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Have changed pads 4 times already what can be the problem?

Have changed pads 4 times already what can be the problem?

Need more info: You need to provide more information about your bleeding- 4 pads within how many hours, your period info(was it late or so ). ...Read more

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Taking pill over a year. A LOT of bleeding on washout week. Need to change pad every 1-2 hr. Had long irr bleeding since summer. How can I stop this?

Taking pill over a year. A LOT of bleeding on washout week. Need to change pad every 1-2 hr. Had long irr bleeding since summer. How can I stop this?

Change pills: If you are taking your pills at the same time everyday and still having irregular bleeding and heavy periods, something is wrong. It could be that this is not the right pill for you, you have fibroids or polyps, you have an infection, or you need a different method of contraception but you need to be seen to get this looked in to. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I 've been having more the one period a month. It started actually this month, and it last 8 days. change pad liners once a day, is this hermones?

I 've been having more the one period a month. It started actually this month, and it last  8 days. change pad liners once a day, is this hermones?

Increased periods: There are many possibilities. If this condition continues then you should discuss this with your doctor to have an examination to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My daughter has her menstual cycle but has to change pads within every hour. Is this normal for a teenager?

My daughter has her menstual cycle but has to change pads within every hour. Is this normal for a teenager?

Probably not: Changing a pad hourly, due to heavy flow (menorrhagia) is not normal, but is fairly common among teens. It can lead to anemia, with subsequent fatigue, or even fainting spells. She should see her pediatrician, fp, or gyn. Most often, medication can solve this problem, often without a pelvic examination. Encourage her to see the doctor. ...Read more

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I had an abortion 2 months ago and my 2 periods since have been very heavy and have clots in them when i go to change pads or use the restroom?

I had an abortion 2 months ago and my 2 periods since have been very heavy and have clots in them when i go to change pads or use the restroom?

Hormonal or infectio: Emotional / physical stress like abortion can upset the cycle for months. This may cause heavier, or more frequent menses. Also, lowgrade infection occasionally occurs after D&C for any reason. Advice?- get checked out. ...Read more

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Mom 87 had ben in nurse hm thy don't change pads enuf was jus in hosp 4 bad UTI how oft shud they change this is not 1st tim in hosp 4 this prob 3x now?

Mom 87 had ben in nurse
 hm thy don't change pads enuf was jus in hosp 4 bad UTI how oft shud they change this is not 1st tim in hosp 4 this prob 3x now?

Common: It's common to have recurrent utis in elderly women, and there are many causes (don't lose hope!): incontinence, diarrhea, poor hygiene (all leading to reinfection); inappropriate treatment (wrong antibiotics, fistula/uterine infection) are common. Every urinalysis should have a urine culture done, to check for resistant bacteria. Check w doctor, and strongly consider urology consult. ...Read more

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Period blood while wearing pad stained underwear&after a day the blood in underwear turned green w/odor.I usually wait awhile to change pads. Problem?

Period blood while wearing pad stained underwear&after a day the blood in underwear turned green w/odor.I usually wait awhile to change pads. Problem?

Unclear: The cause of this is unclear. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn who can test your vaginal discharge for infection. Bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can sometimes have a sort of greenish appearance. Yeast when thick can some times appear slightly yellow/green ...Read more

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My period was 11 days late. Woke up w/brown blood. Have only had to change pad twice. Usually i'm heavy flow. What's wrong with me?

My period was 11 days late. Woke up w/brown blood. Have only had to change pad twice. Usually i'm heavy flow. What's wrong with me?

See doctor: I would get into see her primary care physician. It might be nothing but there might be some other things going on like a pregnancy or an intrauterine problem of some sort. You should probably have a good history taken and a pelvic examination. ...Read more