Menstrual Disorders Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
The Hypothalamus and Your Menstrual Cycle
When it comes to your period it really is all your head; or at least the cause of it is. Learn about the role your brain plays in your monthly cycle.
Miscarriage Signs and Symptoms
Miscarriages are a common complication of early pregnancy. Understand what signs or symptoms might suggest you are having a miscarriage.
The Facts About Vaginal Douching
Vaginal douching is a controversial feminine hygiene practice. Do you know all of the related health implications? Here's why you shouldn't douche.
Cyclic Mastalgia: Recurrent Premenstrual Breast Pain
Learn about premenstrual breast pain or cyclic mastalgia. What it is and what you can do to feel better.
Medical Marijuana For Menstrual Cramps?
Heard the buzz about medical marijuana and menstrual cramps? Learn more about what we know and what we don't know about this controversial therapy.
How to Keep Yourself Clean During Your Period
Managing your menstrual flow can be challenging and messy at times. Learn what you should and shouldn't be cleaning up and tips on what to use.
What is Puberty and How Does it Start?
Puberty describes when a girl undergoes sexual development, changes in body shape and height, and emotional maturity.
Managing Your Menstrual Flow
There are many different types of feminine hygiene products. Here are a few basic tips to help you choose the one that is right for you.
What are Uterine Fibroids and Their Causes?
Have you recently been told by your healthcare provider that you have uterine fibroids? Understand your diagnosis.
What Is the Endometrium?
Here's our comprehensive explanation of the endometrium what it is and the role it plays in women's reproductive health.
Adenomyosis Symptoms and Treatments
Read this article of a review of adenomyosis, which covers symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of this condition.
Toxic Shock Syndrome - Symptoms and Prevention
Review of toxic shock syndrome or TSS. Covers symptoms associated with toxic shock syndrome, as well as prevention tips.
Menstruation: The Facts Not The Fiction
It is important to understand how your menstrual cycle works because these normal cyclic changes affect how you feel physically and emotionally.
Tampon Tips for Teens (And Other New Users)
Tampons can be intimidating to teens who have just started menstruating. Here are some tips for first timers.
7 Common Myths About Your Period
You might be misinformed about your menstrual health. Don't believe these common myths about your monthly periods.
Treatment Options For Painful Periods
Are your menstrual cramps making you miserable or even keeping you from work or school? Painful periods are no joke. Learn ways to manage the pain.
Diabetes and Your Period: 5 Things Women Need to Know
From difficult premenstrual glycemic control to irregular periods, women living with diabetes are faced with some unique menstrual challenges.
Treatment Options for Severe PMS/PMDD
There are many options for treating PMS. Learn about lifestyle changes and complementary therapies as well as what to do if your symptoms are more severe.
Endometrial Hyperplasia: Risk Factors, Types, and Treatments
Understand the diagnosis of endometrial hyperplasia. Learn what it is, the symptoms, if you are at risk and how it is treated.
What Are Menstrual Migraine Headaches?
Menstrual migraines occur around the time of a woman's monthy period. Learn the symptoms of these hormonal headaches, and how to treat and prevent them.
What Are Menstrual Cramps and How Do They Feel?
A review of menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea. Includes what menstrual cramps are and how menstrual cramps feel.
Why Are There Blood Clots in My Period?
A look at blood clots and clumps of tissue contained in menstrual blood.
Is Yellow Vaginal Discharge Normal?
Vaginal discharge can be normal. Vaginal symptoms or developing a yellow vaginal discharge or foul-smelling fluid may signal infection.
Can I Go Swimming While I'm On My Period?
Going swimming during your period is safe and may actually help fight menstrual cramps and fatigue.
Iron Deficiency Anemia - Foods and Treatments
A review of iron rich foods for increasing dietary intake of iron when anemia is diagnosed. Provides food lists, and information about supplements.
Understanding Premenstrual Syndrome
It is normal to feel a little off in the week before your period. But if you are feeling really awful you may have PMS. Understand the diagnosis.
