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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Heavy Or Prolonged Menstrual Bleeding (Overview)

Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding


Dr. Jeff Livingston
474 doctors shared insights

Heavy Or Prolonged Menstrual Bleeding (Overview)

Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding


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What can I do to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

What can I do to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

If you have been: Bleeding more than a week - contact you gynecologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

Can you tell me how I could stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

See your doctor: Because bleeding at 49 is likely a hormone imbalance, there are medications that can help, but they require a prescription and an examination to determine the cause and develop a safe treatment plan. ...Read more

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Causes of prolonged menstrual bleeding (3 mos)? Cycle has been very light, brief (36-48 hrs) & rare (8-12 mos) for over 10 years. 32. No children.

Causes of prolonged menstrual bleeding (3 mos)?  Cycle has been very light, brief (36-48 hrs) & rare (8-12 mos) for over 10 years. 32. No children.

Irregular periods: Having periods that are rare with sometimes several months between them may be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome aka (pcos) . On the other hand your current 3 months of bleeding require a proper work up. You should a complete blood count to check for anemia and an ultrasound to check for anatomical abnormalities. In short, it is time to see an obgyn. ...Read more

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Can you have heavy implantion bleeding for 3 days? Or is it Menstrual Bleeding?

Can you have heavy implantion bleeding for 3 days? Or is it Menstrual Bleeding?

Not Implantation: If you are bleeding at the time of your expected period you are having a period. Plain and simple as that. Please promise me that you will not ever let your daughters not know these simple, easy to understand truths about how sex and pregnancy and menstruation work. ...Read more

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I'v been having heavy, painful menstrual bleeding for about a year now (age 42). What can be done?

Several: 1. Several types of medications including including birth control meds. 2. A medication that increases the clotting and decreases the bleeding. 3. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. 4. Endometrial ablation. 5. Fibroid embolization if you have fibroids. 5. Hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Can i use tranexemic acid for prolonged but light menstrual bleeding...i did take it last month for the same issue..

Can i use tranexemic acid for prolonged but light menstrual bleeding...i did take it last month for the same issue..

If it works . . .: It will be generally safe to use. For very heavy bleeding it can be taken up to 5 days, but for just prolonged bleeding you should only need it for a day or two. If it works you will not need to continue and if it doesn't work there is no point to continuing. ...Read more

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Natural ways to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding?

Natural ways to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy menses: There are no natural ways to reduce your period and progrstin creme does not help. Any OB gyn can help, though. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives for heavy menstrual bleeding?

What are some alternatives for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Menses: Please talk to your gynecologist or physician about having shorter or lighter periods. Some options may include: Lysteda (tranexaminc acid), oral contraceptives, Vaginal contraceptive ring & Levonorgestrel -releasing intrauterine system (Mirena). ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual finished days ago got stressed started bleeding and passed a really big smelly clot. Should I be alarmed.

Heavy menstrual finished days ago got stressed started bleeding and passed a really big smelly clot. Should I be alarmed.

Clot: Was there any chance you were pregnant? Clots can be normal but if you are unsure, we can order a test to see if your pregnancy hormone is elevated indicating a potential spontaneous miscarriage. If clots continue let us know or see your GYN. ...Read more

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My 14 yr old,just told me she's been menstrual bleeding 3 weeks non-stop(heavily).DX with Mosaic Turners Syndrome. Causes?

My 14 yr old,just told me she's been menstrual bleeding 3 weeks non-stop(heavily).DX with Mosaic Turners Syndrome. Causes?

Estrogen: As a mosaic Turner syndrome we don't know if she has functional ovaries or not.Either way, early in the teen years women who have enough estrogen to support development & the buildup of womb tissue can have irregular cycles that are marked by heavy flow as "breakthrough" bleeding.When they don't release eggs, they don't create the hormone that paces the pattern.BC pills may help her establish 1 ...Read more

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What to do for heavy menstrual bleeding at work?

What to do for heavy menstrual bleeding at work?

2 thoughts: 1) if you are asking- can you decrease bleeding? Many ways: hormone, lysteda, Progesterone iud, ablation...Depends if you are trying to get pregnant or not. 2) if you are asking- how to hold blood so as not to soil clothes at work....In lieu of tampons or pads, the instead soft cup can hold larger amounts of menstrual flow. ...Read more

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Can you recommend anything for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Can you recommend anything for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Some Options: Please talk to your gynecologist or physician about having shorter or lighter periods. Some options may include: Lysteda (tranexaminc acid), oral contraceptives, Vaginal contraceptive ring & Levonorgestrel -releasing intrauterine system (Mirena). ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternatives for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Can you suggest any alternatives for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy periods: Many possibilities. Suggest you obtain a medical check up to determine cause of the heavy periods and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual bleeding common after delivery?

Heavy menstrual bleeding common after delivery?

Not neccessarily: Menstrual bleeding does not change after delivery bleeding after delivery immediately can be heavy though. ...Read more

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What're the causes of heavy bleeding with menstrual periods?

What're the causes of heavy bleeding with menstrual periods?

Heavy menstruation: There are anatomic causes due to pathologies of the uterus, such as polyps, fiboids, adenomyosis (endometriosis of the uterus, ) or pre-malignancies and malignancies. Non-anatomic causes include blood clotting problems, ovulation imbalances, medications and external hormones, etc.. ...Read more

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Can B12 injections cause irregular heavy menstrual bleeding?

Can B12 injections cause  irregular heavy menstrual bleeding?

NO: Vitamin B12 is extremely safe and has no known toxicity. There is no known association with menstruation. See http://www.Crnusa.Org/safetypdfs/013crnsafetyvitaminb12.Pdf if you have heavy bleeding B12 (along with iron & folic acid) will help you make new blood cells. Irregular heavy bleeding may be caused by fibroid tumors or other imbalances and should be evaluated by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between heavy menstrual bleeding and cramps?

Yes: Heavier bleeding is often associated with cramps. If you can take Naproxen (aleve) you can usually prevent a lot of the heavier bleeding and cramping by taking Naproxen before and during the heavier days of your cycle. Follow dosing directions. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between heavy menstrual bleeding and anemia?

Is there a connection between heavy menstrual bleeding and anemia?

Yes.: Excessive bleeding can lead to iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia. If this is a new history of heavy bleeding, the anemia could be from something else. This should be followed. Your healthcare provider can help determine why the anemia is present. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Bleeding (Definition)

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