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A 20-year-old female asked:

i seem to have a really heavy period, i have had small clots and severe pain. my period was a week late and all week i have had bad cramps

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Could be normal: check home pregnant test if any chance you might be pregnant. Use first morning urine. Miscarriage could be cause. With your period being late can have one more week of uterine lining built up to shed. Can lead to increased cramps and bleeding. Can try moist heating pad as well as Advil, aleve (naproxen) to help cramps. If not better or worse in 7 days see gyn provider. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R

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Last updated Apr 2, 2015

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