Cycle Disorders

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Menstrual Cycle Disorders

Heavy bleeding, missed periods, and spotting between cycles can be symptoms of a menstrual disorder. Explore the possible causes and treatments.

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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. Are you ruining your underwear and bedsheets?Are you changing your plans to avoid embarrassing “accidents” during...

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Missed Periods and Marathon Training

Is it normal to skip a monthly menstrual cycle when running a lot during marathon training? Amenorrhea can be a serious problem for female runners. Some runners with very low body fat or those who are training very intensely (for an endurance race...

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Primary Dysmenorrhea in Teenagers

Primary dysmenorrhea is a common cause of painful periods, especially in teenagers. It is usually very easy to treat. Don't suffer in silence. If you have painful periods you are not alone. It is thought that up to 90 percent of women...

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An Overview of Metrorrhagia

Metrorrhagia (abnormal or dysfunctional uterine bleeding) is vaginal bleeding that occurs outside of the expected menstrual cycle. Metrorrhagia, now commonly called intermenstrual bleeding, is vaginal bleeding that occurs at irregular intervals not...

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Causes of Dizziness During Your Period

Experiencing dizziness can be unsettling. In menstruating women, heavy periods are a common cause of feeling dizzy due to anemia. Do you sometimes experience dizziness and wonder what might be causing it? If you are menstruating, the reason you...

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Period Concerns to Discuss With Your Doctor

Read about heavy bleeding, irregular periods, and other symptoms and concerns that suggest you should see your doctor sooner rather than later. Experiencing a normal period every month can be challenging for some women. But there are changes to your...

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