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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    why is menopause so depressing for women?
    I asked this since when women reach the MenoP. , they are about 45-55, and that time, even if they were in a condition to reproduce, they wouldn't have, so what is so bad about menopause?

    • ANSWER:
      Believe me, I welcome menopause..I'm perimenopausal. Imagine, no periods! I've had my tubes tied since I was 25, so I'm not boohooing over no more child bearing years. But with menopause comes those hormone changes, which makes you feel PMS all the time. Your'e anxious, then drained of that and become depressed. Plus, those hot flashes can be a real winner!

  2. QUESTION:
    Can a woman who gave birth just before menopause continue breastfeeding after menop. or does milk prod cease?
    So I was just wondering... I know the average age for women to begin menopause is aroung 50 years old. Women are having babies at an older age lately and I was wondering if the menopause factor affects breastmilk production? If a woman is breastfeeding will it delay her menopause onset? If she delivers a baby and is breastfeeding will her milk production cease at menopause? Just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several factors to consider in this situation. First, menopause is an event that happens gradually - the hormones that are involved do not start and stop suddenly. Secondly, milk is produced on a "supply and demand" basis, and *most* women will produce enough milk for their infant(s) provided they are nursing on demand - that is, nursing as often as the baby(ies) cue to be fed and without any supplementation of formula. For the 3% of women who are medically unable to produce enough milk for their infants (due to conditions such as poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disorders, or perhaps even menopause), there are often safe medications that can be taken to help boost milk production.

      Would breastfeeding delay the onset of menopause? Possibly. The progesterone and oxytocin levels present in breastfeeding mothers could definitely have that effect. This would make a fascinating study!

      And remember - even if a mother, in menopause or not, is finding it difficult to sustain a full milk supply even after seeing a lactation specialist and attempting to boost her supply, SOME breastmilk is always healthier for her infant(s) than NO breastmilk! She should feel proud to provide that head start to her children!

  3. QUESTION:
    # 2 █ Can you write a little story that includes these titles of musicals?
    NOPE....Not homework....Just a little creative fun on YA.

    1. Good Vibrations
    2. Hallelujah, Baby!
    3. It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues
    4. Jubilee
    5. Kismet
    6. Lost in the Stars

    BONUS PHRASE: Menopause the Musical

    • ANSWER:
      "Abbie!...Abbbbieeee!"
      Abigail was sitting quietly on the subway when she heard her name being called..well..yelled!
      She looked up from the book she was reading to see a woman coming toward her with two young kids in tow.
      Abbie squinted her eyes..Who the?..oh no..it was Margo. Her wacked out old roomate from college. Abbie recalled parties that Margo held in their room..Margo knew many "interesting" people.
      "Abbie Hi! It's me Margo!!" The people sitting around Abbie were masters at ignoring crazy people. No one even looked up.
      "Umm.Margo..hi! How are you?"
      "Great..great!..Oh..these are my daughters: JUBILEE, she's 6 and KISMET, she''s 11. The 2 green-haired ear-pierced girls looked at her with a cockneyness too old for their young years.
      At that moment the subway came to a sudden halt, jarring some of the passengers. Margo laughed, chewing heavily on a piece of gum. "GOOD VIBRATIONS eh?! Ha-Ha!"
      "Yeah..good..vibrations." murmed Abigail.
      "Um.so..Margo. How are you doing?"
      "You know me! Always LOST IN THE STARS..trying to figure out the world! Ha-ha!!!"
      Some passengers sitting nearby got tired of hearing Margo practically screaming her words..and moved off to find other seats leaving room for Margo and her kids to sit.
      "So..whatcha reading?" asked/yelled Margo.
      "It's..it's called "IT AIN'T NOTHING, BUT THE BLUES". It's really a good book. It's about.."
      "That's great!" smiled Margo.."You were always the smart one with all your reading. Not me..I got myself an acting gig!
      Girls, tell Aunt Abbie what your Mom will be starring in!"
      The girls chimed in unison "MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL!"
      Abigail's mouth dropped open.
      "Menop..oh.kay..wow. That's great Margo..Real great.."
      The subway started to move off again.
      "HALLELUJAH, BABY!" whooped Margo. "We're finally moving ain't we girls??"
      Her daughter's cheered and clapped their hands..and Abbie with a fake grin and an inner eye roll, thanked God she was getting off at the next stop.

