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I'v been having heavy, painful menstrual bleeding for about a year now (age 42). What can be done?

I'v been having heavy, painful menstrual bleeding for about a year now (age 42).  What can be done?

Several: 1. Several types of medications including including birth control meds. 2. A medication that increases the clotting and decreases the bleeding. 3. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. 4. Endometrial ablation. 5. Fibroid embolization if you have fibroids. 5. Hysterectomy. ...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


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Herpes in the anus causes bleeding, what is the best treatment for this?

Herpes in the anus causes bleeding, what is the best treatment for this?

Treat the herpes: It's unusual to get anal bleeding from herpes, but if it's clear that's the cause, then treating the herpes (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) is the solution. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

Depends: You need to clean the wound and if you canseethe punture site apply an antiseptic to it. I would make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date. ...Read more

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Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Clean: Anal itching can be a very tough symptom to cure. However, I have found the following procedure an excellent "almost" cure. Immediately after every bowl movement, wash the area with soap and water. Dry the area well and then either rub in otc Hydrocortisone cream or vasaline petroleum jelly. This routine works great and has been extremely successful with my patients. ...Read more

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What is the best initial treatment for pain of small external hemorrhoid with no bleeding.

What is the best initial treatment for pain of small external hemorrhoid with no bleeding.

Hemorrhoids: Initial treatment consists of warm water baths to rectal area called sitz baths, gentle hygiene with wet wipes and blotting, and application of otc Hydrocortisone cream. Also, dietary changes with gradual increase in fiber, controlling carbohydrates, and increasing water intake. Activity increases help too. Visit with your doctor to make sure that they are hemorrhoids and nothing else. ...Read more

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Tips on the best brand of birth control / treatment plans / medications for pcos and heavy prolonged bleeding?

Tips on the best brand of birth control / treatment plans / medications for pcos  and heavy prolonged bleeding?

Mirena/LoLoEstrin: There are many questions here. Get an us to make sure there is no other uterine pathology causing the bleeding. If the bleeding is hormonal, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud works well. This is fda approved for the management of the bleeding and does not contain estrogen which may aggrevate the peripheral Insulin resistance.Newer low dose oral contraceptive regimens that have a shorter pill free interval work well. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills are best for women who have heavy, irregular, and painful periods? Which features make them effective for menstrual help?

Which birth control pills are best for women who have heavy, irregular, and painful periods? Which features make them effective for menstrual help?

So many options: There are really too many options available depending on each individual's circumstances to go over in this short answer. It is an excellent question to pose to your doctor. Some women need estrogen predominant, some benefit from triphasic pills - it all depends on your individual history. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Painful menstrual bleeding, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a symptom that can be caused by infection, increased levels of prostaglandins (in which case ibuprofen will help relieve the pain), or structural abnormalities with ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more