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What is the best treatment of menorrhagia?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Menorrhagia (Definition)

Menorrhagia is also known as Excessive menstrual bleeding. 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 ...Read more


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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. ...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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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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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


Dr. B. Dale Magee
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Increased Menstrual Flow (Definition)

Increased menstrual flow is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual periods result in significant amounts of bleeding. This may occur normally in some women, but ...Read more