  4. QUESTION:
    If you are close to menopause is it necessary to have a hysterectomy for removal of fibroids causing anaemia?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sweetie,
      Absolutely not! Nor wud I advise it. U can get rid of fibroid with a Laparoscopy which is a lil incision jus below r belly button were they put a tube inside u & Lazer the Fibroids
      (burn em out) during the same time they'll probly due a D&C. I've had 4 done & fibroids r always beneign. It's a day surgery & a simple procedure, in & out same day. As 4 anemia, I've had as well which GYN & Dr agreed to B12 Shots & Iron is wat u need 4 anemia, r blood carries more red cells, than white, causing bruising, lathargy, weekness, etc. The only difference in r ques
      that is different/or didn't mention is Endometriosis, 2 much blood round the inside of r Uterous? I'm close 2 meno & had
      a Balloon Abulation & D&C. Perhaps u don't
      have these procedures but having a Hysterectomy being a serious operation was not on my GYN'S list this close to menop. lol Best o' Luck 2 u in r endeavours.

      LOL, Diana D

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for me to be prego? 10pnts. To best answer?
    I had unprotected sex with my fiancé about a month ago.. I had my period last week but it was almost two weeks late and it was irregular. Ive been having symptoms morning sickness hot flashes I'm only 20 so I know it's not menop. I had a miscarriage last year and the home pregnancy test came up negative everytime I tested soni really don't trust them now.. What do you guys think

    • ANSWER:
      Though of course women have been known to have periods whilst pregnant,It is extreemely rare.
      Therefore,considering that you had a period only last week,irregular or not,would suggest that you are not pregnant..It is 'still' a period expelling your unfertilised egg.

      The 'morning sickness' symptom is a little confusing however coupled with your other symptoms,So I would suggest,if it is troubling you that much,that you visit your GP who can perform a far more accurate blood test for pregnancy.This will obviously not only just tell whether or not you are pregnant,but it may also indicate if there has been a possible ectopic pregnancy etc..and just generally put your mind at ease.

      Best of luck,I hope this helps a little! xx

  6. QUESTION:
    Vagifem side effects and usage?
    My friend gave me some pessaries without leaflet but didnt know exactly what they were for, she just thought to insert before sex, like KY jelly. I researched internet to discover they were for vaginal dryness associated with menopause, which is fine, but I read this was after taking JUST one. One hour later I was shivering inside and my body trembled and found out on internet that this could be a side effect. Will this wear off with usage. Is it safe to carry on using them or should I see my gynae? To make matters worse I am not with my long term fella anymore so I wanted something instant and it wasnt and it was embarrasing and I feel like not bothering with sex anymore. Im not on any medication and dont have any other menop symptoms other than dryness and tiredness I guess. Never had kids and never been on the pill.

    • ANSWER:
      You can read about some side effects here: http://patientsville.com/medication/vagifem_side_effects.htm

  7. QUESTION:
    The last time i had a period wS febuary i came on 12 april still bleeding now cud i be going through the menop?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you could be going through menopause.

  8. QUESTION:
    Medical Question: Breast cancer?
    I've seen many older women (25+) unsatisfied with they're own breast size, prompting them to find natural remedies such as flax, Fenugreek, Soy, ect. It is said that ovarian cancer and breast cancer is common when taking Estrogen herbs after menop/.

    Estrogen plays a large role during puberty, what would happen if a midpubescent girl (12-17) took similair herbs? Would she develope any type of cancer?

    If the herbs had any effect on her breasts, would it be permanent? Some people say that taking estroherbs and then stopping can leave you with LESS breast tissue then when you started, is that true??

    Please Answer

    • ANSWER:
      It is said that ovarian cancer and breast cancer is common when taking Estrogen herbs after menop/.
      It is true. Why?

      •Indiscriminate Use of Steroids*—Risk involved in taking herbs rich in hormones/steroids..
      Steroids, double edged dragons, are artificial hormones which are to be used very sparingly that too for a very short duration [say a week or maximum month] ; under strict medical supervision, preferably by an endocrinologist or a gynecologist/reputed physician..
      They will give the feeling of well being for emergencies only. Diet pills, Birth control pills [Plan A,B,C,UNWANTED 72, Freedom-5, Marvelon-28, etc.], medication for allergies, asthma/bronchitis, depression possess steroids.
      Prolonged & indiscriminate usage has impact on cycles, mood swings,severe cramps, insomnia, anemia, Serious irreversible complications, cancers, which are worse than the symptoms.
      •PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      •Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ by Dr.Devendra Vora, D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P., an octogenarian & pioneer in acupressure in India.

