A 29-year-old female asked:
heavy bleeding began few days after period ended. 5th day now, nonstop heavy flow. dr can't see me for a couple days. should i go up er? serious?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 pads x 30 minutes: If you are saturating 3 pads or tampons every 30 minutes, you need to go to the ER for immediate care if your MD cannot see you.
2305 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Gynecology 23 years experience
Better safe: If bleeding greater than 1 maxi pad an hour for 2 consecutive hours, then go to the ER.
If any bleeding is associated with shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea, fainting....then go to the ER
2301 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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