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Menstruation disorders

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Menstruation problems - myDr.com.au

Find out about common menstruation problems: amenorrhoea (absence of periods), dysmenorrhoea (painful periods) and menorrhagia (heavy periods).

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Spinal manipulation for painful periods | Cochrane

Painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhoea) are caused by cramps in the uterus (womb). One of the non-drug options for dysmenorrhoea is spinal manipulation (using the hands to put pressure on certain parts of the back bone). This procedure is sometimes offered by physiotherapists, osteopaths or chiropractors. As dysmenorrhoea may be caused by restricted blood flow, manipulating the lower spine could improve blood flow to the pelvic area. The review of trials found no evidence that spinal manipulation relieves dysmenorrhoea.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Periods - the facts

Having a period(or menstruating) is a normal and natural part of being a woman. Girls usually have their first period about a year after the first signs of puberty (when they start to get taller and breasts start to grow), but the time this happens can vary a lot.

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Teen Health - Health Topics - Periods - what to do

Periods are a normal part of a woman's life. Here are some ideas about how to manage some of the things that can worry young women.

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Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the womb (uterus), with or without the cervix. The operation may also be with or without the removal of the ovaries and the fallopian tubes.

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Oripro Pessaries - myDr.com.au

Oripro Pessaries - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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