  9. QUESTION:
    I am 21 years old and I have hot flashes and night sweats. Could this menopause?
    I worried that I might have to see a doctor. How young could you be before starting menopause?

    • ANSWER:
      u know, it could be one of MANY things. Yes, it could b sleep apnia, thyroid, diabetes, hormone imbalance, depression, stress, etc. Or it could b menopause. I personally have pre-ovarian failue = early menopause. I am soon-to-be 30 ears old. I was having problems in high school. I thought I was getting ADD. I could not remember what I read. I WOULD EVEN QUESTION MYSELF ON STUFF LIKE - IS MY NAME SPELLED RIGHT !?!
      My period started to slowly disappear each month until it was gone. I finally went to the doctor. I started going through menop. since I was roughly 16 years old. I am STILL going through it. All you need is a simple blood test to check your hormone levels.

      No matter what it may be you need to see a doctor. Oh, an OB did not discover this problem. Your pap smears will come up normal all the time. Also, if u r having early onset of MP, u can go to fertility clinic / get your eggs harvested and u will still be able to have children :-)

      I will say a prayer for u. I pray it is something simple to resolve. Please make an appointment with Doctor.

  10. QUESTION:
    My .bat game does not work properly and need some help.Can you help?
    I am working on a small game to help a friend with coding. I thought what better of a way than to make a game of everything he would need to know. Now I'm pretty good with coding c++ but Batch files are a lot easier to use since there is no need for compiling. Here are my codes.

    @echo off
    color a
    title The Unknown
    goto start
    :start
    cls
    echo.
    echo Corador
    echo By Zachary Taylor
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo (1) Easy
    echo (2) hard
    echo (3) Instructions
    set /p menop=">>"
    if %menop% equ 1 goto e_prep
    if %menop% equ 2 goto h_prep
    if %menop% equ 3 goto i
    goto start
    ::INSTRUCTIONS PAGE
    :i
    cls
    echo.
    echo Corador
    echo By Zachary Taylor
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo The objective to this game is to escape this corador.
    echo It is vary easy to get lost while in the corador.
    echo You could almost call it a labyrinth.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo All you have to do is use the "A" "S" "D" "W" keys to move.
    echo Every turn you make is always a 4 way intersection.
    echo If you get lost that is.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo However if you do manage to hit a wall, you will be promted.
    echo.
    echo Easy mode gives you a 10x10 square to explore and escape from.
    echo.
    echo Hard mode gives you a 50x50 square to escape from.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo Every time you play you will start in a new position.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo Good Luck
    pause
    goto start
    ::POINTLESS PAGE THAT I ADDED
    :e_prep
    cls
    echo.
    echo Welcome to the labyrinth!
    pause
    echo.
    echo Let's get started shall we?
    pause
    echo.
    echo.
    echo Setting start position!
    set x=0
    set y=0
    echo.
    echo OK, lets go!
    pause
    cls
    goto e_move_select
    ::WHERE THE PLAYER TELLS THE COMPUTER WHICH DIRECTION HE WANTS TO GO
    :e_move_select
    echo.
    echo Where are you going to go?
    set move=0
    set /p move=
    If %move% equ w goto e_move_up
    If %move% equ a goto e_move_left
    If %move% equ s goto e_move_down
    If %move% equ d goto e_move_right
    echo.
    echo You can only move if you enter a direction.
    goto e_move_select
    :e_move_up
    if y equ 10 (
    goto e_error_move)
    set /a y=y+1
    echo you have moved up 1 %y%
    goto e_win_check1
    :e_move_left
    if x equ 0 (
    goto e_error_move)
    set /a x=x-1
    echo you have moved left 1
    goto e_win_check1
    :e_move_down
    if y equ 0 (
    goto e_error_move)
    set /a y=y-1
    echo you have moved down 1
    goto e_win_check1
    :e_move_right
    if x equ 10 (
    goto e_error_move)
    set /a x=x+1
    echo you have moved right 1
    goto e_win_check1
    ::IF THE PLAYER HITS A WALL
    :e_error_move
    echo.
    echo You are on a wall and can not move that direction.
    echo.
    goto e_move_select
    ::IF THE PLAYER WINS
    :win
    cls
    echo.
    echo.
    echo You have escaped my labyrinth!
    echo.
    echo.
    echo Next time though you won't be so lucky.
    pause
    goto start
    ::CHECKS IF THE PLAYER HAS WON OR NOT
    :e_win_check1
    if x equ 9 (
    goto e_win_check2)
    goto e_move_select
    :e_win_check2
    if y equ 9 (
    goto win)
    goto e_move_select

    You can copy and paste it into your own .bat file if you want. I'm not sure whats wrong, but it seems as though it just skips the code where it checks if the y or x number has reached 10 or 0. I haven't started on the hard level because I want to figure this out first. Please tell me what I need to do!

