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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your gyn: For a proper workup and evaluation, as u need an exam, blood work and ultrasound, and there are a number of different options depending on your fertil ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
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37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many reasons: The causes include: hormone problems- lack of ovulation, for example. Anatomical problems such as fibroids, tumor, adenomyosis (the lining of th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
SEE YOUR GYN: U need a workup , depending on the cause and what you child bearing desires are, bcpills, or lysteda, or endometrial abaltion that I do in offcie, or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Long list: Very long list: irregular/abnormal ovulation, thyroid disease, medications, uterine polyps, uterine fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial can ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Adler
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Define heavy: What is heavy menses for one woman might seem not so heavy for another. Some questions to help determine if your period is heavy. How many tampons or ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be seen: Hormonal irregularity due to getting closer to menopause is the most common reason for irregular periods, but other possibilities include polyps or fi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
A # of things: Quite a few things can do it -- certain birth control methods such as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Anovulation (absence of ovulation) w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Heavy periods: Heavy periods = Menorrhagia= excessively heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Unlucky: Some people have heavy periods, some are light for some women. This can be genetically predisposing and you may have a family member who also has he ... Read More

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