Questions tagged [menstruation]

Occurs when uterine lining is shed. Cause bleeding and may cause cramps, irritability and other potentially unpleasant effects.

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Extended amenorrhea due to exercise - how to mitigate long-term damage?

One thing that female athletes with low body fat can encounter is amenorrhea. While not a problem in the short term, extended instances of this can lead to bone loss (osteopenia/osteoporosis). Are ...
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Is transvaginal ultrasound the only imaging modality option for diagnosis of PCOS?

Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) requires that 2 of these 3 be present: chronic anovulation hyperandrogenism (clinical/biologic) polycystic ovaries For the 3rd criteria, usually a ...
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Can removing a contraceptive implant cause secondary amenorrhea?

When a woman stops taking birth control medication, she might suffer from various side effects. Can secondary amenorrhea (i.e. missing periods for more than 3 months) be induced by the removal of a ...
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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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Is spotting considered a period?

During perimenopause a womans period may become irregular and lighter. Since menopause is said to be finished after a woman hasn't had a period for 12 months, would very light menstrual spotting for ...
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Dry red patches on face?

Around two or three days ago I noticed some unusual dry red patches started forming on my face. They're dry, rather itchy, and red even though some aren't that red. As of now, I have them under my ...
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dangers of keeping blood in a jar

What are the dangers of collecting menstrual blood in a jar for a week and then paint with it? Will there be any dangerous bacteria in the blood that could be airborne? Is there any substance I can ...
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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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Infrared light therapy for menstrual pains?

My wife often has menstrual pains that knock her down for 1-2 days every month. She uses heat packs to make it bearable. I saw an infrared light on special offer earlier today and considering buying ...
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Are PCOS & endometriosis linked? How to know if menstrual pain is atypical to warrant testing?

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 5 years ago and take Metformin for it (although the symptoms are still at large). But lately, despite taking birth control, my period causes me an immense amount of ...
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How does my body know how long a month is?

Every month I get my period. Mine is somewhat irregular, but it's usually between 27-33 days. How does my body gauge that amount of time? Is there some kind of external factor (wake/sleep cycles, ...