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Is it possible to bleed so much from periods you need transfusion

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margot Watson
53 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Yes and not that unusual. If you have very heavy periods, you should see your gynecologist. Don't wait to become so anemic you need a transfusion.

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Different causes: Menstrual bleeding that is heavy enough to require a transfusion is definitely abnormal and a threat to your health. It requires a definitive diagnos ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
You have options: Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period ... Read More
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
Wow get help: Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Periods vary: I don't see how a transfusion would change the timing of your menses. Some women have variation in the length of their cycles. Periods don't always ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Surgical bleeding: The most common cause of surgical bleeding is "stitch deficiency". Other factors could be medications (aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) blood thinners, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If your body was: stressed enough by condition that required blood transfusion that might be a cause. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
25 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: Please have your parent(s) bring you to see a physician.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No way to tell: Without testing you there is no way to predict what your iron levels are, but it will not hurt for you to take iron supplements, or eat a lot of meat ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hi platlet count: Isn't due to repeated blood transfusions, and wouldn't last for two years, usually platlets aren't there during blood transfusion, as they don't survi ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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6.3: My apologies but I don't quite understand your notice. Surely if your blood level is down to 6.3 your doctor must work hard to get your blood level up ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
Annual Women's Exam: Yes. It's very important, even more so after 40 years of age, that women regularly attend their annual well women exam (Amr. College OBGyn). This prov ... Read More
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