    • ANSWER:
      Applying Ratchetr's answer and cleaning up the pauses (and replaceing set /p with choice[its faster but annoying if you press an invalid key] here is the code) i also threw in a script to have a random starting location "11*%random%/32768"

      @echo off
      color a
      title The Unknown
      goto start
      :start
      cls
      echo.
      echo Corador
      echo By Zachary Taylor
      echo.
      echo.
      echo.
      echo (1) Easy
      echo (2) hard
      echo (3) Instructions
      choice /c 1234567890qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm /n /m ^>^>
      if /i {"%Errorlevel%"} == {"1"} (goto e_prep)
      if /i {"%Errorlevel%"} == {"2"} (goto h_prep)
      if /i {"%Errorlevel%"} == {"3"} (goto i)
      goto start
      ::INSTRUCTIONS PAGE
      :i
      cls
      echo.
      echo Corador
      echo By Zachary Taylor
      echo.
      echo.
      echo.
      echo.
      echo The objective to this game is to escape this corador.
      echo It is vary easy to get lost while in the corador.
      echo You could almost call it a labyrinth.
      echo.
      echo.
      echo All you have to do is use the "A" "S" "D" "W" keys to move.
      echo Every turn you make is always a 4 way intersection.
      echo If you get lost that is.
      echo.
      echo.
      echo However if you do manage to hit a wall, you will be promted.
      echo.
      echo Easy mode gives you a 10x10 square to explore and escape from.
      echo.
      echo Hard mode gives you a 50x50 square to escape from.
      echo.
      echo.
      echo Every time you play you will start in a new position.
      echo.
      echo.
      echo.
      echo Good Luck
      pause >nul
      goto start
      ::POINTLESS PAGE THAT I ADDED
      :e_prep
      cls
      echo.
      echo Welcome to the labyrinth!
      pause >nul
      echo.
      echo Let's get started shall we?
      pause >nul
      echo.
      echo.
      echo Setting start position!
      set /a x=11*%random%/32768
      set /a y=11*%random%/32768
      echo (%x%,%y%)
      echo.
      echo OK, lets go!
      pause >nul
      cls
      goto e_move_select
      ::WHERE THE PLAYER TELLS THE COMPUTER WHICH DIRECTION HE WANTS TO GO
      :e_move_select
      echo.
      echo Where are you going to go?
      choice /c WASD1234567890qertyuiopfghjklzxcvbnm /n /m ^>^>
      if /i {"%Errorlevel%"} == {"1"} (goto e_move_up)
      if /i {"%Errorlevel%"} == {"2"} (goto e_move_left)
      if /i {"%Errorlevel%"} == {"3"} (goto e_move_down)
      if /i {"%Errorlevel%"} == {"4"} (goto e_move_right)
      echo.
      echo You can only move if you enter a direction.
      goto e_move_select
      :e_move_up
      if %y% equ 10 (
      goto e_error_move)
      set /a y=y+1
      echo you have moved up 1 (%x%,%y%)
      goto e_win_check1
      :e_move_left
      if %x% equ 0 (
      goto e_error_move)
      set /a x=x-1
      echo you have moved left 1 (%x%,%y%)
      goto e_win_check1
      :e_move_down
      if %y% equ 0 (
      goto e_error_move)
      set /a y=y-1
      echo you have moved down 1 (%x%,%y%)
      goto e_win_check1
      :e_move_right
      if %x% equ 10 (
      goto e_error_move)
      set /a x=x+1
      echo you have moved right 1 (%x%,%y%)
      goto e_win_check1
      ::IF THE PLAYER HITS A WALL
      :e_error_move
      echo.
      echo You are on a wall and can not move that direction.
      echo.
      goto e_move_select
      ::IF THE PLAYER WINS
      :win
      cls
      echo.
      echo.
      echo You have escaped my labyrinth!
      echo.
      echo.
      echo Next time though you won't be so lucky.
      pause >nul
      goto start
      ::CHECKS IF THE PLAYER HAS WON OR NOT
      :e_win_check1
      if %x% equ 9 (
      goto e_win_check2)
      goto e_move_select
      :e_win_check2
      if %y% equ 9 (
      goto win)
      goto e_move_select

