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Can menstrual problems cause complications?

Complications can arise from a variety of menstrual problems. For example, women can become anemic if they have abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding. Another menstrual problem, a hormonal condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome, can raise a woman's risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

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