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  1. Relieving Menstrual Pain - Topic Overview

    Menstrual cramps can cause mild discomfort to severe pain and are most commonly seen in women between the ages of 20 and 24. After 1 to 2 years, when hormones level off, cramping may decrease.Menstrual cramping usually starts right before or in the beginning of your period. Cramps can cause pain in the lower abdomen, back, or thighs. You may also have headaches, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, .

  2. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Managing menstrual cramps ...

  3. Normal Menstrual Cycle - When to Call a Doctor

    There is a broad range of "normal" among menstruating women. Unpredictable or long menstrual cycles are normal for teenagers and women in their 40s. If you are a teen, you can expect cycles to even out with time. If you are nearing the age of menopause, you can expect menstrual cycles to become longer and eventually to stop. If you are not a teen or older than 40 and your cycles are shorter or ...

  4. Menstrual Cycle: Dealing With Cramps

    Most women have painful cramps from their period from time to time. The good news is that you can usually relieve cramps with over-the-counter medicine and home treatment. Pain medicine and home treatment can help ease cramps. Stay ahead of the pain. Take over-the-counter pain medicine,such as ibuprofen (Advil,for example) as soon as you feel cramps or on the day before you get your period. ..

  5. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Menarche and the Teenage Menstrual Cycle

    Menarche is a girl's first menstrual cycle. A first period usually happens after several years of pubic hair growth, breast development, and rapid growth known as a "growth spurt." Menarche most commonly happens sometime between ages 11 and 14.7The first menstrual cycles are usually light and unpredictable. During the first 2 years, a typical teenage menstrual cycle can be anywhere from 21 to 42 .

  6. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Managing Menstrual Cycle Symptoms and Bleeding

    Keep a calendar and mark the day you start your menstrual period each month. If your cycle is regular, it can help you predict when you'll have your next period. It's also important to know the date of your last menstrual period (LMP) when you're pregnant and need to estimate your due date. If you're trying to figure out whether you have a pattern of premenstrual symptoms, it may be helpful to ...

  7. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Topic Overview

    What is a menstrual cycle?The menstrual cycle is the series of changes a woman's body goes through to prepare for a possible pregnancy. About once a month, the uterus grows a new, thickened lining (endometrium) so that it is ready to receive a fertilized egg. When there is no fertilized egg to start a pregnancy, the uterus then sheds its lining. This is the monthly menstrual bleeding (also called

  8. Women's Health Guide - Breast Biopsy

    A breast biopsy removes a sample of breast tissue that is looked at under a microscope to check for breast cancer.

  9. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Suppression Therapy

    Drug details for Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression therapy.

  10. Radioactive Iodine

    Radioactive iodine, given in a liquid form, is absorbed and concentrated by the thyroid gland. The treatment destroys thyroid tissue but does not harm other tissue in the body. See an illustration of the thyroid gland.While radiation can cause thyroid cancer, treatment of hyperthyroidism with radioactive iodine does not increase your chances of getting thyroid cancer. ...

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