  11. QUESTION:
    Big tummy....?
    If any Doctors are on line...what tests can I have for my lower tummy, its just so big I look 3 months pregnant but I am just a size 12 and no Im not pregnant. My mum had the same problem before she died of cancer but they didnt diagnose it until late, she complained of this symptom for years. Im not eating much so that cannot be it. Ive started menop, is it that, point is it could be many things but what tests are available and for ruling out what? It started about 6 months ago and doesnt ever seem to go down. I have become hooked on milkshakes at home (skimmed) and thus drinking l o t s of it. I wonder is it milk.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello I am a nurse. If your mother had a history of colon cancer definetely have a colonscopy done, chances are this can be a sign for a more serious condition like cancer. Remember to report changes in appetite, bowel movements, pain or other symptoms. Colon cancer usually has no symptoms until it's too late, so make sure you get checked up!!good luck.

  12. QUESTION:
    i been told u meant to get councilling before u get rod implant in i never did plus it can lead to early menop
    ause im only 25

    • ANSWER:
      iv the implant in and i was neva offered it!personally i think if ur doc taut u should they wuda refered ya!also im only 17

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a male menopause?
    My female co-workers say men go through something like menopause. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Male Menopause (also called viropause or andropause) involves the hormonal, physiological, and chemical changes that occur in all men generally between the ages of 40 and 55, though it can occur as early as 35 or as late as 65. These changes effect all aspects of a man's life. The purpose of male menopause is to signal the end of First Adulthood and prepare men for Second Adulthood. The initial signs often involve changes in a man's sexuality.
      You can read more about it here http://www.csun.edu/~psy453/menop_y.htm

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there really a such thing as Man Menopause?
    Within the past year my father in law has been acting strange. He dresses different now, listens to young peoples music,and works alot! Recently he told his wife he wants to be single and that its not related to another woman. He volunteers to work weekends and he often takes business trips to costa rica where he recently went before he asked for a seperation. I am convinced it is another woman and my mother in law keeps making excuses for him and is just waiting for him to snap out of it.Just the other week he asked for a divorce. After all the crying my mother inlaw did and after some nasty words from his kids, he took the divorce back and apologized but he is still working weekends and not comming to any family functions despite the fact that no one knows except immediate fam. He even skipped mothers day. So now my mother in law says she thinks its Man menopause. So my question is, Is there a such thing, or is that an excuse most men use??? Please give me some insight.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there is such a thing as 'male menopause' . However, this may or may not be the case with your father in law. It is also possible he is simply experiencing psychological distress over the aging process. This is not uncommon with many men in the mid 50's to early 60's age group. There are a number of reasons mid life men experience this, one of the more prominent being with men who married early in life and have been heavily burdened with family life and responsibility. Men in this category often experience a 'lost youth' syndrome and go through a period of resentment. Men are funny creatures, I admit, though often times women are not so easy to understand either .

      http://www.csun.edu/~psy453/menop_y.htm

      Best of Luck !!

  15. QUESTION:
    Brown spotting instead of period-not pregnant.?
    I've been having brown vaginal spotting for a couple of days (about 4) and this is actually the time i would be due for my period except this is not my period and i dont feel signs of getting my period at all (no sore breasts or bloating or cramps) and since ive been spotting for 4 days now im starting to worry a little. And FYI i am NOT pregnant, that isn't possible since i am not sexually active and havent been for some time, and i am NOT on birth control. whatever is happening is not because of pregnancy or pills which is why i am slightly worried. it has happened to me once before and i told my gynecologist and she didn't seem alarmed she just told me to keep a period diary but that was last summer and the exam went fine so i stopped worrying. has this happened to anybody and does anybody know what this means and if i should be worried? Thank you!
    22 years old

    • ANSWER:
      Since you are too young for menop[ause, it might be PCOS or any number of uterine/hormonal/ovarian issues-- call your OB/GYN again and insist that she test you since this is a recurring problem. One month is no big -- could be stress, etc. but for more than one month and not menopause related, definitely get it checked out. Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP ME!!! I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT!?
    GUYS PLEASE BE NICE ON THIS QUESTION!!!

