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What Is the full list of hormonal changes pre period?

I am having surprising difficulty finding a complete scientific description of the hormonal changes that occur in a premenopausal woman in the days before her period. Is there a good resource for ...
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Is menstruation manageable?

For individuals with heavy flow, menstruation can be extremely taxing. Are there ways of managing duration and heaviness of the menstruation? I know that ibuprofen is prescribed, but how about ...
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Menstruation and emergency contraceptives

I would like to know whether emergency contraceptive (such as postinor2) can make you skip a period completely in the menstural cycle it was taken in? Especially after a pregnancy test (taken 3 days ...
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Does birth control affect menstrual normality after stopping use in patients with PCOS?

I have been looking into this question for a friend who has been prescribed birth control pills. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome but has since recovered. She currently has no ...
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menorrhagia in early hyperthyroidism

What is the pathophysiology of menustral irregularities in hyperthyroidism? Especially early menorrhagia seen in early hyperthyroidism?
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Normal for menstruation blood to be brown/black at the start?

Lately, in addition to the more intense abdominal pain than usual, my period is manifesting itself in dark brown/black (tarry-like) blood from the start and staying like that for almost 5 days until ...
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Do tampons cause menstrual pain?

I heard that from the pressure of tampons used during menstruation, women can get lower abdominal pain. What are the causes that lead from pressure to pain. Does this pain increase with different ...
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What is the test for Endometriosis

My girlfriend (44, never had kids) has very severe pain and cramps during her period. Her gynaecologist just gives her pain killers. What tests should she do to figure out if she has Endometriosis?
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Breakthrough bleeding and antibiotics

Can antibiotics cause breaktrough-bleeding? Should birth-control pills be stopped when taking antibiotics?
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Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Some women have mild discomfort with their menstrual periods; some have much more pain. Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?