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A 46-year-old member asked:

What can i do to address excessive bleeding while on my period?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Get checked: Excessive menstrual bleeding is usually due to either a hormonal change or an abnormality in the uterus or other pelvic organs. Various medications, hormonal treatments and surgical options are available.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I do for excessive bleeding during my period?

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Dr. David Kaminetzky
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19 years experience
Speak to your doctor: This is a relatively common complaint that women have. The answer involves multiple possibilities including gynecological causes (more likely) and blood issues. I would recommend contacting your gynecologist first. She/he will need to exam you before recommending other tests. If those are unrevealing, a referral to a hematologist is reasonable. I hope this is helpful.
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Try taking aleve 2 pills every 12 hours on days 1 -2 of menstruation. This should reduce the heavy flow significantly
Mar 3, 2013
A 37-year-old member asked:

I am on my period and bleeding excessively, what can I do to reduce the bleeding?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Heavy menstrual blee: Heavy bleeding with menses can be caused by several things. There is probably little you can do on your own to make a big difference. Birth control pills, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or prescription Lysteda are medical options. An outpatient endometrial ablation is a good option for many women. An ultrasound can determine of uterine fibroids are present as well.
Last updated Aug 14, 2012

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