    I HAVE BEEN ON MY PERIOD FOR A LITTLE OVER A MONTH NOW...ACTURALLY NOT EVEN NEAR A PERIOD! IT IS A HEAVY PERIOD....I USE ABOUT 35 PADS A DAY....:( IT IS SOOOO AWEFUL..I HAVE TRIED TO MAKE APPTS. BUT THE CLOSEST ONE I CAN GET IS NOT UNTIL JANUARY 8TH....I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WITH BLOOD LEAKING OUT ON THE FLOOR,BED,AND EVEN ME:( PLEASE TRY TO HELP ME NOT BE MEAN

    THX ALOT!!

    • ANSWER:
      facts: menstrual cycle isn't the same for every woman. Normal menstrual flow occurs every 21 to 35 days, lasts four to five days and produces a total blood loss of 30 to 40 milliliters (about 2 to 3 tablespoons). Your period may be regular or irregular, light or heavy, painful or pain-free, long or short and still be considered normal...
      Menorrhagia is the medical term for excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding( losing 80 milliliters or more of blood during your menstrual cycle.)— and for periods that are both heavy and prolonged. The condition is also known as hypermenorrhea.
      Although heavy menstrual bleeding is a common concern among premenopausal women, few women experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia.
      In some cases, the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding is unknown, but a number of conditions may cause menorrhagia.
      Common causes include:
      Hormonal imbalance. In a normal menstrual cycle, a balance between the hormones estrogen and progesterone regulates the buildup of the lining of the uterus (endometrium), which is shed during menstruation. If a hormonal imbalance occurs, the endometrium develops in excess and eventually sheds by way of heavy menstrual bleeding. Hormonal imbalance occurs most often in adolescent girls and in women approaching menopause. If menorrhagia is caused by a specific hormonal imbalance, such as thyroid disease, the heavy menstrual flow often can be controlled with hormone medications. However, improper use of hormone medications can also be a direct cause of menorrhagia.
      Uterine fibroids. These noncancerous (benign) tumors of the uterus appear during your childbearing years. Uterine fibroids may cause heavier than normal or prolonged menstrual bleeding.
      Polyps. Small, benign growths on the lining of the uterine wall (uterine polyps) may cause heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Polyps of the uterus most commonly occur in women of reproductive age as the result of high hormone levels.
      Dysfunction of the ovaries. Lack of ovulation (anovulation) may cause hormonal imbalance and result in menorrhagia.
      Adenomyosis. This condition occurs when glands from the endometrium become embedded in the uterine muscle, often causing heavy bleeding and pain.
      Adenomyosis is most likely to develop if you're a middle-aged woman who has had many children.
      Intrauterine device (IUD). Menorrhagia is a well-known side effect of using a nonhormonal intrauterine device for birth control. When an IUD is the cause of excessive menstrual bleeding, you'll often need to remove it.
      Pregnancy complications. A single, heavy, late period may be due to a miscarriage. If bleeding occurs at the usual time of menstruation, however, miscarriage is unlikely to be the cause. An ectopic pregnancy — implantation of a fertilized egg within the fallopian tube instead of the uterus — also may cause menorrhagia.
      Cancer. Rarely, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer can cause excessive menstrual bleeding.
      Medications. Certain drugs, including anti-inflammatory medications and anticoagulants (to prevent blood clots), can contribute to heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding.
      Other medical conditions. A number of other medical conditions, including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), thyroid problems, endometriosis, and liver or kidney disease, may cause menorrhagia.
      Doctors generally recommend that all sexually active women and women over the age of 21 have yearly pelvic exams and regular Pap tests. However, if you experience heavy or irregular vaginal bleeding, schedule an appointment with your doctor and be certain to record when the bleeding occurs during the month. If you're having heavy vaginal bleeding — soaking at least one pad or tampon an hour for more than a few hours — seek medical help. Call your doctor if you have severe menstrual pain that doesn't respond to at-home treatment or if you have any vaginal bleeding after menopause.

      this is all i can come up with Tyra. you need to see a Obgyn. but in the mean time, you may go to a walkin clinic or an ambulatory care center. i know they will see you immediatly, and be able to give you a much sounder diagnosis than i, (and if thought serious admit or treat you as necessary.) seeings how im an illustrator/photographer and not a doctor. but i did learn CPR, and i know the hiemlick manuver. dated a few nurses too..........

      ..do i hear crickets chirping?


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