Menstrual Cramps - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Menstrual Cramps.
Missed or Irregular Periods - Prevention
Tips to help prevent missed or irregular periods.
Missed or Irregular Periods - Home Treatment
There is no home treatment for missed or irregular periods.
Sexual Abuse: Signs and Symptoms - Topic Overview
Signs of sexual abuse may not be apparent without an examination of the genital area. These signs include: Bruises,scars,chafing,or bite marks in the genital area. Discharge or bleeding from the vagina. Rectal or genital bleeding. Anal tears or dilation. Symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI),such as gonorrhea,chlamydia,syphilis,or HIV. Vaginal bleeding in a child ...
Missed or Irregular Periods - Topic Overview
If you're not pregnant, causes of missed or irregular periods can include eating disorders, stress, increased exercise, and medication.
If you participate in endurance sports,you may miss periods or stop menstruating. This is called secondary amenorrhea,and it occurs because your ovaries are not producing enough estrogen. It is believed that stress and low body fat contribute to amenorrhea. This is more likely to happen if you are younger and if your periods are irregular to begin with. Female athletes may use many harmful ...
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding - Topic Overview
Many women experience bleeding or spotting between periods.
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding - Prevention
You may be able to prevent abnormal vaginal bleeding. Maintain a healthy weight. Women who are overweight or underweight have more problems with abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding - Home Treatment
There is no home treatment for abnormal vaginal bleeding. With some types of vaginal bleeding, it may be okay to wait to see whether the bleeding stops on its own.
Menstrual Cramps - Home Treatment
Tips on home treatment to help relieve menstrual cramps.