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Bleeding at will?

Is it possible to control or move your period by thinking about it in the right way, or through any other sort of mental control? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jan 13, 2010 - 44 answers

How are menstruating comatose women cared for?

What happens when comatose women menstruate? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Sep 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Firsthand information about endometrial ablation

Please tell me what you know about endometrial ablation as a means of lessening or hopefully stopping my bleeding. (This is a female-parts question.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 5 answers

How long does it take for the hormones to leave my system?

What can I expect from taking a break from hormonal birth control? How long does it take the hormones to clear out of your system? Which hormonal birth control side effects disappear and which stay? Factual and anecdotal advice welcome! [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Oct 24, 2007 - 23 answers

Neverending Period

My period won't stop. And I'm not 14. [more inside]
posted by bash on Jul 17, 2007 - 22 answers

PMS. WTF.

What is the evolutionary relevance of PMS?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jul 2, 2007 - 49 answers

I don't have periods. Anyone else?

I don't really have periods. I have one maybe twice a year and when it comes it's very normal (slight PMS symptoms, minor cramps, lasts about 5 days). I started my period when I was 11 and I've never had regular periods, it's always been this exact pattern. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2005 - 15 answers

Cravings

Ladies- what yummy foods do you crave when it's that time of the month? Also, how do you keep yourself from wolfing down every last source of it in your kitchen? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Feb 11, 2005 - 38 answers

My Keeper has lost its shape. Should I replace it or get a DivaCup?

AskMeFemmes: Keeper and diva cup question. Details, unlike blood, inside. [more inside]
posted by dame on Jan 19, 2005 - 40 answers

Abnormal Cycles

I have had irregular, painful menstrual cycles from the age of 14, but in my 20s they basically became inverse periods: a few days of not bleeding, with most at a low, constant flow, and a few like a normal cycle. When it’s bad, I feel like I have a constant low-grade flu, with fatigue, muscle ache, mental fogginess, and wild moods of sadness and anger. Several pelvic exams and sonograms have shown no fibroids nor anything anatomical that should be causing this. I’ve tried birth control pills (that caused weight gain and nausea, even at low doses), and the ring and the patch, which didn't help at all. I spent a few years on Norplant with no cycle at all, but terrible problems with weight gain that I am still struggling with. The only product I have had luck with was Lunelle, which is no longer available in the US. Has anyone else ever dealt with this and found something that worked? I’ve seen many gynecologists over the years and none have an answer. I'm in my early 30s now and seriously considering a hysterectomy because I can't live like this anymore.
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2004 - 8 answers

yoga and periods

I've gotten conflicting answers from physicians, teachers, and Google searches so I come to you for anecdotal evidence: Is it really dangerous for menstruating women to practice inverted yoga postures? Has anyone you know ever suffered negative consequences from practicing inversions during her period?
posted by jennyb on Mar 2, 2004 - 12 answers

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