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  1. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Cause

    Learn about ovarian cyst and what causes it.

  2. Heavy Menstrual Periods - Treatment Overview

    In most cases, heavy menstrual periods can be managed with:Medicine to reduce bleeding.Hormone therapy to either stop your periods or make them more regular.But if these treatments don't work, surgery may be needed to control your bleeding.If you plan to become pregnant in the future, or if you're nearing the time when your periods will stop (menopause), you may want to try medicine first.Hormone treatmentHormone treatments that are used to help control heavy bleeding include:Birth control pills, patch, or ring. These types of birth control give you a regular dose of estrogen and progestin. They control your body's menstrual cycle and prevent pregnancy. They also help relieve heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. For example, when you take birth control pills, your menstrual bleeding may be half as heavy as it was before you took the pills. But when you stop taking the pills, heavy bleeding may return.Progestin pills. These pills can prevent overgrowth of the endometrium and reduce

  3. Medications

    Treating dysfunctional uterine bleeding with medications has fewer risks but is not always as effective as surgical treatment. If you plan to become pregnant in the future, or if you are nearing the time when your menstrual periods will stop (menopause),

  4. Topic Overview

    Irregular vaginal bleeding is usually related to changing hormone levels. However, vaginal bleeding can be caused by disease, infection, or pregnancy complications.

  5. Home Treatment

    Learn about home treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

  6. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Screening, 13 Months to 12 Years

    Your child should have regularly scheduled checkups, often called well child visits. During these visits, your doctor will check your child's growth and development and examine your child for possible problems. Generally, a child is evaluated:At 15, 18, and 24 months of age.At 3 and 4 years of age. These checks are not specifically related to disease detection but are intended to see whether your

  7. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Symptoms

    Functional ovarian cysts usually are harmless, do not cause symptoms, and go away without treatment. Ovarian cysts are often discovered during a routine pelvic exam. The larger the ovarian cyst is, the more likely it is to cause symptoms.

  8. Luteinizing Hormone

    A luteinizing hormone test measures the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) in a sample of blood or urine. LH is produced by the pituitary gland. In women, LH helps regulate the menstrual cycle and egg production (ovulation).

  9. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - What Happens

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) usually starts with a bacterial infection and inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia.

  10. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - What Happens

    Learn how and when premenstrual syndrome (PMS) happens.

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