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Should I be worried about recent increased menstrual flow?

Should I  be worried about recent increased menstrual flow?

Probably not.: Usually the flow is related to the amount of estrogen in your body and the relation to the amount of progesterone. However, the surface area of the uterus can also have an effect on the amount of bleeding. Weight gain, medications, and other stressors can affect the volume of the flow. The predictability of the cycle is important and, if too heavy, the amount of flow can be important. Anemic? ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Menorrhagia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Should I be worried about increased menstrual flow in a 14 year old?

Should I be worried about increased menstrual flow in a 14 year old?

Increased menstrual: Increased menstrual flow is very common in teen age girls and it does not appear to be harmful, although some have low hemoglobin. Therefore teens hemoglobin should be monitored in girls and boys and they should be given supplemental iron and vitamins. ...Read more

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Can experiencing cystitis and it's treatment cause bright red and light menstrual flow?

Can experiencing cystitis and it's treatment cause bright red and light menstrual flow?

UTI: Cystitis is an infetcion of the bladder. It should not give you vaginal bleeding. Typical antibiotics for UTI does not cause abnormal bleeding unless you have an underlying platalet disease or other condition that would predispose you to bleed while taking certain antibiotics. ...Read more

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How hyperthyroidism causes less menstrual flow? Does hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia?

How hyperthyroidism causes less menstrual flow? Does hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism typically causes decreased menstrual flow, ultimately leading to loss of periods and infertility. Hypothyroidism typically causes increased menstrual flow leading to menorrhagia. Once treated, both problems should resolve. ...Read more

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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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I think i've narrowed it to menstrual migraines that i'm suffering. What's the best course of action for treatment?

Take meds B4 period: Try taking a triptan (i suggest frova) beginning 2 days before your period starts and continue for 2-3 days into your period. ...Read more

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My menstrual flow has changed the last three cycles from dark red to bright red with a thinner consistency and increased back pain what's up?

My menstrual flow has changed the last three cycles from dark red to bright red with a thinner consistency and increased back pain what's up?

See details: There are a variety of possibilities. For instance, you might have developed a polyp in your endometrial cavity. Another possibility is a submucosal fibroid. The only way to know for certain is to see your gynecologist and have an appropriate examination and testing. ...Read more

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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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Best treatment for menstrual migraines? use excederin and some teas now. severity has lessened in my 30s but still painful for several days.

Best treatment for menstrual migraines? use excederin and some teas now. severity has lessened in my 30s but still painful for several days.

Triptans: Some of the Triptan medications are marketed for catamenial migraine. Excedrin unfortunately is the number one cause of refractory rebound headache seen in my headache clinic. Triptan medications must not be taken if there is a history of complicated or basilar migraine. Headache specialists ( usually neurologists often with additional training typically) see refractory headache patients. ...Read more

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My wife's frequency of menstrual period has increased and are irregular. Please tell me the cause and remedy/treatment?

Depends: Depends on your wife's age. There can be much variation in the cycles of an average woman, but if they are more frequent than 21 days apart, she should see her hcp. There are many safe options for controlling and even stopping irregular menses... ...Read more

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


Dr. B. Dale Magee
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Increased Menstrual Flow (Definition)

Increased menstrual flow is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual periods result in significant amounts of bleeding. This may occur normally in some women, but ...Read more