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What Is The Best Treatment For 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I think i've narrowed it to menstrual migraines that i'm suffering. What's the best course of action for treatment?
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?
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
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
I've been on the mini pill six weeks and my menstrual flow is only slightly lighter than without the pill. Could that mean it isn't working effectively?
No: Amount of flow has nothing to do with how effective the pill is. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes when one first starts having periods in adolescence they can last longer. If they persist and are associated with fatigue see your doctor. ...Read more
Bleeding: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more
No: Its not normal to get bruises during your period. This should be evaluated by a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
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