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A 22-year-old female asked:

What can i do about my heavy cycle? i am 22 years old and having serious problems. my period is terrible. since november 8, 2011 i have been bleeding on and off. i can tell when it is my "actual period" because it is much heavier than the other days. the

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
I : I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. There are other medications that could safely control your heavy bleeding, even though you had a pulmonary embolism. You could safely go on the Progesterone only pill. Or, you could have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud placed. Cramping and bleeding will usually stop completely about two months after the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. I hope this helps you.

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