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I have very heavy periods and i'm only 16. What would most likely be the treatments?

I have very heavy periods and i'm only 16. What would most likely be the treatments?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

Hypermenorrhea (Definition)

Hypermenorrhea is menstrual flow that is heavy. About 1 in 20 women have heavy flow. If you need to change a pad or tampon every 2 hours or more or have gushing or soak into your clothes frequently you have hypermenorrhea. See a doctor. ...Read more


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I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle. Best treatment?

I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle. Best treatment?

Go see your doctor: Tell him/her what's bothering you. Check out options i've listed at http://alvinblin.Com/2012/04/evidence-based-migraine-prevention.Html. Some are otc while others require prescription. But all are evidence-based. Also consider oral contraception to keep from cycling. No menses, no migraines. Voila! of course, this assumes you don't want any more children. ...Read more

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Hi enquiry got to go the hospital for heat treatment because of heavy periods can i go to work that night?

Hi enquiry got to go the hospital for heat treatment because of heavy periods can i go to work that night?

DR advice: Follow your DR's advice, they have been treating you and have all the medical information that is not available on this format. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have long heavy periods (11 day) after treatment for breast cancer. I don't take any medication as i was triple negative. ?

Is it normal to have long heavy periods (11 day) after treatment for breast cancer.  I don't take any medication as i was triple negative. ?

No: Long, heavy periods can occur at any time but it is not normal after treatment for breast cancer. If you received chemo for your triple neg cancer then periods usually go away. Heavy bleeding means you need to see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a safe treatment for heavy periods after triple negative breast cancer. Am not on any medication or contraception.

Is there a safe treatment for heavy periods after triple negative breast cancer. Am not on any medication or contraception.

Probably but...: .....You are very young and had a triple negative breast cancer. I do not know about uk standards for brca testing but you could carry a brca mutation (especially brca1). If so, preventative hysterectomy with ovarian surgery would be a consideration and that would take care of your problem. Discuss it with your doc. Best to you. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of jra and what are the alternative treatments?

What is the incubation period of jra and what are the alternative treatments?

INCUBATION PER SE IS: A term used when describing an organisms time period between exposure and full blown infectious symptoms. Jra typically can start at any age in a young man or woman, and symptoms are typically full blown joint disease/pain/swelling pretty quickly from onset of disease process. I am sure one of our rheumatology experts will further define this for you. I hope this helps you some. ...Read more

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Why do I get extremely heavy periods?

Many reasons: Heavy menses (menorrhagia) can have many etiologies (reasons). These can include ovulation issues, fibroids, cancers, adenomyosis, polyps, pregnancy and possible infections. It is not normal and should be evaluated by your gynecologist. Initial evaluation will include history, exam, laboratories, and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why heavy periods and period twice a month?

Why heavy periods and  period  twice a month?

Be seen: Hormonal irregularity due to getting closer to menopause is the most common reason for irregular periods, but other possibilities include polyps or fibroids in the uterus, or abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus. I recommend you see your doctor and get a workup for this. ...Read more

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What do I do if I am always having heavy periods and what does it mean ?

See an MD!: If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids. If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods! ...Read more

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How to deal with heavy periods at school?

How to deal with heavy periods at school?

Normal?: I'll answer assuming you have seen your Doctor to determine there are no reasons like fibroids or other medical condition causing heavy bleeding and you have been checked for anemia. My advise is to Be prepared. Bring plenty of spare pads, tampons and undies, wear black pants. I have had patients tell me they wear depends on their heaviest days. You may want to look into getting a uterine ablation ...Read more

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Can women with heavy periods have healthier babies?

Can women with heavy periods have healthier babies?

No information: There is no information to confirm or refute that statement. No logical reason for such as well. ...Read more

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Are heavy periods normal if you don't ovulate often?

Are heavy periods normal if you don't ovulate often?

Maybe: Sometimes when you don't have periods for a long time and your ovary keeps producing estrogen, the lining of the uterus may become quite thick. When your period finally comes, it could be quite heavy because you are getting rid of all that thickened lining. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teenage girl to always experience heavy periods?

Is it normal for a teenage girl to always experience heavy periods?

No : It is not normal for teenagers specifically to have heavy periods. She should schedule a visit and discuss the many many options for menstrual cycle regulation. Birth control pills, the patch and NuvaRing can decrease bleeding. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can minimize cycles. Lysteda is a nonhormonal medication which can help too. There are many options. ...Read more

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I have HEAVY periods, but I'm taking iron. Why is my hgb staying around 9?

I have HEAVY periods, but I'm taking iron. Why is my hgb staying around 9?

Anemia : You have significant blood loss due to heavy menses an likely daily iron supplements is not solving the problem. You may benefit from higher doses of daily iron but first we must make sure that your anemia is not caused by any other medical conditions .. Please see your doctor ! ...Read more

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Heavy periods 4 mnths after leep is this normal?

Heavy periods 4 mnths after leep is this normal?

Unrelated: Your leep procedure 4 months ago should not affect your period. If your periods have become heavier you may want to consider birth control pills or other treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the side effects on lysteda for heavy periods?

What are the side effects on lysteda for heavy periods?

Info on Lysteda : This medication is used to treat heavy bleeding during your menstrual period. It works by slowing the breakdown of blood clots, which helps to prevent prolonged bleeding. Serious side effects include: eye or visual problem, change in bleeding pattern, or worsening of your bleeding. Like all drugs, you should stop the med and report any side serious effect to your doctor if present. ...Read more

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Can the copper IUD be worth the most painful, heavy periods?

Can the copper IUD be worth the most painful, heavy periods?

Question?: If you are you asking if the copper IUD helps with heavy periods the answer is yes in some cases, not all. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) with Progesterone IUD is hands down the best IUD for heavy periods. ...Read more

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Excessive Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding lasting more than 7 days,and clots are abnormal. Measured flow more than 60 ml would be excessive. Average loss is ...Read more


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Heavy Periods (Definition)

Heavy periods = Menorrhagia= excessively heavy ...Read more