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PMS symptoms but period hasn't shown up yet

If a woman was experiencing her normal PMS symptoms like cramps & unusual emotional fluctuation on and off for a certain amount of time, but her period has failed to show up, how long would a doctor want to wait to see if it's just a flukey cycle? Or if the doctor didn't want to wait, decided enough time had passed, what would they do next? Assume pregnancy is a million-percent impossible. Assume Dr. Google has already been consulted. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Jan 10, 2017 - 17 answers

What's new in the world of menstural products?

I just got my period back after three years. I'm interested in what's now available for reusable menstrual goods (cups and pads) and apps. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2016 - 18 answers

When to take a pregnancy test?

When do you take a pregnancy test if you don't have any periods? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Oct 31, 2016 - 12 answers

Period dramas that are more Cold War than Corset

I've realised that I really like period dramas that are a) set in the 20th Century, particularly post-war b) often feature a workplace environment. Mad Men, Mr Selfridge, Halt and Catch Fire, The House of Elliot. Are there any others I should know about? Extra points if it has interesting costumes and has me looking up historical details on Wikipedia after an episode. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 2, 2016 - 37 answers

Post-colposcopy cramps - what is going on?

I had no cramps immediately following my colposcopy, but they've started 5 days later. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by drunkonthemoon on Aug 30, 2016 - 3 answers

Menstrual nightmare hell

My periods are ruining my life. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2016 - 27 answers

I fainted for the first time. Thud.

Help me figure out what to to next, and how to stay upright in the future! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Jul 24, 2016 - 22 answers

Menstrual flow stops and starts each month

This is both a postpartum and a period question -- since having my child last November my period seems to stop or pause when I try to use tampons (or a diva cup). It's been going on for five cycles so I'm pretty sure it's not just in my head but I don't know what this is called or if it's worth talking to my dr/ob about. Gory details to come. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Jul 9, 2016 - 6 answers

Period’s very late suddenly, not pregnant, what do?

My period is very late. I’m not pregnant, I will be seeing my doctor but not until the 12th, what should I do now? What should I ask them? Ugh! [more inside]
posted by SockWombat on Jun 22, 2016 - 18 answers

Where's my period? Should I get a second opinion?

I'm in my mid twenties and healthy, except for the fact that I haven't had a period for over a year and a half. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2016 - 17 answers

Can I still use these? Tampon edition.

I have about 100 tampons that got wet under the sink sometime in the past five hours. They're not exactly soaked, but they're all decidedly damp (wrapped in paper), and the cardboard applicators kind of collapse if pushed on. Is it safe to use them if they can be dried out? If so, how best to quickly & thoroughly dry them out? [more inside]
posted by cogitron on May 8, 2016 - 23 answers

emotional stress-induced amenorrhea

If you have dealt with emotional stress-induced hypothalamic amenorrhea, with emphasis on the emotional sort of stress (as opposed to physical / excessive exercise-induced), what did you do to ensure that you regularly got your period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2016 - 4 answers

Low dose AD for periods

Have you taken low dose anti-depressants for your PMDD in the week leading up to your period? How did it affect you? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jan 22, 2016 - 6 answers

Explain how my one monthly chin pimple comes to exist.

I get a pimple on my chin every month just before my period. It's kind of hard. It leaves a dark mark behind, and the back of my head hurts if I touch it(weird, I know!). I know that the basic mechanism is hormones, but I don't understand why these hormones only affect my chin and I don't understand why there's always exactly ONE and never more than one or it never skips a month. Do all my pores get together and vote for one pore to be the host? How does this work? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Jan 19, 2016 - 18 answers

Period tracking app for irregular, long period and cycle lengths

I am looking for an Android app (free or paid) for tracking my menstrual periods. I would like an app that will accept (and show on the calendar) periods lasting over a week, with variable period and cycle lengths. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Sep 12, 2015 - 19 answers

Dependent Care FSA grace period

Am I correctly interpreting the implications of a DCFSA "grace period"? [more inside]
posted by deadweightloss on Aug 13, 2015 - 3 answers

The Pill for anxiety?

Would taking birth control help with my (hormonally-driven) anxiety? [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Apr 28, 2015 - 8 answers

Take my uterus, please!

So, what data do I require to backup my feeling it's time to have my uterus removed and show the gyn (newish to me) that it's time and the insurance company to pay for it while I've got insurance? [more inside]
posted by ute there it is on Apr 27, 2015 - 13 answers

Show me more sconces like this one

I like this sconce (with the plain white shade) from Schoolhouse Electric but am wondering if there might be others available that are more affordable and/or that I might like even more. [more inside]
posted by contraption on Feb 28, 2015 - 6 answers

How did you stop typing two spaces after the end of a sentence?

Putting two spaces after a period/?! is out of favor now, and apparently has been for a while depending on who you ask. How did you break yourself of this habit? Even typing this I was thinking about it and still had to go back and correct each one! [more inside]
posted by SpookyFish on Nov 14, 2014 - 43 answers

Taking more than 7 days between birth control packs - ?

I just realized that I'll be starting my period a few days after the start of our vacation we have scheduled in a couple of months (ugh). I'm taking hormonal birth control and wondering what the best way is to basically adjust my cycle so that I can start my period about four days later than I'm currently scheduled to. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on Aug 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Cemeteries -- use of a period?

I was walking in an old cemetery last weekend, and I noticed that many of the tombstones dating from around the late 19th to the early 20th centuries used a period after the surname on the tombstone: "JONES." and not "JONES" by itself. Can anybody point me to any resources for learning about this particular style convention?
posted by JanetLand on Jul 29, 2014 - 5 answers

What are the most historically accurate period movies/series?

