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    Menopause

    The menopause is often called the ‘change of life’ and is not an illness, but a stage in a woman’s life where she stops ovulating and ceases to menstruate. Read more →

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    The perimenopause is an inevitable right of passage leading up to the menopause Read more →

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    An unusual metabolic condition which means you have difficulty breaking down and digesting certain compounds found in food which causes a pungeant fishy aroma. Read more →

    Hi.. I wanted to know - If getting lumphs in 1 breast, will it affect menstruation cycle in females?I means not happening of menstruation cycle?





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    Hi, I'm 17 years old, Almost 18, and my discharge sometimes comes out brown, and sometimes with small lumps. I'm on contraception for menstruation problems, and when having sex I almost always use a condom, sometimes without. I'm still a little worried about the brown And I'd really like to know if it's Normal, Thank you.





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    is the brown just before or just after you having a period? i find that when there is only a tiny bit of blood it mixes with the discharge giving it a brown colour. if this is the case then yes it is normal. if its not then you should go to your GP and get it checked out as you may have an infection.

    Hi! I'm 17 and turning 18, since when i was born i haven't had menstruation yet, is this normal?





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    This is normal, however, if your period doesnt start after you turn 18, i would go to a doctor and just get some checks done. The oldest person to get their period was 25 so i wouldnt be worried but you should get it checked out.

    Please can you help... I've got these itchy lumps on my buttocks I've had them for around 2 years now they seem to be worse just before menstruation they become weepy when I scratch then scab. Could it be herpes???





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    I can't say for sure, but I don't think so. Herpes is a reoccuring symptom, which can flare up anywhere from your vagina to your buttocks. Worst cases start and consist of tingling beginning in the area, the area becoming red, inflamed, then the skin may become bumpy. They then lead to ulcer like spots which burst and become very sore. When you next have the lumps,its best to visit a clinic who will take swabs of the bumps and diagnose the problem exactly. Hope this helps.

    is it normal to have blood clumbs in your menstruation? Or is this a sign of a bad blood flow in my body as some chinees doctors say?





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    this is normal , i have blood clots in my perid , its nothing to worry about, its just blood cells that have clumped together hope this helped

    I have been having severe period pains and heavy flow after taking hot chocolate in regular basis.Do anyone there know story behind hot chocolate and menstruation?.The issue is bothering me alot.





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    When I was young I was treated for thrush, since then I have had near constant itching in my vagina. It gets worse around time of menstruation and I have noticed lots of small dots inside my lips that may be the cause of it. Over the years I have had skin tags too which have gone and recently a spot came up. Is this normal?





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    Google a condition called lichens sounds very similar to its sytoms hope that helps :)

    I have noticed cervical erosion with slightly white discharge (1%) and burning sensation more since last 3 months before or after menstruation.erosion also in outer lip of labia majora. What should be the cause? Treatment? Is it curable? Prevention and complications?? I am not taking ocp.





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    Im 32 and I am trying to fall pregnant but I have never had menstruation since I was born. I went to see the doctor and also done sonar they told me that my uterus is 3cm small and it also twisted to the left hand side. I am worried if I will ever fall pregnant. Please help





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    Since I was in high school I don't have any discharge at night time and even if I had my monthly period my menstruation at night stops at its 3rd night then will resume or have discharge by 10 or 11 am. Is it normal?





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    I've been diagnosed with severe IBS and it gets worse around the time of my menstruation. I have problems with flatulence and cramping. Is there anything I can do?





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    i had a retrograde menstruation last year which was extremely painful and the dr's thought it was my apendix after having that removed they found the retrograde menstruation, my dr told me its nothing to worry about but Im on the pill and get really bad pain in my lower abdomen and really heavy periods, I have also recently been suffering from dizzy spells, im not sure if its all connected and whether it is worth getting checked out again?





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    Hi my name is nicole im a flipino. I am 15 yrs old from now . my 1st menstruation is normal and my second menstruation is abnormal it takes 2 weeks and 4 days then i consult my doctor and my doctor told me to have a ultra sound. after the ultra sound i already know that i have a 2 uterus.can i have a chance to have a baby at my future?.





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    I suffered with a horrible fishy smell especially around menstruation. I didn't have pain or any other symptoms so researched this. It's bacterial vaginosis and occurs due to semen reducing the ph level of the vagina. Doctors prescribe antibiotics for it but I didn't want to take them and so ordered a gel which restores the acid balance in the vagina. Fishy smell gone overnight and I haven't had an episode of thrush since. They've started selling the gel in the supermarket so I now use it around menstruation on a regular basis. Using soap just makes the problem worse as it is alkaline and reduces the ph of the vagina even more. Good luck x





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    What is the gel called

    Balance active. You can buy it online or Sainsbury's stock it. It's in the pharmacy bit near the condoms and thrush creams. It's not cheap (about £9 for 7 tubes) but it works x

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    Hi, it's same for me as well. I'm in my late twenties and my breasts do not look like an adult woman's breats. My chest is not "as flat as a boy's", however, my breasts are not...mature. They started to grow normally a few weeks after my first menstruation (I was 13), but after some days, they stopped growing and now they look exactly the way the looked when I was 14. Teenage breasts. I've hated them for years, but I actually never had problems with guys...last year a guy I was going out with said he liked them, that they are kind of "delicate and sweet". Well...i still don't like them but I do not want to go see a surgeon at present (I don't like the idea of having implants put under my skin) and I think that a caring boyfriend will be more interested in having a positive relationship with you, have fun, love and good sex and won't really mind about breast size and shape (except real bad cases). Besides, my gym mates would often complain about their breasts being too big, heavy and "down falling", I shall never have such problems as I grow older...

