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2011-05-19 14:22:28

Published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) in women of reproductive age may be due to a wide range of disorders or pathologies. Until now, there has been no universally accepted method for classifying such patients, which has impeded basic science and clinical investigation, as well as the practical, rational, and consistent application of medical and surgical therapy. As the result of a stringent 5-year review process, a...

2010-02-09 10:00:00

PEORIA, Ariz., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading clinical research center in Peoria has joined an international research program to study an investigational drug designed as a possible treatment for painful menstrual cramps, or dysmenorrhea, a condition that affects between 45 and 90 percent of women of childbearing age in the United States. Although not life threatening, dysmenorrhea can be debilitating and psychologically taxing and is one of the leading causes of absenteeism from work and...

2010-01-11 09:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading clinical research center in Salt Lake City has joined an international trial program to test an experimental new drug designed to treat painful menstrual cramps, or dysmenorrhea, a condition that affects between 45 and 90 percent of women of childbearing age in the United States. Although not life threatening, dysmenorrhea can be debilitating and psychologically taxing and is one of the leading causes of absenteeism from work and school....

2010-01-11 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading clinical research center in Austin has joined an international research program to study an investigational drug designed as a possible treatment for painful menstrual cramps, or dysmenorrhea, a condition that affects between 45 and 90 percent of women of childbearing age in the United States. Although not life threatening, dysmenorrhea can be debilitating and psychologically taxing, and is one of the leading causes of absenteeism from work...

2009-11-13 14:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Lysteda tablets (tranexamic acid), the first non-hormonal product cleared to treat heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). Lysteda works by stabilizing a protein that helps blood to clot. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Heavy menstrual bleeding is reported each year by about 3 million U.S. women of reproductive age. Women with uterine fibroids may experience...

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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...

2008-06-20 18:00:39

Pycnogenol, bark extract from a French maritime pine tree, helped alleviate extremely painful menstrual periods, Japanese researchers said. The study showed women with dysmenorrhea -- extremely painful menstrual periods -- who took Pycnogenol experienced less pain and required less pain medications during menstruation. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, like aspirin or ibuprofen provide temporary help against menstrual pain, lead researcher Dr. Nobutaka Suzuki said in a...

2008-06-18 09:01:17

HOBOKEN, N.J., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study reveals dysmenorrhea, a condition that causes extremely painful menstrual periods affecting millions of women each year, can be reduced naturally by taking Pycnogenol(R) (pic-noj- en-all), pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree. The multi- center field study, published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, shows women with dysmenorrhea who supplemented with Pycnogenol(R) experienced less pain and required less pain...

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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