menstrual flow

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menstrual flow

The endometrial tissue that sloughs monthly during menstruation, from menarche to menopause, which lasts for 2–7 days and ranges from 10 to 80 ml in volume.
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menstrual flow

Menstrual discharge, period Gynecology The vaginal bleeding that occurs monthly from menarche to menopause, which lasts for 2–7 days of a discharge averaging 60–70 mL. See Menstruation.
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Patient discussion about menstrual flow

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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This descriptive study was conducted in gynaecology A unit Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar and private clinic over a period of 3years (June 2004 - June 2007) including 60 women presented with heavy regular menstrual flow (menorrhagia).
The primary imbalance in women with PMS is elevated estrogen and reduced progesterone during the 5-10 days before the menstrual flow begins.
[3] After intracoronary administration of streptokinase, no increase in the subject's menstrual flow was noted.
A tampon is a hygiene product designed to absorb the menstrual flow by insertion into the vagina.
An iron supplement may help prevent iron deficiency anemia for those with heavy menstrual flow. Take multivitamins that have all the necessary vitamins, including calcium for strong bones and folate for a healthy heart and sound mind.
Menstrual flow was considered as scant, average and heavy one based on number of sanitary towels used (1-2, 3-5 and >5 sanitary towel per day as scanty, average and heavy menstrual flow respectively).
Diva provides the DivaCup, a reusable, bell-shape menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits low in the vaginal canal, collecting rather than absorbing the menstrual flow. The firm also offers Diva Wash, a botanical-based, pH-balanced cleanser specifically designed to protect the silicone material of The DivaCup as well as a woman's body.
An innovative and effective new product targeted at female consumers, Comfi Wear features a unique design that provides its users with much more thorough protection from heavy menstrual flow than a conventional pad.
(7) Sexual activity may greatly decline during menstrual flow, which can affect relationships in a profound way.
Once the cells or the tissue that line the uterus are destroyed, scar tissue forms, and monthly menstrual flow and any accompanying pain typically decrease.
If your dose is too high--if you become somewhat hyperthyroid--you may notice symptoms of hyperthyroidism (nervousness, weight loss, fast/irregular heart rate, changes in appetite, insomnia, muscle weakness/fatigue, decreased menstrual flow, among other symptoms; see "Overview/Thyroid Disorders," for other symptoms of hyperthyroidism).
Another quite common treatment is the contraceptive pill - used since the 60s to make menstrual flow lighter and less painful.