    I've had an anal fissure for the past 2.5 years now and despite staying on a healthy high-fibre balanced diet, been on courses of analgesic creams and suppositries it continues to return. The pain has been so bad at times I've fainted from it. I try to not get stressed either that could cause problems with the enteric nervous system. I drink a lot of water to prevent the stool getting too bulky but the fissure still returns. The problem seems to be occur pre-menstruation also. I'm just wondering if you've any suggestions to other forms of dealing with it.





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    Yes, this is normal. Don't worry! The changes of puberty all happen very gradually. Your body will begin menstruation when it is ready.

    Im 17 years old going to 18 , i have acne since 11 until now and when my menstruation starts , there are little hairs growing in my belly and breast . Is it normal ?.





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    It might just be nothing. my breast get uncomfortable/ painful when I get close to the time of menstruation. However, I always say that if you feel like something isn't right then go get it checked out. At best you will just have wasted like an hour or whatever, but you will have peace of mind

    Hi I have been diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis in vulva.GP was treating me for thrush ( I am 46 and still menstruation. Had steroid for two months still sore at times any suggestions for symptoms





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    I was eventually diagnosed with Oral Lichen Planus over 10 years. Neither my GP nor dentist knew what the problem was. It was only when I moved & changed dentist that I was referred to a specialist who diagnosed LP & told me there is no cure. After repeatedly experiencing what I thought was vaginal Thrush, my GP took swabs & found no evidence of Thrush but didn't know what was wrong. Again, after moving & changing GP I was referred to a dermatologist who diagnosed LP. It has since spread into my vagina despite one doctor telling me that it wasn't possible! I've had biopsis (done privately)that prove it. The vulval/vaginal LP is far easier to treat with cortosteroid creams but due to the pain & bleeding, sexual relations with my husband are impossible. I have no treatment for my oral LP & just have to put up with it. Over the last year I have been suffering from regular heartburn & antacids don't help. I'm wondering if the oral LP has now spread to my oesophagus, I know it's rare but not impossible.

    I would suggest joining UKLP and using the forums on there as there are many people suffering the same problems and who have been through various treatments.

    Jade, thank you for the help, but I was at the doctors today and they told me that close to menstruation, the cervix can drop down closer to the entrance and that's why I'm feeling the wall, but its nothing to be worried about :)

    it's water retention your body stores water usually anywere from 1 week before menstruation.

    please i have Endometriosis right after my CS section,i have been having a horrible life,pain after sex,during menstruation,i am afraid to have sex,i even have pains after masturbation. Now am so scared that this might prevent me from getting pregnant again. please help me. what can i do ,i really want to get pregnant again.





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    Have you started your period yet? If not please check with an OB-gyn Dr. If you have no, this will not bring on menstruation:) unless it is time for you to have your period the bleeding is because you are still healing. It takes a few weeks. I hope this helped.

    Hi. Im 18 years old, I had my check up last 4/27/12 and i found out it is an internal hemorrhoid and the doctor gave me some medicines and the pain was gone. But last week i felt the pain again and it bleed when i poop. But i just want to know, will you have menstruation when you have this?





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    Have you started your period yet? If not please check with an OB-gyn Dr. If you have no, this will not bring on menstruation:) unless it is time for you to have your period the bleeding is because you are still healing. It takes a few weeks. I hope this helped.

    I started my periods when I was 10. I'm now 13 and I have only just started to become regular. Chances are, if you're having cramps, you'll be on soon. Regarding the discharge, I get it too and I believe it gets heavier around the time.of menstruation so don't worry! If yu still feel unsure, tell your mom about it (it seems embarrassing, I know but she probably knows a lot about this stuff).

    Endometriosis is something women are born with. It is genetic. It is NOT caused by retrograde menstruation. The Endometriosis growths do not spread. They are in their respective locations from the very beginning, laid down during fetal development.





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    Where do I get the help my doctor is understanding but no one will treat cause on meds that only take edge off really depressed at moment

    Have actual studies been done related to the tie between a diverticulitis attack and a woman's cycle? I, and many other women, find it's relative, and particularly during menopause the severity of the attack correlates with the intensity of the menstruation. This seems worth looking into as a study.





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    Hi im anne 23 years old, and i am married for 5years. I never had menstruation since birth, and when me and my husband making love i feel pain during and after,and i never get orgasm. But when i rub my clit and focus to imagining intimate i do orgasm. What is the problem?





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    yes its quite normal. its caused by the contraction of the muscles in the wall of your uterus. its like the bodys way of preparing itself for menstruation. =) completely normal. but check if teh discharge has any changes, if it has a strange smell or colour. thats not normal.

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