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What Is The Best Treatment For Heavy Periods
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: There are very many factors that go into post-surgical bleeding. What surgery was performed? Where is the bleeding? Are there any medications or medical conditions that may promote the bleeding? Some bleeding may be very simple to control by applying direct pressure. Other bleeding may improve with medications or transfusions, while some may require return to the operating room. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U need to see: Your gyn for a workup because it depends on the cause and what your fertilty desires are and what your workup shows, you need an exam, pap, blood work, cultures and an ultrasound and then u can get the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Good coping: You should consider seeing a counselor/therapist to help learn good coping mechanism for stress. Here are two good links: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-management/my00435 and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-management/my00435/tab=indepth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No treatment needed.: Menarche is the normal time when the first menstrual period occurs. If the periods are very heavy or crampy, then sometimes birth control pills are used to help this. Painful periods are called dysmenorrhea, maybe that is what you meant? Besides birth control, nsaid's like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) can be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hair loss: First one must find out why they are losing hair-get the correct diagnosis: male-pattern, female-pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, medication-induced, etc. Male pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil) prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom relief: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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