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Causes Of Heavy Painful 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
Depends: It probably relates to the shifting levels of hormones in your system throughout your cycle. If the cramping and back pain are mild, keep going and use over the counter medications if needed (assuming you have not been told not to take them for some medical reason). If the pain is severe or your discharge is very heavy, see your gynecologist or pcp to make sure there isn't a more serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormones: Your body seems sensitive to your cycling hormones. The oral contraceptive pill, contraceptive injection, or contraceptive ring will inhibit ovulation--taking care of that pain. They will also decrease your heavy bleeding with clots and pains. You may be dizzy and feeling fatigue because of blood loss. Have your blood level checked by a doctor and start iron supplementation. ...Read more
A # of things: Quite a few things can do it -- certain birth control methods such as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Anovulation (absence of ovulation) with resultant breakthrough heavy bleeding is by far the most common cause of irregular heavy bleeding. Talking to primary care physician or obgyn would be necessary to determine the exact cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible u need: A good workup by a gyn, as it could be caused by many different reasons and no need to suffer, once the gyn knows the cause then u can be treated properly. ...Read more
Shouldn't : Unless you're doing something aggressive or traumatic, there should be no overt correlation between masturbation and menstrual flow. Masturbation *during* menstruation could theoretically cause the appearance of heavier flow but likely not actual increased volume of bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Random Sharp cramp like pains worsened with exercise long heavy very painful periods weight gain unusual brown/black discharge and bleeding ?
Gyn evaluation: Since you are having multiple gyn complaints - cramping, painful periods, irregular bleeding, vaginal discharge and weight gain the best thing to do is to schedule a Gyn visit for a complete exam and evaluation. A sonogram may be done. Options for cycle control and pelvic pain reduction can be discussed. ...Read more
Cause of heavy bleeding between periods with backache and frequent urination and light spoting with abundant dry blood clots mst days between periods?
What causes heavy bleeding & clots during that time of the month? I'm 48 my periods has been heavy for some time but i also have lots of clots and heavy cramping what would be the cause for this?
A : A common cause for the symptoms you described are uterine fibroids. These are benign tumors in the uterus, and often are the cause of heavy bleeding, clotting, and pain. Visit your doctor for an examination, he/she will also likely order a pelvic ultrasound. Treatment will vary based on the results. Your doctor will explain everything and suggest a treatment plan. Best of luck. ...Read more
What causes heavy bleeding with clots and severe cramps unlike my periods cramps 3days prior to my regular 25days cycle periods.
What could cause my low estradiol (4 pg/ml), painful heavy periods and painful bowel movements; fatigue, and episodes of low bp. Taking femiane for bc?
See your dr: A late period with cramping could be a sign of pregnancy. Could be other causes (hormones, etc) or an abnormal pregnancy such as a miscarriage or tubal pregnancy. Or it could be the menopausal transition causing your period to be late and a completely separate reason for the cramping--such as an intestinal problem. See your dr to find out the causes. ...Read more
Chronic pelvic pain painful periods on birth control& last period was over 2 weeks with lots of tissue& clots occasional sudden popping pain in ovary?
See doctor: That sounds like a lot of pain. It's possible that you have a diagnosis of endometriosis if you have lots of heavy periods with clots and pain. An ultrasound can detect whether or not the popping pain in ovary could be due to a cyst. I'm sorry you're going through this. Birth control is often first line treatment, especially for someone your age, but see a doctor for other options as well. ...Read more
Hormone imbalances: And also anovulatory periods. You should have them all checked out including the pituitary ...Read more
Could be many reason: Could be hormonal problems, could be fibroids, or endometrial polyps or other causes, .Like precancer or not commonly endometrial cancer, no need to suffer or worry, please see your gyn for a workup with an exam, blood work, pap, and an ultrasound and once u know the reason there are many txment options. ...Read more
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