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Medical News Today: Is compulsive eating before a period normal?

In the days before a period, it is common to eat compulsively. Some tips and strategies can help prevent these cravings. Learn more here.
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Medical News Today: How to tell the difference between PMS and pregnancy symptoms

Many symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and early pregnancy are similar, such as mood changes, breast tenderness, and fatigue. However, other symptoms are specific to pregnancy. Learn to tell the difference here.
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Medical News Today: What to know about transvaginal ultrasounds

A transvaginal ultrasound is an imaging scan that doctors use to examine the inside of a person’s pelvic region. By inserting a scope into the vaginal canal, the doctor can identify certain health issues. Here, we look at the uses of transvaginal ultrasounds, how to prepare for this procedure, and what to expect.
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Medical News Today: What to eat if you have PCOS

Research has consistently shown that people can reduce the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome by following a healthful diet. In this article, learn about the best diets for PCOS, including a low glycemic index diet, anti-inflammatory diet, and DASH diet. We also cover which foods to avoid.
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Medical News Today: What causes pinkish-brown discharge?

Various factors affect the color of vaginal discharge. Pinkish-brown discharge is usually not a cause for concern, but it may sometimes occur due to a condition that requires treatment. Here, we look at the causes of pink or brown discharge, including periods, pregnancy, and infection, and discuss when to see a doctor.
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Medical News Today: What causes an absence of menstruation?

An absence of menstruation, also called amenorrhea, means either that a person has not started having periods by the age of 16 or that someone who has started menstruating has missed three periods in a row. In this article, learn about 13 causes of amenorrhea, possible additional symptoms, and when to see a doctor.
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Medical News Today: How to stop or speed up your period

Periods often occur at inconvenient times, and people may sometimes want to speed up or stop their period once it has started. There is no foolproof way to do this, but certain methods may work for some people. Hormonal contraception allows people to plan when to have a period or stop their periods permanently.
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Medical News Today: Why is my period so light?

A light period is when someone has less menstrual blood or a shorter period than usual. Many factors can affect the flow of periods, including diet, exercise, and health conditions. Pregnancy can cause spotting, which people may mistake for a light period. Learn about the causes and symptoms of light periods here.
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Medical News Today: What causes cramps without a period?

A variety of factors and underlying conditions can cause cramps outside of a person's regular period. These include irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. In this article, learn more about the possible causes and their additional symptoms, as well as when to see a doctor.
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Medical News Today: How do you use vaginal suppositories?

People can use vaginal suppositories for reasons ranging from birth control to treatment for infection. Vaginal suppositories are simple to insert, as the step-by-step guide and tips in this article explain. We also look at the different types of vaginal suppositories, and when people may benefit from their use.