Latest Anovulatory cycle Stories

2011-07-14 13:33:02

Possible role for reproductive steroids in occurrence of tonic-clonic seizures A recent multi-center study determined that women with generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) had a greater number of seizures during anovulatory cycles"”menstrual cycles where an egg is not released"”than in cycles where ovulation occurs. According to the study publishing today in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reproductive steroids may play a role in GTCS...

2008-06-30 15:31:19

A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa has found that shortened times between menstrual periods may be an initial sign of menopause, while heavy bleeding seems to have other causes.  The researchers found that a shortened interval between periods, fewer than 21 days, in women aged 42 to 52 indicated the women were in the early stages of menopause. These periods were often "anovulatory", meaning the women did not ovulate even though they experienced bleeding. The...

2007-12-28 06:00:09

By Panay, Nicholas Pritsch, Maria; Alt, Jeannette Abstract Secondary amenorrhea in women with normal estrogen levels increases the risk of endometrial carcinoma. Cyclical dydrogesterone induces regular withdrawal bleeding and effectively protects the endometrium of postmenopausal women receiving estrogens. In order to assess the efficacy of dydrogesterone in inducing regular withdrawal bleeds in premenopausal women with secondary amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea and normal estrogen levels, a...

2004-11-28 03:00:15

Sort out the differences between uterine bleeding that's abnormal and that which is dysfunctional. Then teach your patient about new treatments that are available for these sometimes-dangerous conditions. Many women have variations in their menstrual cycle, such as changes in frequency, duration, or amount of flow, or spotting between their periods. This abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) may have various causes, some of them benign. But when AUB is related to changes in hormones that directly...

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