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A 36-year-old member asked:

Very heavy vaginal bleeding. what could it mean?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 44 years experience
See a gynecologist: Common causes of heavy bleeding are fibroids and adenomyosis. Some estrogen dominant hormonal patterns, like polycystic ovaries or perimenopause, cause heavy bleeding. Of course, cancer must be considered. See your doctor. You may be anemic. Fortunately, many treatments for heavy bleeding are available.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How much bleeding is very heavy vaginal bleeding?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
More than a pad/hr: Heavy vaginal bleeding is usually defined as saturating more than a full (not mini) menstrual pad or tampon per hour for at least 2 or more hours. It can also be defined by the number of pads per day, but this can vary from doctor to doctor. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have heavy vaginal bleeding after sex?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not normal: Its not normal to have heavy vaginal bleeding after sex. If it happens more than once, you should see an Ob/Gyn and find out why its happening. Best wishes!
A 43-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have heavy vaginal bleeding-not period?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 65 years experience
Gyno work-up: Menorrhagia requires gyno to exam, or biopsy endometrium, polyp? etc
A 40-year-old member asked:

What could cause heavy vaginal bleeding during foreplay?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Gyn care is needed: Unless the woman is on her menstrual period during this foreplay, it sounds like whatever is being done could be painful and dangerous. Non-injurious foreplay should not involve bleeding or pain. If there has been a vaginal or other injury, it could bleed. The woman probably needs a gynecological exam, as well as some kindness and compassion.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What could have caused my spontaneous heavy vaginal bleeding?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several things: Most gyn texbooks devote an entire chapter to menorrhagia(heavy bleeding.) as there are too many things to list here. Have a gyn md evaluate your bleeding which will test him/her on how well they read that gyn books chapter.
Last updated Nov 15, 2016
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