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- Nurse Barb
Yet, it’s estimated that 1 in 5 women experience heavy periods—that works out to be about 10 million women! But even though heavy periods can interfere with our day-to-day lives, many of us find it too awkward to bring up with anyone—even best friends or OB/GYN providers. (more…)
I have patients with endometriosis who use the pill to keep the pain at bay.
Yes, that’s right, women who are on birth control do not need to have a period every month.But for women who are not using any hormones or birth control, not having a period is definitely something to talk to your health care provider about.
If you’ve skipped more than 3 months, then it’s time to see if you’re pregnant or if there’s something else interfering with the cycle.
For women who are using the pill, NuvaRing or Mirena, skipping periods is not a problem. How is this possible, you wonder? Well, as long as there is balance in hormones, then there is no risk of problems. I’ll explain a little further. (more…)