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Heavy Menstrual Cyles: How Can These Be Prevented? - Dr. Kotian

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Dr. Zarine Kotian explains what a woman can do if she is experiencing heavy menstrual cycles. Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Kotian:
A lot of women have a common complaint of heavy menstrual cycles, especially young girls when they are starting off their menstrual cycles they complain of cramps, heavy bleeding, not being able to go to school, missing days.

So this is a great opportunity for you to speak to your physician. There are ways that we can help you from taking birth control pills, to something as simple as taking Motrin, something that will help make your life better so that you can continue your education.

A lot of women are concerned about heavy menstrual cycles. If you’re cycles are, if you’re soaking more than one to two pads for more than one to two hours that’s considered pretty heavy flow, especially if this happens for more than two or three days.

The normal menstrual cycle can last anywhere from three days to seven days. If it is lasting longer than that, you should really speak to your physician just to make sure that there’s no other medical conditions. It might be something abnormal with your uterus, fibroids, something that’s causing your bleeding to be heavy that can be perhaps fixed.

About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.

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Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health

Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN

Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health

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