Galactorrhea - What It Is And What Causes It
Not pregnant and having a milky nipple discharge? You likely have a hormonal imbalance. Learn more about the multiple causes of galactorrhea.
Anovulatory Bleeding - Why a Period May Be Irregular
Glossary definition for anovulatory bleeding. Covers amount of blood loss and frequency of bleeding in anovulatory bleeding.
Lochia alba, serosa & rubra - Post Childbirth Discharge
A review of the postpartum occurrence of lochia, vaginal bleeding and discharge after childbirth. Covers the three stages of lochia.
Understanding Problem Periods
Learn about how your age can influence your menstrual cycle and what questions your healthcare provider might ask about your abnormal periods.
Dizziness: Why Do I Feel Dizzy?
Experiencing dizziness can be unsettling. In menstruating women, heavy periods are a common cause of dizziness due to anemia.
Treatment Options for Heavy Periods
Heavy periods can take control of your life. Learn about some treatment options that you can discuss with your healthcare provider.
Is Glyphosate Making Your Tampon Toxic?
Harmful chemicals are all around us but are they lurking in our feminine hygiene products too? A look at the reasons for concern.
What is Menarche?
Definition of menarche and when it occurs in girls.
Understand Why You May Bleed After Sex
Post-Coital bleeding is also known as bleeding after sex. You are probably very anxious about it. Learn what might be causing your postcoital bleeding.
First Line Treatment For PMS: Diet and Lifestyle
The first line treatment for PMS starts with you. Dietary and lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, and herbs to help you control your PMS symptoms.
Changing Tampons or Pads During Menstruation
When do you need to change your tampon or pad during your period? This article discusses when it is the best time to change them.
What Causes Heavy Periods?
Learn about some of the causes of heavy periods and what testing your healthcare provider may suggest.
Things that Can Cause You to Miss Your Period
Missed your period and wondering why? Have a look at ten possible reasons why Aunt Flo skipped her monthly visit.
Is My Period Normal Or Not?
Every woman's menstrual flow is different but there is a limited spectrum of normal. Learn what is normal bleeding and what is not.
Types of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
If you are having bleeding that it is different from your regular period you are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding. Learn about the diagnosis.
Tracking Your Period is Good for Your Health
How a menstrual cycle calendar can help you track and chart your periods and monitor your overall reproductive health.
Hormonal Contraceptives Can Help Manage Problem Periods
Learn about how the different hormonal contraceptives work and how they can help with the pain and bleeding associated with your period.
Thick Or Thin? What Type Of Period Blood Is Normal?
Describes the appearance of normal menstrual blood. Includes information about the color and consistency of menstrual blood.
How Many Days Of Bleeding Are Typical During Menstruation?
A look at how long a period lasts, or the duration of menstrual bleeding during a woman's menstrual cycle. Learn about what impacts the length of a period.
What Is Menstrual Molimina?
A look at when menstrual molimina occurs. Covers the symptoms of menstrual molimina.
Tips for Having Sex During Your Period
Having sex during your period is safe and can actually be fun. Learn some tricks to control the mess while having sex during your menstruation.
What Do Tampon Absorbency Ratings Mean?
A look at the official guidelines for tampon absorbency ratings. Learn to pick the right tampon absorbency for your menstrual blood flow.
How to Insert and Remove Vaginal Tampons
Instructions on how to use a tampon, including insertion, how to dispose of used tampons, and what to do if vaginal dryness makes tampon insertion difficult.
DIY: How To Remove a Stuck Tampon
Think you lost your tampon? Think again. Read about how this actually isn't possible and what you can do at home to remove it.
Exercise, Weight Issues and Menstruation
A look at how exercise affects menstruation or your period. Include signs that indicate you're exercising too much.
What Is Iron Deficiency Anemia?
A review of iron deficiency anemia. Covers the causes, symptoms, and treatment of iron deficiency anemia.
