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Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea (pain with menstruation) can be primary or secondary. The first thing a woman should do is see a physician to determine which kind of dysmenorrhea she has. Primary dysmenorrhea is ...
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What is the test for endometriosis?

The most common ways to diagnose endometriosis are as follows: Palpation/physical exam Imaging test (MRI, Ultrasound) Laparoscopy* Laparoscopy, where the doctor makes a small incision to insert a ...
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Normal for menstruation blood to be brown/black at the start?

Menstrual blood is composed of a mixture of blood (blood cells), vaginal secretions, endometrial cells and inflammatory cells. I have found no study investigating the change in colour of mentruation ...
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Do tampons cause menstrual pain?

I'll assume by "stomach", you mean abdominal pain, probably lower abdominal pain. And yes, tampons can cause lower abdominal pain in the presence of endometriosis (ectopic endometrial tissue). The ...
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Breakthrough bleeding and antibiotics

You should not skip any pills when taking oral contracptives. Breakthrough bleeding is not uncommon, especially early on, and the pill is still effective at preventing pregnancy. You should, however, ...
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Menstruation and emergency contraceptives

Questions about medications are usually best answered by the manufacturer, or by a site such as or In this case, the manufacturer has this to say: You have to know that ...
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What Is the full list of hormonal changes pre period?

After a “LH-Surge” (LH - Lutheinizing Hormone) (which occurs around day 12 of cycle due to inverting the effect of estradiol on the secretion of LH from the adenohypohysis) the ovulation occurs and ...
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Is menstruation manageable?

Heave menstruation can be a pathology, which is called menorrhagia. There is a multitude of medication available: NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), ...
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Does birth control affect menstrual normality after stopping use in patients with PCOS?

The short answer: her periods will probably be irregular when she stops taking birth control, unless she's taken other measures to reduce her PCOS symptoms. Source: I'm a medical student who has PCOS....
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