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After going off of Depo-Provera shot, is it common to have irregular, sporadic and heavy periods?

After going off of Depo-Provera shot, is it common to have irregular, sporadic and heavy periods?

Yes!: Depo has a way of lingering for more than three months sometimes and can lead to irregular and sporadic periods. The more important question though is...Why are you coming off depo? Birth control is super important and we need to get you on a new method soon! Let us know how to help you! ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Heavy periods after hyperscopic mynoctectomy on Aug 7th. Dr removed 4 fibroids. I had heavy bleeding and anemia. Well I had 2 periods since surgery. Should I worry?

Heavy periods after hyperscopic mynoctectomy on Aug 7th. Dr removed 4 fibroids. I had heavy bleeding and anemia. Well I had 2 periods since surgery. Should I worry?

Follow up: It is important after surgery to schedule a follow-up visit with your surgeon. That Doctor is going to be in the best position to know what happened during surgery and what to do after. After myomectomy there is often some irregular bleeding that takes a little time to resolve ...Read more

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Does taking provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause you to get heavy periods?

Does taking provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause you to get heavy periods?

No: If you haven't use Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for a while, and you're lining has been accumulating for months, then your first period on Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will be heavy. However if you use it regularly your periods should be light. ...Read more

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I've heard that the depo shot can cause infertility, is this true? Also, I've heard you can get very heavy periods on it. How likely is that?

I've heard that the depo shot can cause infertility, is this true? Also, I've heard you can get very heavy periods on it. How likely is that?

A few things: The depoprovera shot is very effective and easy to use. You will need one shot every 3 months. Most patients will have no periods but some will have irregular periods. It is an appetite stimulant. The excess hunger can cause weight gain for some. Long term use can lead to some bone loss. It does not need cause heavy periods or infertility. ...Read more

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I have a high level of calcium and hyperparathyroidism. I go see an endocrinologist in a week. The reason I went to see my Dr is because I have very heavy periods and was taking the Depo shot but stopped. Could any of these symptoms cause heavy periods?

I have a high level of calcium and hyperparathyroidism. I go see an endocrinologist in a week. The reason I went to see my Dr is because I have very heavy periods and was taking the Depo shot but stopped. Could any of these symptoms cause heavy periods?

Parathyroid: It is unlikely that an overactive parathyroid would have an effect on your periods.
With your high calcium and parathyroid levels you should have any parathyroid nodules surgically removed. Recovery is usually early and straightforward.

You may be in the hospital for 24 hours after surgery. That would be a good day for a gynecologist to see you in the hospital about your periods.

Wish you well! ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I have been experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding for the past week. Is there anything I can do or take to stop the bleeding?

I have been experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding for the past week. Is there anything I can do or take to stop the bleeding?

See a GYN MD: Yes, your can go see a GYN MD and find out why the bleeding is excessive this month, as there is nothing that you can otherwise do to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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Light red bleeding which turns into brownish red 1 day before my periods due. I always have heavy periods. What it would be?

Light red bleeding which turns into brownish red 1 day before my periods due. I always have heavy periods. What it would be?

Start of your period: It is relatively common to have spotting or brownish discharge a day or two prior to the normal start of your menses. This may indicate a portion of the uterine lining is beginning to shed a little early. It usually will resolve on its own and does not require any treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods and excessive menstrual bleeding and my period last a month or more than.

I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods and excessive menstrual bleeding and my period last a month or more than.

Schedule follow up: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Ask for thyroid and pcos testing. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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44 yrs old irregular periods for about three yrs. Heavy periods. Cramping without bleeding for a week before. Perimenopause?

44 yrs old irregular periods for about three yrs. Heavy periods. Cramping without bleeding for a week before. Perimenopause?

Sound like going: Toward the menopause by having anovulatory cycles cauing thickening of the endometrium followed by heavy periods. Have your hormone level checked such as FSH level to see where you stand in terms of going to menopause. Your gyn can help you to make your periods uneventful. If you want to shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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HI, I've had recurring uti's for over a year now along with heavy periods andnnow also bleeding inbetween periods (clots) and lower back pain. I have

HI, I've had recurring uti's for over a year now along with heavy periods andnnow also bleeding inbetween periods (clots) and lower back pain. I have

Two conditions: The abnormal menstrual symptoms with dysfunctional bleeding and probable some form of hormonal imbalance are best evaluated and treated by a gynecologist. Recurrent urinary tract infections may be due to structural abnormalities of the urinary tract and are best evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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I often have really heavy periods with blood clots my period ended 7 days ago but I bled through a pad tampon and my pants in 5 minutes today suggest me the pill to stop this bleeding?

I often have really heavy periods with blood clots my period ended 7 days ago but I bled through a pad tampon and my pants in 5 minutes today suggest me the pill to stop this bleeding?

Sometimes: An evaluation of this type of bleeding is important because it could be a warming sign of a serious problem. Assuming everything is normal on evaluation there are several pills that may be helpful. Sometimes Ibuprofen can reduce bleeding or lysteda. ...Read more

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Treatment options for very excessive menstrual bleeding and done having children?

Treatment options for very excessive menstrual bleeding and done having children?

Quite a few: 1. Medication to control cycles, of which there are several. 2. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. 3. Endometrial ablation. 4. Possibly a uterine fibroid embolization if you have fibroids. 5. Hysterectomy (for which there are several approaches). ...Read more

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I have really heavy periods and cramps you wouldn't belive. I can't take birthcontrole I get sick from it. Any advice for cramps and bleeding?

I have really heavy periods and cramps you wouldn't belive. I can't take birthcontrole I get sick from it. Any advice for cramps and bleeding?

Lots of options: There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation if you are done having children. You may have endometriosis. There are surgical treatments such as laparoscopy and in severe cases hysterectomy. ...Read more

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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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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more