- Q How can hormone treatments help with menstrual problems?
Hormone imbalances are often at the root of menstrual problems. For example, a progesterone imbalance can cause menorrhagia (abnormally heavy periods), so your doctor may prescribe progesterone that you can take orally to lighten the menstrual flow. For... Full Answer
- Q Can menstrual problems be prevented?
Menstrual problems can be caused by both preventable and non-preventable factors. For example, amenorrhea (absent periods) may result if a woman exercises far too much, and menorrhagia (abnormally heavy periods) can be caused by an intrauterine device... Full Answer
- Q Does everyone experience menstrual cramps during menstruation?
Not all women experience menstrual cramps, also called dysmenorrhea, during menstruation. For teens, cramps are often caused by prostaglandin but for older women cramps can indicate a more serious condition like fibroids or endometriosis. If no... Full Answer
- Q Is premenstrual syndrome part of the menstruation cycle?
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is the term referring to the many varying symptoms related to the physical and emotional changes that take place just before monthly menstruation. Symptoms vary from person to person and month to month but may include... Full Answer
- Q Can my asthma affect menstruation?
Asthma does not seem to affect menstruation so much as menstruation affects symptoms of asthma. The hormonal changes that take place during, and just before, your menstrual cycle begins can cause some women to experience more severe asthma symptoms than... Full Answer
- Q What is the affect of exercise on menstruation?
Regular exercise is important to maintaining a healthy body and may help to reduce symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome. Participating in regular exercise training before menstruation begins, or maintaining an exercise schedule that severely... Full Answer
- Q What affect do eating disorders have on menstruation?
Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa may lead to disruption of the menstruation cycle, especially in adolescent women. Extreme weight loss and body mass index can lead to amenorrhea, the cessation of the monthly period. According to... Full Answer
- Q Are amenorrhea and menopause both the end of menstruation?
Menopause is the permanent end to the reproductive life of a woman which marks the end of all monthly periods of bleeding. Menopause usually occurs when a woman is in her early fifties. Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual periods. Amenorrhea may occur... Full Answer
- Q Should I be concerned if my blood clots during menstruation?
Blood clots during menstruation may be normal. If your blood clots are accompanied by other symptoms including very heavy blood flow, you may have menorrhagia. Consult your doctor if you are experiencing blood clots or other irregularities during... Full Answer