Menstrual Cycle Disorders Diagnosis
A look at the diagnosis of menstrual cycle disorders such as abnormal uterine bleeding, PMS, PMDD, and benign uterine fibroid tumors. Covers how diagnostic tools and procedures help your doctor learn the cause of your menstrual cycle disorders.
How to Skip Your Period
Worried that Aunt Flo is going to crash your wedding or ruin your tropical vacation. No worries, with a little pre planning there is a way to make sure Aunt Flo misses her next visit.
Asymptomatic Disease: A Diagnostic Dilemma
Understand what it means to be asymptomatic for a certain condition or disease and how this may delay your diagnosis.
Period Problems To Discuss With Your Doctor
Heavy bleeding, irregular periods, and other symptoms that suggest you should see your doctor sooner rather than later.
What Does the Phrase "On the Rag" Mean?
A review of the phrase
What is Polymenorrhea? - Definition
Description of the type of abnormal uterine bleeding called polymenorrhea.
How Often Do You Get Your Period?
A menstrual cycle typically lasts 28 days. Learn when to expect your next period to start and end.
When to See Your Doctor for Menstrual Cramps
A review of situations that indicate you should seek medical advice for painful periods. Covers symptoms that when associated with menstrual cramps mean you need to see your doctor.
What Are the Medical Treatments for Menstrual Cramps?
A review of various medical treatments used to treat painful menstrual periods. Includes prescription medications such as oral contraceptives, antibiotics and antidepressants, as well as surgical treatments for dysmenorrhea.
When You See a Doctor for Menstrual Cramps, Expect This
Here's what to expect when you visit your doctor for menstrual cramps. Questions your doctor probably will ask you about your cramps are discussed.
What Does Mittelschmerz Mean?
Mittelschmerz is a German word that refers to ovulation pain between periods. Learn what causes the one-sided abdominal ache and how to relieve it.
What Is Chasteberry?
A review of chasteberry and how this herb is used. Covers basic facts about chasteberry including side effects and who should not use the herb.
What Happens During Puberty?- Information for Girls
Covers the physical and emotional changes that girls experience during puberty. Includes information about body changes such as the development of body hair and the onset of menstruation.
What Are Menstrual Cycle Problems?
Are your period-related symptoms severe enough to be considered menstrual cycle problems? Take this quiz and learn more about the most common conditions.
What Are Cervical Polyps? - Symptoms and Diagnosis
A look at cervical polyps including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Treatments for Common Menstrual Cycle Disorders
The term menstrual cycle disorder doesn't refer to just one period-related condition. Learn the different treatment options for most common symptoms.
Menstrual Cycle Phases - An Overview
Menstrual cycle phases occur in two distinct parts. These phases shift with the rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone levels unique to female reproduction.
Perimenopause and Hormome Therapy: Cool Down the Hot Flashes
A look at recommended treatments for the symptoms of perimenopause. Covers specific symptoms of perimenopause and treatments options including estrogen therapy, estrogen-progestogen therapy, and oral contraceptives.
Painful Period in a Teenager: Part 1
Part 1: Highlights of a conversation between a teenage patient and her gynecologist give insight into the cause of her painful periods
Painful Period in a Teenager: Part 2
Part 2: Highlights of a conversation between a teenage patient and her gynecologist give insight into the cause of her painful periods
What are Gonadotropin Releasing Hormones Agonists?
A review of GnRH agonists that covers how this drug works and what gynecologic conditions it is used to treat.Includes side effects and risks of GnRH agonists.
When Will My Periods Become Regular?
You survived your first period! Wondering what happens next? Learn about when to expect your period to become regular and when things may be going wrong.
My Birth Control is Making Me Crazy!
Feeling more irritable, tearful or anxious since starting a new hormonal contraceptive? It isn't just your imagination! Learn why this can happen.
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Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
Whether you have recently been diagnosed or you think you might have uterine fibroids learn about what symptoms you may experience.