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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 answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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