment. ...Read more

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What is the factors causing period incosistent and what is the best treatment?Does evening primrose oil will help? Thanks

What is the factors causing period incosistent and what is the best treatment?Does evening primrose oil will help? Thanks

Too many reasons: The regular menstrual cycle needs the brain, ovary and uterus to communicate well. Problems at any level can result in an irregular cycle. A fairly common reason for an irregular cycle is irregular ovulation, or no ovulation. But thyroid or other endocrine diseases, polyps or fibroids, ovarian cysts- all reasons for an irregular period. You want to find the diagnosis before treating, ususally. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for occasional lower leg cramp?

What is the best treatment for occasional lower leg cramp?

Make sure you : Are well hydrated. I find magnesium supplements to be helpful, particularly if dealing with a night cramp. Bananas for their potassium may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

Vitex/chasteberry: The herb vitex aka chasteberry does have some research support in improving pms symptoms: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11129515 calcium may also be helpful: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10763903. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of menorrhagia?

What is the best treatment of menorrhagia?

Depends on Cause: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for menstrual delayed ?

What is the best medicine for menstrual delayed ?

Depends: If your are not ovulating regularly, the cycle con be controlled with the birth control pill. If you do not want to take the pill, a cyclic Progesterone will induce the period. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for menopause?

What is the best treatment for menopause?

Depends on desires: The best treatment is the one you will trust and follow. Hormone replacement therapy is ideal for treating acute symptoms and preventing bone loss, colon cancer, plaque formation, dementia, vaginal dryness and other consequences of lack of estrogen. Some people feel more comfortable with herbal products. Depends on your goals and need to discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for endometriosis?

What is the best treatment for endometriosis?

Excision: I have to respectfully disagree with dr. Beard. While 80% of patients have pain relief while on lupron, (leuprolide) over half of all patients have a recurrence of pain within a year, some after 6 mos. Complete excision of endo can be done without removing any reproductive organs, and has a 80% chance of curing endo with no recurrence of endo. There are no hormonal side effects like Lupron (leuprolide) has. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for woman hormonal imbalances?

What is the best treatment for woman hormonal imbalances?

Depends!: Which hormone: estrogren, testosterone, thyroid, prolactin, progesterone. Too many to give a good answer to you, except see an endocrinologist if your pcp cannot find the answer! ...Read more

Dr. Navita Modi
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more


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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

there is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated ...Read more