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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia)

Learn about heavy menstrual bleeding (also called menorrhagia), its causes, diagnosis, and treatment Menorrhagia is the medical term that describes...

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Overview and Types of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Learn about abnormal uterine bleeding and how it's different from a regular period, plus get information on the different types. If you are...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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7 Ways to Manage Premenstrual Breast Pain

Learn about what causes premenstrual breast pain or cyclic mastalgia and what you can do to feel better. Do your breasts get very painful and swollen...

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Hormonal Contraceptives and Menorrhagia Treatment

Hormonal contraceptives help reduce bleeding episodes. As such, it may be helpful as part of menorrhagia treatment (heavy menstrual bleeding)....

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10 Reasons for a Missed Period

If you've ever wondered, "Why is my period late?" you're not alone. If you are not pregnant, there are other reasons for a missed...

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6 Common Reasons for Lighter Periods

Learn about some of the potential reasons you've had a lighter period than normal, including pregnancy, changes in weight, and age. A lighter...

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Is There a Link Between Heavy Periods and Hair Loss?

Uncovering a probable genetic connection between uterine fibroids and hair loss in women of African descent. There are a few known links between...

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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...

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Why Do Some Women Get Their Period Twice a Month?

Occasional fluctuations in your menstrual cycle, like getting two periods in one month, can be normal but may point to an underlying medical issue....

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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...

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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....

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What Is Anovolation?

Learn about anovulation, a common cause of infertility; find out about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition. Ovulation is...

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An Overview of Oligomenorrhea

Oligomenorrhea refers to infrequent or abnormally light bleeding in people who menstruate. Oligomenorrhea refers to infrequent or abnormally light...

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