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what can i do for excessive bleeding during my period?

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Dr. David Kaminetzky
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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

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Excessive bleeding and large clots during period, how does my gyno know if something's wrong?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
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U Have Options: Depends on cause of heavy bleeding. Need evaluation and sonogram. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.
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What can I do to address excessive bleeding while on my period?

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A 18-year-old male asked:

My sister got her period last week and it came back 4 days later what could it be?

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Dr. Franklyn Farrell
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Need Gynecology Eval: Vaginal bleeding is not always your menstrual peiod. Sometimes women get miscarriages that happen about the time that they expect their periods. Also, there are a lot of conditions that can develop in the uterus that can cause bleeding such as fibroids, uterine polyps, cancer, infections, etc. Your sister should go and see her pcp or a gynecologist for an evaluation of her vaginal bleeding.

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