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Why do women break out while on their period?

Why do women break out while on their period?

Progestrone: During your cycle you produce Progesterone which has male hormone characteristics. This effects the oil glands and results in menstrual flares in some women. Birth control pills can control this type of acne in 1-2 cycles. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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Why women get cramps on their period?

Why women get cramps on their period?

Uterine contractions: The uterine musculature contracts to "eject" the deteriorating endometrium which makes up the bulk of your period. ...Read more

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Does alcohol's effect on women change when they're on their period?

Does alcohol's effect on women change when they're on their period?

No: Have not heard this from any of my women patients, and did a brief literature search and cannot find any reports of different effects of alcohol on women who are in their menstrual cycle. There are hormonal changes of mood during the period before the menstrual cycle, which together with alcohol, could conceivably change levels of depression or anxiety. ...Read more

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Why do women get cramps on their period?

Why do women get cramps on their period?

Prostaglandins: Prostaglandins help the womb to contract and remove the lining of the womb during a period. There may be excessive contraction resulting in pain. Other causes are endometriosis, fibroids,infection etc. Medications such as NSAIDS, OCP can be useful ...Read more

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Why do women cramp and feel sick when they're on their period?

Why do women cramp and feel sick when they're on their period?

The basic reason is: That prostaglandins are released but some women have specific issues. Reasons for significant menstrual cramps can be endometriosis, cervical stenosis, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis & pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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How long do most women go without getting their menstrual period?

How long do most women go without getting their menstrual period?

2-3 months: We consider cycles normal if they come roughly every month and aren't too heavy or crampy and no bleeding in between. Cycles in healthy women can be as close as 21 days and as infrequent as every 2-3 months. If you period is unusually late, you should consider pregnancy if that's a possibility and hormonal issues and be checked by a gyn. ...Read more