A member asked:

I'm having incredibly heavy bleeding i am having to use an overnight maxi pad. is this something to be concerned about?

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Dr. John Feola answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

DUB NEEDS EVAL: DUB ( DYSFUNCTIONAL UTERINE BLEEDING) is relatively common but needs an eval. Blood work including thyroid and hormonal studies. Also an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound to evaluate for fibroids and adenomyosis. You also need to be screened for anemia and may benefit from iron supplements

Answered 6/17/2015

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Dr. David Lessani answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Menorrhagia: If you are not pregnant and this is the first time that you have heavy period, you should take medroxyprogestrone 10 Mgm tablet ,one tablet a day for 10 days. Be sure to take plenty of fluids and if you start to get dizzy or having fainting spill then you have to be taken to nearest ER. if this happens again, then you should have a pelvic exam.

Answered 6/24/2015

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Dr. Albert Pizzo answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Heavy periods: Yes there is some concern as to why you are having such heavy periods. There are many possibilities. Recommend you discuss this with your doctor and get an exam. Also heavy periods may lead to anemia due to the heavy iron loss due to the blood loss. Recommend you take a multivitamin and a iron supplement e.g. Gentile iron by Solgar until you can get checked. Eat a healthy diet.

Answered 4/24/2016

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