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Is there a treatment for Menorrhagia?

Is there a treatment for Menorrhagia?

Depends on cause: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much.

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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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What is the best treatment of menorrhagia?

Depends on Cause: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What exact kind of hormonal imbalance causes menorrhagia?

What exact kind of hormonal imbalance causes menorrhagia?

Thyroid/Pituitary: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much.

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Are there any at home remedies for menorrhagia? Going on two weeks now caused from emotional stress. I don't want to take bc pills or become anemicTHX

Are there any at home remedies for menorrhagia? Going on two weeks now caused from emotional stress. I don't want to take bc pills or become anemicTHX

Stress reduction: the only home remedy that may or may not stop the excessive menstrual bleeding are stress reduction techniques, like yoga, exercise, and mediation. I that does not work, please go see your GYN MD for evaluation and possible treatment as your self diagnosis may be incorrect.

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I had a DC yesterday because of menorrhagia, to stop the bleeding, my gyn told me im going to be bleeding for 3-4 days, the DC cure my menorrhagia?

I had a DC yesterday because of menorrhagia, to stop the bleeding, my gyn told me im going to be bleeding for 3-4 days, the DC cure my menorrhagia?

Not always: D&C's are more helpful slowing down or temporarily stopping hemorrhage, but the specimen collected by your doc should help give him/her a possible cause of the bleeding. In general though I do very few D&C's just for bleeding in your age group any more and much of the GYN medical literature says the same thing. Hormonal management is usually the mainstay or surgeries like ablations

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Reason menorrhagia caused by fibroids?

Reason menorrhagia caused by fibroids?

Fibroids: Fibroids need blood to grow and so they collect vessels to their surface which can be more likely to break and bleed at the time of your period. Also fibroids prevent the uterus from contracting down and stopping bleeding vessels during your period, leading to greater overall blood loss.

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35 y/o female 34 days from my lmp. Usually my cycle is 30+/- 1 days. Neg hpt 2 days ego also i've fibroid which cause menorrhagia. Can i be pregnant?

35 y/o female 34 days from my lmp. Usually my cycle is 30+/- 1 days. Neg hpt 2 days ego also i've fibroid which cause menorrhagia.  Can i be pregnant?

Small chance: I would repeat the pregnancy test in another week if you still haven't menstruated. If that one is also negative, you may have simply had what we call an anovulatory cycle. Patients with fibroids can still get pregnant, but their chances are probably lower than patients without fibroids, especially if you have experienced menorrhagia. Consult your gynecologist if you continue to be irregular.

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What could cause continued spotting 6 days after uterine biopsy? Biopsy was done in preparation for uterine ablation for menorrhagia. Should i worry?

What could cause continued spotting 6 days after uterine biopsy?  Biopsy was done in preparation for uterine ablation for menorrhagia. Should i worry?

Please call the doc: Who did your biopsy as obviously you need to know the path report before the ablation can be done the spotting could be due to the problem inside the uterus, path should be back 7-10 days after the biopsy.

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How hyperthyroidism causes less menstrual flow? Does hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism typically causes decreased menstrual flow, ultimately leading to loss of periods and infertility. Hypothyroidism typically causes increased menstrual flow leading to menorrhagia. Once treated, both problems should resolve.

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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.

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What could lead to menorrhagia?

Many reasons: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much.

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What do I do if I have menorrhagia?

See your GYN: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much.

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Is menorrhagia an obstacle for being pregnant?

Depends on cause: That depends in the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding ( menorrhagia). Things like fibroids and polyps can cause heavy bleeding, and may affect your ability to get or stay pregnant.

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Can I go to the beach after a D+C done for menorrhagia 10 days ago?

Yes.: As long as you're no longer having vaginal beeding, it may be appropriate for you to go to the beach and swim in the water after at least 1 week. If you continue to have bleeding or afterwards have fevers/pain/malodorous vaginal discharge, please see your doctor.

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