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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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Light Periods (Definition)

Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short ...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 to do if I cannot stand for long periods. What is the best treatment for painful varicose veins?

What to do if I cannot stand for long periods. What is the best treatment for painful varicose veins?

Varicose veins: Firstly I would recommend evaluation by venous Doppler-sonogram to determine the source of the problem. If reflux is present, and thermal ablation of the vein would be recommended. Until that point I would urge the use of a compression stocking during daily activities, making efforts to place the stocking on the legs prior to the legs being dependent ...Read more

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Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period? What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period?  What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Pancreatic cancer: Eating healthy, staying active, treating pain may help. MD Anderson in Houston is a top-notch cancer center. Cleveland clinic and Johns Hopkins are also options for treatment. Hope this helps ...Read more

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My periods started to come earlier from hormonal meds, what's the best treatment for pcos.? ... Could a morning after pill contribute to the problem?

My periods started to come earlier from hormonal meds, what's the best treatment for pcos.? ... Could a morning after pill contribute to the problem?

Yes: I don't fully understand all the facets of your question, but the morning-after pill can definitely cause abnormal bleeding, for up to 2 months. See your doctor about using a more reliable form of contraception and use condoms to prevent stds. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for debilitating period with very heavy flow, severe cramps and back pain, migraines and fatigue?

What's the best treatment for debilitating period with very heavy flow, severe cramps and back pain, migraines and fatigue?

Confer with Dr.: Non-steroidal medications like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac can be quite effective in treating your symptoms. However, there is a risk that your crohn's might be reactivated or worsened. You really need to have a dr. Weigh the risks and benefits of that decision. You may also be experiencing other concurrent abdominal problems that are complicating your symptoms. ...Read more

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The Best treatment for period pain?

The Best treatment for period pain?

Pain: 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 treatment for pcos.I am 28f. I use registrone 5 tabs to get my periods every month. Is this medice right for pcos.

What is the best treatment for pcos.I am 28f. I use registrone 5 tabs to get my periods every month. Is this medice right for pcos.

Yes: It is a progesterone. When used monthly, it will induce a withdrawal bleed which prevents a build up of the uterine lining. This thickening is common in pcos and can be dangerous. ...Read more

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I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle. The Best treatment?

I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle.  The Best treatment?

Go see your doctor: Tell him/her what's bothering you. Check out options I've listed at http://alvinblin. Com/2012/04/evidence-based-migraine-prevention. Html. Some are otc while others require prescription. But all are evidence-based. Also consider oral contraception to keep from cycling. No menses, no migraines. Voila! Of course, this assumes you don't want any more children. ...Read more

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What is the time period for early treatment of encephalitis?

What is the time period for early treatment of encephalitis?

It depends.: There are many causes of encephalitis; some of these causes have specific treatment and others don't. For anyone with encephalitis, circulatory, respiratory, and nutritional support is vital. ...Read more

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How long is the normal recovery period after treatment for cerebral anuyrism (sp?

How long is the normal recovery period after treatment for cerebral anuyrism (sp?

Likely a few months: Assuming no secondary brain injury from the aneurysm or surgery, usually would anticipate fairly full recovery by about 3 months, but in many cases, if aneurysm ruptured, there will be some residual brain issues, which will likely stabilize within 4-6 months. If problem with thinking and memory, healing may proceed over 12-18 months. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment ir medicine with the help of which my period gets regular.

Is there any treatment ir medicine with the help of which my period gets regular.

YES: See your doctor, you can be started on birth control pills if there is no contraindication. ...Read more

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It's my date of period but since 5 days I am having only few clots a day but no flow at all what could be the reason n treatment?

It's my date of period but since 5 days I am having only few clots a day but no flow at all what could be the reason n treatment?

GYN monitoring: Keep a menstral calander and check your bleeding dates each month. If bleeding persists you will need a pelvic examination and gyn evaluation. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 3/4 days before period for last 2 months while still on thrust treatment. Worried and scared. Should i be worried?

Brown discharge 3/4 days before period for last 2 months while still on thrust treatment. Worried and scared. Should i be worried?

