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A 30-year-old female asked:

Hi. ive had my period for 4 and a half weeks. i have clots as big as my palm. i i just got my period two weeks later. i nearly faint with the pain. i can barely go to work and fill up a big tampon in 5 minutes. i just need some direction please ?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Need to see : your doctor or urgent care , or emergency room, as soon as possible. You are at risk to become severely anemic, possibly needing blood transfusions. Medications or surgery may be needed to control this heavy bleeding.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Heavy bleeding ?'s: What is described needs immediate attention from your gyn physician. The severe pain comes from expressing large clots in passing through a narrow cervical canal. If pregnancy is possible, get a serum HCG test to be certain about pregnancy. Other causes involve possible fibroid tumors, polyps or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

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