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Wht can I do when I have heavy menstruation?

Wht can I do when I have heavy menstruation?

Know your options : The cause of the heavy periods is not something we can always answer. There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation if you are done having children. ...Read more

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Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Endurance athlete with heavy menstruation, is this normal?

Endurance athlete with heavy menstruation, is this normal?

Needs evaluation: There are different causes for heavy menstrual cycles. In a competitive athlete hormonal problems are possible, including thyroid dysfunction. I recommend evaluation. History, physical examination and laboratory tests may help clrify diagnosis. Sometimes imaging studies or pelvic exam is needed to determine the cause of heavy bleeding, depending on age. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a woman to have heavier menstruation the older she gets?

Is there anything that can cause a woman to have heavier menstruation the older she gets?

Not just age: Most women's periods don't necessarily get heavier with age. There are many reasons for heavier periods, such as polyps, fibroids, endometriosis, or other causes. See your doctor to find the cause. ...Read more

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Menstruation is less than 1 day and it goes from heavy to small flow only.. what can you say about this?

Menstruation is less than 1 day and it goes from heavy to small flow only.. what can you say about this?

May be normal : A short light period is normal for some women and is common with some contraceptives. It would be more concerning if it is a change from normal and she has been having unprotected intercourse. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm 34/F I've noticed that in the past month I have gained weight. My habits haven't changed. Could something be wrong? It's not due to menstruation.

I'm 34/F I've noticed that in the past month I have gained weight. My habits haven't changed. Could something be wrong? It's not due to menstruation.

Depends: on what percentage weight gain. Small variations of weight are not uncommon. Weight gain loss of 5 percent of weigh tor more with all things been equal should be an indication for evaluation of reason for change, May check thyroid function, history of new meds, adrenal function ...Read more

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How do I treat anaemia from heavy menstruation?

How do I treat anaemia from heavy menstruation?

Anemia: Discuss with your ob-gyn if you should be on iron supplementation. Be sure that that is the cause and that there is no other reason for the anemia. Your pcp can help determine that. ...Read more

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Is a D & C needed with heavy menstruation after not having menstruation for 8 months?

Is a D & C needed with heavy menstruation after not having menstruation for 8 months?

Birth control : A D&C has risks and should only be performed if either there is a specific cause for the bleeding suspected by sonogram such as a polyp, hyperplasia or fibroid or if other methods to control bleeding have failed - ie birth control pills. IUD or Provera (medroxyprogesterone). The majority of heavy cycles are due to hormonal imbalance - burth control pills and NSAIDs are first line treatments and should be tried first ...Read more

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Heavy pain during menstruation i want to improve my menstruation by harbal remedies ?

Heavy pain during menstruation
i want to improve my menstruation by
harbal  remedies
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Chamomile: Medical studies have not found herbal supplements to be terribly helpful for dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps). That being said, some patients see benefit from the use of chamomile, valerian or cramp bark. ...Read more

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