Heavy periods (menorrhagia) are most commonly caused by a hormonal imbalance. However, several other factors may play a role in heavy menstrual bleeding. Read more: Why Is My Period So Heavy? Article
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Can I Get Pregnant Shortly After My Period?
Getting pregnant just after your period is unlikely, but it’s not impossible. However, the chances of getting pregnant are low right after the periods compared to a few days or a week in the menstrual cycle.
Cramps but No Period
Having cramps but no period can occur because of conditions other than your monthly menstrual cycle. They may feel like period cramps of the lower abdomen when you are not due for your period and produce no blood. These 12 diseases and conditions are examples of what can cause abdominal cramping when not on period.
Why Am I Having Menstrual Cramps but No Period?
Menstrual cramps may happen even without a period. Learn more about menstrual cramps without a period, when they can happen, what causes them, and what to watch out for. Menstrual cramps are a type of abdominal pain women get when they have their period. Menstrual cramps may occur after running due to dehydration, gastrointestinal problems, hypothyroidism and pregnancy.
Spotting vs. Period
Menstruation (a female's "period") occurs due to the shedding of the lining of the uterus. Menstrual bleeding lasts about three to five days, and the bleeding is heavy the first couple of days and then it lessens. Spotting is vaginal bleeding between periods.
How Many Days Before a Period Do You Get Discharge?
Vaginal discharge is a normal part of a woman's menstrual cycle. Learn about vaginal discharge before a period, how many days you get discharge before your period, signs and causes of vaginal discharge, and when to see a doctor if there's a problem. Vaginal discharge is the fluid secreted from the uterus, cervix (neck of the uterus) and vagina. A thick yellow vaginal discharge may point to vaginitis (infection of the vagina).
Why Am I Getting Period Cramps With No Blood?
Why are you getting period cramps but no blood? Learn the causes of period cramps without blood and how to treat it. The menstrual cycle is cyclic changes that occur in a woman"s body every month. During the menstrual cycle, the levels of reproductive hormones change, the egg is released from the ovary, and the uterus is prepared for pregnancy.
Why Am I Getting Brown Discharge Before My Period?
What is brown discharge and why does it sometimes happen before your period? Learn the signs of abnormal vaginal bleeding and what the causes may be.
What Are Signs Your Period Is Coming?
Knowing the signs of a period can help you deal with your menstrual symptoms. Learn how to identify the signs of a period, know when to see a doctor, and find treatment for your period symptoms. Pregnancy is the time when a baby develops in the womb. A period is the time in a woman's monthly cycle in which she bleeds and sheds uterine lining. Early pregnancy symptoms may be confused with period symptoms because they can be similar.
How Can I Stop Prolonged Periods Naturally?
Heavy periods may be a sign of some underlying health condition. Quite often, heavy and prolonged periods may be a result of nutritional deficiencies. There are a few home remedies for a heavy period. Your doctor may use medication or surgery to treat heavy periods.
How Do I Get Rid of Gas Pains During My Period?
Gas pain during your period can be debilitating. Learn what causes gas pain during your period and how you can get rid of it or lower the chances of developing gas pain during your period.
Is It My Period or Implantation Bleeding?
What is the difference between implantation bleeding and your period? What are the differences between early pregnancy and period symptoms?
Can Sperm Survive in Menstrual Blood?
Sperm can survive in a woman’s reproductive system for up to 5 days whether the woman is menstruating or not. Thus, even if a woman has sex during her period, sperm from ejaculation may remain inside her reproductive system and may fertilize the egg if ovulation occurs.
What Can Spotting Before Your Period Mean?
Spotting before your period can have many causes. Find out what signs to watch for, the causes of spotting between periods, and how it can be treated.
What Are the Side Effects of Having Irregular Periods?
Having irregular periods is a common issue that affects many women. Learn the side effects of having irregular periods, the symptoms of irregular periods, what causes irregular periods, how doctors diagnose irregular periods, and what you can do to treat irregular periods.
Do Periods Get Heavier as You Age?
A heavy period, called heavy menstrual bleeding, is when you have blood loss during your period that seriously interferes with your life. During your 40s, when you enter perimenopause, your periods can become erratic and heavy.
What Are Some of the Early Warning Signs of Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a gum disease that can damage your teeth, gums, and jaw. Learn what it is, how it is caused, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
What Is the Normal Cycle for Menstruation?
Menstruation (menses or period or monthly) is the discharge of blood and tissue from the inner lining of the womb through the woman’s vagina every month. The amount of blood that comes out of a woman’s body is called menstrual flow.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms Before Missed Period
Pregnancy symptoms vary from one woman to another. Women could have none of the symptoms but can still go on to have a perfectly healthy pregnancy. Usually missing a period after conception is considered a sign of pregnancy.
Why Is My Period More Heavy Than Usual?
Heavy period bleeding, also called menorrhagia, is a common condition experienced by menstruating women. Periods may be heavier than usual because of hormone-related conditions, uterus-related conditions, infections, medicines, and other factors.
How Can I Make My Period Stop Being So Heavy?
A heavy period, known by its medical term menorrhagia, is when your period lasts more than 7 days, and you experience unusually heavy bleeding. You can stop your period from being so heavy by taking medications, supplements, or having certain surgical procedures.
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