Losing your period can be one part of the Female Athlete Triad, a potentially serious syndrome of three interrelated conditions of health risk factors.
Most women resume normal periods after their pregnancy. But others may experience heavier or lighter periods and may need treatment.
Why do women who live together have their periods at the same time? It’s a persistent story among women that doctors and scientists have worked to unravel.
Painful cramps around the time of your period is so common these days that women think that’s just the way it is. But it doesn’t have to be. Find out why.
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For years, women have used either tampons or pads to collect blood and protect clothing during their periods. But a menstrual cup provides women with an alternative to these traditional methods. Some are long-lasting and reusable, while others are disposable. Menstrual cup basics and advantages Aren’t sure what a menstrual cup is? It’s a flexible … Read More
Discover the most common symptoms of menopause, from hallmark hot flashes to skin and hair changes. Then get our expert’s recommendations on hormone therapy and other solutions.
Periods are a part of life for women, but many women would like to be able to control when they happen. Others may have a history of difficult periods and just want to do without the stress. Taking birth control pills continuously represents a common and safe method for managing menstrual disturbances and other associated … Read More
Despite the fact that endometriosis is fairly common, we still don’t have a good handle on exactly what causes the condition. This has prevented researchers from developing the most effective treatments. Several new studies may offer promise for women with endometriosis. These studies may signal potential breakthroughs, leading to much more effective ways to alleviate the pain that endometriosis causes. Endometriosis occurs when tissue, which … Read More
Patients often have questions whether they are able to, and whether it is safe to skip their period by continually taking hormonal birth control. Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, answers this and provides insight about the effects of taking hormonal birth control pills without stopping the hormones (i.e. skipping over the placebo pills). … Read More
Women whose heavy periods interfere with work, social activities or exercise need to see a doctor. If no serious problem is found, new treatments can drastically reduce bleeding and make life much easier. Hysterectomy is not the only solution. Depending on what is causing the issue, your doctor might recommend tranexamic acid, an over-the-counter remedy, … Read More