Since You Asked
The National Women’s Health Network supports women who are interested in decreasing the frequency of their periods (menstrual cycle) or even stopping their periods entirely. This practice is called “menstrual suppression.”
Muscular tumors that grow in the uterine wall, called “fibroids,” are extremely common; about 30 percent of women experience fibroids by age 35, and about 70-80 of women have fibroids by age 50.
The National Women’s Health Network does not have a position on the use of estrogen blockers. However, we can offer our thoughts on the use of anti-estrogen drugs for noninvasive conditions.
Taking hormonal contraceptives with rifampicin reduces the contraceptive’s effectiveness, which could result in unintended pregnancy or breakthrough bleeding.
Reclast is one of eight FDA approved bisphosphonates. Bisphosphonates are a type of drug commonly used for osteoporosis treatment and prevention.
Drugs, stress, eating disorders, weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or varying medical disorders can all factor into why irregular menstrual cycles occur and how long they will last. A regular menstrual cycle can signal that essential body parts are working normally.
Your uterus is not the only part of the body examined during a pelvic exam. In addition to the uterus, a doctor will also examine the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum and pelvis for any abnormalities. Depending on the type of hysterectomy you received, other areas may still need to be examined during a pelvic exam.