Sounds normal : It sounds like you are still having regular cyclic monthly periods. This would be normal. Brown just means old blood. It turns brown when it has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Birth control would help regulate your cycles. ...Read more

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10days after loop treatment im bleeding more than a period no clots. I was jue on last week monday. Is this normal a period or worse?

10days after loop treatment im bleeding more than a period no clots.  I was jue on last week monday. Is this normal a period or worse?

Cant say: If this is time for your period then it is most likely your period. If you are concerned something is bleeding from your surgery then have your surgeon do an exam to verify ...Read more

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What is the recovery period for a cardioeversion (which I'm assuming is the same as a shock treatment) and is this done on an outpatient basis?

What is the recovery period for a cardioeversion (which I'm assuming is the same as a shock treatment) and is this done on an outpatient basis?

Outpatient procedure: This is generally done as outpatient. Go to sleep for a few seconds, cardiovert, then wake up. There is a little residual chest soreness which is related to the spasm of the chest muscles that occurs with the shock, but this is recovered as an outpatient. It may be treated with Acetaminophen or a non steroidal anti inflammatory. ...Read more

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What is considered a healthy, typical period of survival of cancer patients after treatment?

What is considered a healthy, typical period of survival of cancer patients after treatment?

Let's clarify: Today, four out of six cancers get cured, generally with no reason to think life is shortened. Most who die do so within five years from diagnosis. Typical length of survival varies with tumor type and response to treatment. Oat cell carcinoma and acute myelogenous leukemia kill within days / weeks if not treated. ...Read more

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I started my treatment in the middle of my period. Would i still have chalmydia during my period?

I started my treatment in the middle of my period. Would i still have chalmydia during my period?

Nope: Chlamydia doesn't have anything to do with your period. It is a sexually transmitted disease. If you have finished your medication and he has as well, you both need recultured before resuming intercourse. Otherwise you will just pass it back and forth. ...Read more

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Treatment for cold extremities and late/scanty periods?

Treatment for cold extremities and late/scanty periods?

Several: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more

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Earlier I had problm of pcos, i did its treatment and then periods were going okay then I donated blood in january after that i didn't gt period till?

Unrelated: There is not a cure for PCOS. There is treatment for PCOS, but without treatment (which may be dietary changes only), the symptoms will most likely reappear. ...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 kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for skipped periods?

Evaluate 1st: Endocrine disorders from thyroid disease, to hyperandrogenism, to pcos and even brain tumors can cause this, therefore you need to be evaluated to determine the cause of your oligomenorrhea. Disorders are treated differently. If you have pcos, then weight loss, progestins, Clomiphene and the birth control pill are all options. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period after having a tissue expansion treatment done?

What is the recovery period after having a tissue expansion treatment done?

Where and how much?: Depends on where on your body and how big the area that was treated. The doc doing the surgery should make this perfectly clear to you before you get it done. Always ask any question first! Take notes. Take someone with you to hear any explanations, especially a person who may assist in your recovery. Two sets of ears are better than one! Make a list of questions, and write them down, beforehand ...Read more

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I always have evere pain during the first day of periods please any treatment suggested?

I always have evere pain during the first day of periods please any treatment suggested?

Naproxen: You can take an anti-inflammatory like naprosyn (naproxen). Start it about 3-5 days before you expect your period to start and continue for first 2 days of period. ...Read more

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Seriously bad period pain!? What is the treatment for that?

Get 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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Will normal periods return after one treatment of medroxyprogestrone?

Will normal periods return after one treatment of medroxyprogestrone?

Depends: If the problem was a minor and temporary hormone imbalance, then commonly the cycle can "jump start" and be regular again. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I take my h. Pylori treatment once a day over a longer period instead of twice over a shorter period?

Please tell me, could I take my h. Pylori treatment once a day over a longer period instead of twice over a shorter period?

H pylori: No, you cannot. The treatment regimen is based on half-lives of the medications and maintaining adequate blood levels of the drugs. Once daily dosing is not an acceptable regimen, even if taken for twice the amount of time. ...Read more