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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Menstruation is less than 1 day and it goes from heavy to small flow only.. what can you say about this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My girlfriend is menstruating heavily, she is discharging a lot more than usual.What can be the cause of this menstruation?
GYN: She must have a full gyn examination. This question cannot be answered without a pelvic examination and blood testing. ...Read more
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