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Menses; pertaining to menses.
[G. the menses, ntr. pl. of katamēnios, monthly, fr. mēn, month]
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See menses.

cat′a·me′ni·al adj.
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Menses; pertaining to menses.
[G. the menses, ntr. pl. of katamēnios, monthly, fr. mēn, month]
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Patient discussion about catamenia

Q. preventing pre menstrual MIGRAINES. Has anyone come up with any good preventive medicine for migraines? Mine come systematically right before and during the menstrual cycle. My (male) neurolight in Paris didn't seem to see a linkk with migraines and my cycle - or offer any preventive advice. I take Relpax to relieve. Does anyone have a more natural or preventive solution?

A. I have the same problem and take Topomax to prevent the migrains. Also make sure you get enough rest right before you start. There seems to be a correlation. It took about 2 months to fully work but at least the first migrain after I started taking Topomax wasn't as severe.

Q. can you get poly-cystic ovarian syndrome when you still have your menstrual cycle?

A. polycystic ovarian syndrome is when the egg does not come out- so i guess there is no menstrual that month. but as far as i know it's not every month that an egg decides to stay at home after 18... i guess you can check up more exact at this site:

Q. is it normal to get a nausous feeling around the time i would start my menstrual cycle?

A. Yes, it is absolutely normal to feel nausea before and during menstrual cycle. The shift in hormonal levels can cause also headaches, mood changes, feeling of bloating and other common symptoms.

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Catamenial pneumothorax: Case report and literature review.
Thomas, "Pneumoperitoneum with catamenial pneumothorax," American Journal of Roentgenology, vol.
(66) When conventional treatments for problems related to 5[alpha]-R excess such as PMDD, postpartum depression, catamenial seizures, menstrual migraine and alopecia, acne and hirsutism are ineffective (or unsuitable or simply not the patient's preference), the use of a 5[alpha]-R blocker can be considered if fertility is not desired.
Catamenial pneumothorax (CP) also known as spontaneous pneumothorax; is a lung condition which occurs in conjunction to the menstrual period.
Risk factors associated with various types of pneumothorax Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) Smoking Family history of PSP Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome Familial cancer syndrome (FLCN) Marfan syndrome Homocystinuria Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Cystic fibrosis Lung malignancy Necrotizing pneumonia Catamenial (*) Rare: Ankylosing spondylitis Asthma Histiocytosis X Interstitial lung disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Metastatic sarcoma Rheumatoid arthritis Sarcoidosis Iatrogenic / Traumatic Chest wall trauma Open or minimally invasive procedures to the chest wall or abdomen Infection Presence of gas forming organisms (*) In association with menses due to intra-thoracic endometriosis
Catamenial pneumothorax, clinical manifestations--a multidisciplinary challenge.
* Approved as adjunctive treatment for refractory focal and generalized epilepsies, especially absence, and for catamenial (menstrual related) seizures
One third to one half of women with epilepsy have catamenial seizure patterns, with seizures most likely to occur in the perimenstrual period and at ovulation.
Hiranouchi et al., "A case of cerebral endometriosis causing catamenial epilepsy," Neurology, vol.
The chronic, intracranial EEG recordings provided by the RNS technology have other potentially valuable uses, including seizure prediction/warning; seizure awareness and counting as a way to assess treatment efficacy; identification of circadian, catamenial, and other ictal and interictal patterns; and the lateralization of bitemporal seizures, Dr.
While seizures can disrupt hormonal balance, neurons in the epileptic brain can also become hypersensitive to hormones, a force that seems to drive both catamenial epilepsy (a pattern of seizures that peaks near the time of menstruation) and the high prevalence of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in this population.