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  1. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for PMS and PMDD

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for PMS and PMDD.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Heavy Menstrual Periods - Home Treatment

    If heavy menstrual periods are affecting your daily life, you're no doubt looking for relief. Here are some things you can do on your own to ease your symptoms:Take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as over-the-counter ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin, for example), to reduce pain and bleeding during your period. An NSAID works best when you start taking it 1 to 2 days before you expect pain to start. If you don't know when your period will start next, take your first dose as soon as bleeding or premenstrual pain starts. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.Take iron supplements or a multivitamin if your iron levels are low and if your doctor says that it's okay. Heavy menstrual periods can cause your iron levels to drop, which can cause anemia. You can prevent anemia by increasing the amount of iron in your diet. Eat a balanced diet that is high in iron and vitamin C. Foods rich in iron include red meat, shellfish, eggs, beans, and leafy

  4. Abnormal Pap Test - Treatment

    The type of treatment you have will depend on what caused the abnormal test results.Infection: If your abnormal test results were caused by a vaginal infection or a sexually transmitted infection, you can be treated with medicine.Menopause: Women near menopause may have abnormal results because of normal body changes during menopause. These minor cell changes may improve with the use of estrogen cream.Moderate or severe cell changes, such as HSIL. Your treatment will focus on destroying or removing the abnormal tissue. Treatment choices include:Cone biopsy.Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), which uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal cervical cells. Cryotherapy, which destroys abnormal cervical cells by freezing them.Laser therapy, which uses a laser beam to destroy abnormal cervical cells. For cervical cancer, treatment will focus on destroying or removing the cancer. To learn more, see the topic Cervical Cancer.A pregnant woman with an

  5. Endometriosis - Topic Overview

    What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a problem many women have during their childbearing years. It means that a type of tissue that lines your uterus is also growing outside your uterus.

  6. Uterine Fibroids - Topic Overview

    Uterine fibroids are lumps that grow on your uterus. You can have fibroids on the inside, on the outside, or in the wall of your uterus. Your doctor may call them fibroid tumors, leiomyomas, or myomas.

  7. 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.

  8. When To Call a Doctor

    Any significant change in menstrual pattern or amount of uterine bleeding that affects your daily life requires evaluation by a health professional. This includes unusual menstrual bleeding for three or more menstrual cycles.

  9. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) symptoms often don't develop until inflammation or scar tissue (adhesions) develop.

  10. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Home Treatment

    Read about home treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

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