I'm looking for examples of period movies/series - particularly of ancient times - that are absolutely, obsessively, flawlessly historically accurate. As in 'if I emerged from a time machine, that's how it would be' accurate, or universally-blessed-by-eminent-historians accurate. [more inside]
posted by scrm on Jun 13, 2014 - 18 answers

My period is out of control and I keep bleeding on things

I am dying of embarrassment. Please help. I have really heavy periods and in the last couple of years, I can't contain the blood. I need some practical solutions. Metafilter is where I can ask for help with the grossest body things, right? This is so embarrassing I don't even know who to talk to. [more inside]
posted by Sockish American on Jun 12, 2014 - 77 answers

Why has my period come back?

This is a question about the Mirena IUD and my period. Don't click if you don't want to talk about bleeding and IUDs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2014 - 10 answers

Ibuprofen 3x day/ for 3 days?

YANMD.... As I get older my menstrual cramps seem to be getting worse. How often / how long can I take ibuprofen every month without it being an issue? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Mar 26, 2014 - 26 answers

How can I feel the way I feel before my period all the time?

Like most women, I experience some mood variations throughout my cycle. Right before my period actually starts, I feel a burst of energy which makes me feel more creative and productive. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Jan 27, 2014 - 17 answers

I Can't Help It If I've Got a Heavy Flow and a Wide-Set Vagina!

I am trying to make a decision about a temporary treatment course for my uterine fibroid and would like to hear any experiences people have had with Lupron Depot. Particularly--how bad are the side effects? Did the treatment have a major impact on your ability to lead your day-to-day life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Why does my uterus hate me?

How common is light bleeding a few days after your period ends? Should I be concerned? TMI below the fold. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jun 6, 2013 - 16 answers

XX chromosome filter: How do I lengthen my period cycle?

How do I lengthen my very short period cycle? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on May 14, 2013 - 19 answers

It has come to this: I'm asking about my wife's ladybits on the internet

My wife has been having the heaviest period of her life, complete with cartoonishly exaggerated mood swings, for almost two weeks now. This began very suddenly, three days after her last normal period. Tests and biopsies all came back normal; doctor is recommending the pill or a progesterone IUD to get the bleeding under control. But there is a difficulty: she doesn't react well to progesterone at all (details inside). Two-part question: Can anyone think of possible causes for this which wouldn't have shown up on the tests she's already had (detailed inside again)? And B, have any of you who react similarly to progesterone had success combining the pill with antidepressants? [more inside]
posted by ook on Mar 5, 2013 - 28 answers

What can/should I do about my increasingly frequent & heavy periods?

My period is happening a lot. I'm 45. What can I do about it? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2013 - 19 answers

Is it possible to interrupt a period that has already started?

Is it possible to interrupt a period that has already started? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Jan 19, 2013 - 18 answers

Emotional Basket case at Period Time

Menstruating women of Metafilter: Did/do you find that the older you get the more emotional you are around your periods? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Dec 31, 2012 - 42 answers

Theory of style

Seeking scholarly and otherwise fascinating essays on costume history, especially ideas that made you re-think your understanding of fashion design, department store display, shopping, tailoring, the representation of clothes in history painting, material culture, theory of style, couture, etc [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Dec 18, 2012 - 7 answers

How do you hack your period?

Women of metafilter, how do you look after yourself before and during your period? What are your hints and tips for coping with menstruation and it's attendant effects? How do you organise your life to handle cramps, mood swings, fatigue etc.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2012 - 57 answers

What to do about VERY swollen eyelids during period?

YANMD Filter: What to do about VERY swollen eyelids during menstruation? [more inside]
posted by lalalana on Nov 26, 2012 - 15 answers

YANMD, but are my multivitamins making me bleed more on my period?

YANMD, but are my multivitamins making me bleed more on my period? [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Oct 3, 2012 - 11 answers

What could cause prolonged menstrual bleeding/constant spotting?

What could cause prolonged menstrual bleeding/constant spotting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2012 - 25 answers

Tampons for Dummies

Please educate me in proper tampon insertion. Seriously. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2012 - 45 answers

Reasonable request or selfish?

Is it selfish of me to not want to give blow jobs during my period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2012 - 67 answers

How do I tell my boss I want to leave my job before my 3-month notice period ends?

How do I ask my boss to let me leave a month before my 3 month notice period ends when he wrote me a nice recommendation letter for a job that I was applying for? [more inside]
posted by bie81 on May 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Vagina or Niagara?

Today I learned the average volume of menses produced during one menstrual period. This led me to realize my periods are abnormally heavy. I'm not anemic. Are there other things I should be worried about? [more inside]
posted by Hey nonny nonny mouse on Apr 18, 2012 - 18 answers

How can I avoid period-related accidents?

Help me have leak-free periods please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2012 - 63 answers

Spotting between periods

Can stress cause vaginal spotting between periods? [more inside]
posted by flowers103 on Mar 16, 2012 - 10 answers

End of story. Period.

Menstrual rage or something else? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2012 - 14 answers

I want to know what's going on. Period.

Lady Parts Filter: period has been behaving strangely. I have an appointment later this month, but I'd really love to figure out what's going on before then. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Feb 6, 2012 - 6 answers

What is causing my pelvic pain?

I'm having pelvic pain. You are not my doctor. I have an appointment next week, but would like to go prepared. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Where's my period?

Last week, I abruptly stopped taking my birth control pill (Aviane) four days before I was supposed to start my placebo pack. When will my period start? [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Dec 15, 2011 - 7 answers

A Women-Only Question: Inner Workin's

Female/menstruation/BC issues requiring anecdata. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Oct 29, 2011 - 12 answers

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