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What Is The Best Treatment For Painful Menstrual Bleeding
I'v been having heavy, painful menstrual bleeding for about a year now (age 42). What can be done?
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
I continued to have menstrual bleeding while on medical therapy. Does this mean that the medication was not working?
Depends: I van not answer because I do not know what you were taking and the reason why. ...Read more
Hormone therapy for heavy bleeding- will i be likely to gain weight if i try to reduce menstrual bleeding through hormone therapy?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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