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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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Why do I have a super heavy period with huge blood clots?

Why do I have a super heavy period with huge blood clots?

Multifactorial: Since there are so many different causes you should have an exam and endometrial biopsy if recommended by your gynecologist.

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Really heavy period with blood clots 1-2 weeks early. What's wrong?

Really heavy period with blood clots 1-2 weeks early. What's wrong?

Possible miscarriage: There is a high percentage of spontaneous miscarriages in early pregnancy (30-50%), which may have symptoms you have described.

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Should I be concerned about an abnormally heavy period with huge blood clots in it?

Depends: If it happened only once, it may just be a variation on your normal period. if it recurs, see your gynecologist. You may take oral iron and multivitamins supplements to prevent anemia.

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I have been having a heavy period with blood clots bigger then a quater. What should I do?

I have been having a heavy period with blood clots bigger then a quater. What should I do?

See your doctor: Very heavy bleeding with clots that are bigger than a quarter is often called menorrhagia and is very common and causes are varied. 10 million women in the us deal with it. Is this your first time experiencing this? Are you taking any form of birth control? Is there a chance you could be pregnant? Although most of the time nothing serious is wrong, i would suggest getting checked by your doctor.

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I've been having heavy period with semi-large blood clots lately and i'm not sure whether to be worried?

I've been having heavy period with semi-large blood clots lately and i'm not sure whether to be worried?

Not normal: You need a workup esp at your age with an exam, cultures and an ultrasound , want to make sure u do not have any precancer or worse of the endometrium or fibroids or endometrial polyps , etc. Please call your gyn for an evaluation.

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I've been having a heavy period with blood clots of over a week, should I go to the doctors, is it something to worry about?

I've been having a heavy period with blood clots of over a week, should I go to the doctors, is it something to worry about?

Menorrhagia: If you don't normally have heavy, long, or irregular periods then this definitely needs to be checked out by your gynecologist. They will also need to see if something anatomically is wrong and to check a complete blood count and coagulation profile to make sure your blood is clotting well.

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I have been on my period for 9 days now and its a heavy period with blood clots, is there anything i can do to stop it?

I have been on my period for 9 days now and its a heavy period with blood clots, is there anything i can do to stop it?

Options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods.

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I'm experiencing a heavy period, it comes and gos but everytime i try and walk or i laugh blood clots. Help?

See your doctor: The most important question is why the change in menstrual flow. This may represent something more serious that needs evaluation, especially as women pass the age of 35. There are a variety of reasons for heavier menstrual flow, some simple and some more difficult and serious.

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I have been on my period for almost 2 months.very heavy period passing blood clots the size of my hand. Since this started i cant do anything without?

I have been on my period for almost 2 months.very heavy period passing blood clots the size of my hand. Since this started i cant do anything without?

Way too long: Please seek prompt medical conditions. This has been going on for a very long time and the clots are a large size. You could easily become anemic - this needs evaluation.

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Im having a weird period i usually have a heavy period but this period is light and I have no blood clots at all could i b pregnant?

Im having a weird period i usually have a heavy period but this period is light and I have no blood clots at all could i b pregnant?

Can I be Pregnant?: Bleeding usually represents the opposite of pregnancy. But, you are always welcome to spend your money and do a home pregnancy test. Pregnancy stops periods. Right?

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Have extreme pain on my period and blood clots that are stringy and heavy period, can Ultrasound miss a small fibroids, or is begin phase of growing?

Have extreme pain on my period and blood clots that are stringy and heavy period, can Ultrasound miss a small fibroids, or is begin phase of growing?

Nothing perfect: In the hands of an experienced sonographer, ultrasound can see small fibroids. But one must realize that not every fibroid is seen. And your symptoms may not be due to fibroids . It is best to talk to your doctor

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Really bad stomach cramps,heavy period with red goey discharge and blood clots. whats wrong with me?

Really bad stomach cramps,heavy period with red goey  discharge and blood clots. whats wrong with me?

Likely nothing: It may be just a variation on your normal pattern of periods. If you continue to have heavy bleeding you should take oral iron supplements to prevent the development of low iron and anemia.

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Heavy period with blood clot what could be the cause and how do I cure vit?

Heavy period with blood clot what could be the cause and how do I cure vit?

Lots of options: There are multiple medical options. 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. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. I prefer genesys hta for ablations.

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I am 54 and have had regular periods up until recently. I skipped 3 months and then last week had a heavy period. This period included one fairly large blood clot and 2 smaller ones. This period lasted about a week (not unusual for me). My family is co

I am 54 and have had regular periods up until recently.  I skipped 3 months and then last week had a heavy period. This period included one fairly large blood clot and 2 smaller ones.  This period lasted about a week (not unusual for me).  My family is co

Yes, : Yes, it is safe to have sex, but i would like you to see your gynecologist and have a complete evaluation. Please be sure your pap smear is up-to-date. You need a complete examination to be sure you don't have an enlarged uterus or other findings. Your symptoms may be menopausal in nature, but please have a complete gynecological evaluation.

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I have a heavy period. When I wiped there was a blood clot with tissue about the size of the top of my thumb. What's going on?

I have a heavy period. When I wiped there was a blood clot with tissue about the size of the top of my thumb. What's going on?

Normal flow: Women pass clots all the time in menses. If it's a first for you, it may seem a little weird. No worries. If you are concerned, take a pregnancy test now and then in a couple of weeks just for peace of mind. If it continues monthly, especially in between cycles, or gets larger, talk to your OB about a pelvic ultrasound to check endometrial lining.

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more