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Frequent menstruation

Also known as Frequent periods and Polymenorrhea

A menstrual disorder is an irregular condition in a woman's menstrual cycle.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of frequent menstruation are idiopathic excessive menstruation, idiopathic irregular menstrual cycle, and idiopathic nonmenstrual bleeding. Other possible causes, such as hypothyroidism, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with frequent menstruation often receive pelvis exam, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), mammography, standard pregnancy test, examination of breast, ultrasonography, other diagnostic procedures; female organs and chlamydia test .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with frequent menstruation include ortho cyclen, modicon, medroxyprogesterone, duloxetine (cymbalta), tranexamic acid, aspirin / butalbital / caffeine, zolmitriptan (zomig), sevoflurane, ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel, lisdexamfetamine (vyvanse), portia, budesonide nasal product and felodipine .

Ortho Cyclen
$26
(28 days)
Modicon
$38
(28 days)
Medroxyprogesterone
$11
(28 days)
Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
$155
(28 days)
Tranexamic Acid
$124
(7 days)
Zolmitriptan (Zomig)
$215
(21 days)
Sevoflurane

Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)
$137
(28 days)
Portia
$31
(28 days)
Budesonide Nasal Product

Felodipine
$41
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for frequent menstruation include age 5-14 years, sex == female and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years, sex == male, age 60-74 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get frequent menstruation.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
2.1x
15-29 years
1.8x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.1x
Other
0.6x
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