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Excessive Bleeding During Menopause
10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am i bleeding now ? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.
See your doctor: Bleeding after menopause (defined as 1 year without a period or any bleeding) is always a reason to see your gyno. Your activity is unlikely to be a cause. There are some simple causes, such as a dry vagina and bleeding after sex, and some more worrisome causes that definitely need evaluation and treatment (pre-cancers and cancer). Don't worry, but do make an appointment today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
My mom has excessive bleeding for 3 weeks every month with sometimes big baseball size clumps during pre menopause. What to do to stop bleeding?
Speak to your doctor: This is a relatively common complaint that women have. The answer involves multiple possibilities including gynecological causes (more likely) and blood issues. I would recommend contacting your gynecologist first. She/he will need to exam you before recommending other tests. If those are unrevealing, a referral to a hematologist is reasonable. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more
U Have Options: Depends on cause of heavy bleeding. Need evaluation and sonogram. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible. ...Read more
What to do about excessive bleeding during menstrual cycle? I soak through heavy and even overnight pads
See your physician: There are a number of things that need to be done. You need to make sure you aren't anemic. Thyroid testing might also be helpful. An ultrasound of your uterus can rule out benign fibroid tumors. If all of your testing comes back normal, oral contraceptive pills can be prescribed to decrease your heavy bleeding. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been experiencing excessive bleeding during my menstrual cycle during the last couple of months. Is that normal?
I had excessive bleeding during intercourse, but I can't see my gyno for two weeks. What precautions should I take till then?
Several things: I would encourage you to take a hand mirror and view the vaginal area looking for any irritated areas or traumatized areas superficially. Also I would encourage you to avoid further penetrating sexual activity as it may very have a deeper traumatized area of the vaginal vault/walls or even cervix that may require some time to heal. If you continue to bleed heavily go to urgent care, don't wait! ...Read more
Woman 55 having excessive bleeding during period, any cause for alarm? On the pill. Started period 5 days before cycle of pills ended. Usually goes heavy 2-3 days and then done by 5th day. This time heavy 5 days tapered off, now heavy 3 days again. St
That : That is abnormal. Please be sure your pap smear is up to date and you may need an endometrial biopsy. I am concerned also that you are 55 and still on the pill, please ask your doctor because oral contraception increases cardiovascular risk after age 50. You could have fibroids causing your bleeding as well, your doctor can usually feel those on examination. Please see your gynecologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
I've been experiancing excessive bleeding during menstration and sharp pains what could it be? I had a c-section 4 years ago and they discovered a lemon sized cyst on my left ovary. They removed it but ever since then i've have horrible pains during menst
You : You need a pelvic ultrasound in order to see if the cysts returned or to see if you are dealing with uterine fibroids, which could be the cause of your pain and menstrual irregularities. There is no reason to be afraid to see your doctor. You will get much needed care and treatment which will ultimately improve your quality of life. Take care. ...Read more
Had d&c on 4th due to excessive bleeding -spotting & mild bleeding for 2 days with severe cramps - cramps during bowel movement as well -is it normal?
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