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Lauren Streicher, MD, professor, clinical obstetrics and gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "FAQ193: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding," "FAQ095: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding," "FAQ046: Dysmenorrhea: Painful Periods."
CDC: "Heavy Menstrual Bleeding," "Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) -- CDC Fact Sheet."
Mayo Clinic: "Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)," "Amenorrhea," "Endometriosis," "Uterine polyps," "Symptoms of pregnancy: What happens first."
WomensHealth.gov: "Iron-deficiency anemia," "Your menstrual cycle."
PCOS Awareness Association: "PCOS Symptoms."
Center for Young Women's Health: "My period keeps on coming early, what should I do? Is this serious?"
UCLA Health: UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology: "Fibroids," "Birth Control Pills: All Guides."
GirlsHealth.gov: "Types of STDs (STIs)."
Cleveland Clinic: "Dysmenorrhea," "Hormone Headaches and Menstrual Migraines."
IQWiG via PubMed Health: "Period pain: Overview."
Migraine Trust: "Menstrual migraine."
Reviewed by Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH on July 24, 2018
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