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Doctor insights on: Extremely Heavy Clotty Periods

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I'm having really late period heavy cramps and very thick blood clots?

I'm having really late period heavy cramps and very thick blood clots?

Causes?: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

Irregular periods: 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Many of the common birth control methods can be very effective. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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9 days late for AF light bright red spotting not like usual heavy AF ovulated very late. Felt pelvic discomfort but not cramps Implantation Bleeding?

9 days late for AF light bright red spotting not like usual heavy AF ovulated very late. Felt pelvic discomfort but not cramps Implantation Bleeding?

Do pregnancy test: Do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Im 52 had irregular periods lately, heavy bleeding/clots, now missed 2 periods & having light tanish pinkish discharge & period cramping. Whats wrong?

Im 52 had irregular periods lately, heavy bleeding/clots, now missed 2 periods & having light tanish pinkish discharge & period cramping. Whats wrong?

Peri menopausal: You may be peri-menopausal which means that you are nearing the end of your regular cyclesI would suggest you get a check up with your regular OB GYN specialist ...Read more

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I am having very heavy clotting painful bleeding between my period ?

I am having very heavy clotting painful bleeding between my period
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Irregular periods: 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. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. 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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Light period but heavy blood clots....why is that ?

Light period but heavy blood clots....why is that ?

Normal variation: Normal women have variations in their periods due to changes in hormonal status and normal variations in pituitary and ovarian function. ...Read more

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Having really heavy painful period with blood clots ?

Having really heavy painful period with blood clots ?

Unclear question: Please repost with a question so that we can be helpful. ...Read more

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Heavy and very painful, dark red/brown period. Is this normal?

No: you may need to see a gynecologist to assist with management of possible dysmennoria ...Read more

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46 bleeding over a month extremely heavy very large clots some pain?

46 bleeding over a month extremely heavy very large clots some pain?

See the gynecologist: You should definitely make an appointment ASAP with your gynecologist who will likely recommend an exam, biopsy, blood work and pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Pin ful menstral cycles with heavy bleeding?

Pin ful menstral cycles with heavy bleeding?

Cycle control: See a doctor and you would need a pelvic exam, ultrasound, review of all of your symptoms. Based on the above, you may need treatment to control or reduce cycles. Your doctor may also recommend laparoscopy to rule out other causes of chronic pain and painful periods. ...Read more

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What could cause very irregular periods and heavy bleeding? My periods typically are short (2-3days) but are extremely heavy. I am young and healthy

What could cause very irregular periods and heavy bleeding? My periods typically are short (2-3days) but are extremely heavy. I am young and healthy

Varies: For some women, it is can be due to polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes hormone imbalances, and lack of ovulation; for others it can be due to being overweight, also: thyroid dysfunction, and endometriosis are possible causes. In some women precancerous changes, polyps, fibroids or ovarian cysts can disrupt normal menstrual functioning. Some lab testing, and sonogram can usually help identif. ...Read more

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Menstrual periods are very heavy and thin like water?

Menstrual periods are very heavy and thin like water?

Menorrhagia: Menorrhagia is loss of > 80ml of blood or lasting > 7 days. In a 51 yo, causes, may be anovulatory cycles with prolonged estrogen production, endometrial or cervical cancer or polyp, atrophic vaginitis, coagulation disorders, cervical or vaginal trauma, foreign bodies, hypothyroidism, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, tuberculosis, etc treatment depends on the cause. Consult obgyn.Thanks. ...Read more

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Topamax (topiramate) affecting periods, last few months very heavy crazy cramps, this month light flow & cramps, mostly brown? Possible?

Topamax (topiramate) affecting periods, last few months very heavy crazy cramps, this month light flow & cramps, mostly brown? Possible?

Possible: Uncommon. You should consider the risk of possible birth defects from topamax (topiramate) too. We now know there is a small risk of neuroal tube defects resulting in spina bifida, cleft lip and cleft palate in women who become pregnant while taking topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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Period was lite now very very heavy. Period has always been irregular. Over weight. History of ovarian cysts. Very stressed and depressed.

Period was lite now very very heavy. Period has always been irregular. Over weight. History of ovarian cysts. Very stressed and depressed.

Get thyroid checked: Your throat can affrct the flow of your period. If you are overweight you a be at risk for polycystic ovarian syndrome which can affect your metabolism and menses. Sometimes that is treated with Glucophage (metformin) . Do you have male hair growth? It is important to get your stress under control and be more active. Walking 20 minutes a day can help. ...Read more

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What causes heavy bleeding with clots and severe cramps unlike my periods cramps 3days prior to my regular 25days cycle periods.

What causes heavy bleeding with clots and severe cramps unlike my periods cramps 3days prior to my regular 25days cycle periods.

Consult with your dr: best to check with your doctor to find out the cause, I am available for second opinion if needed www.healthtap.com/drinocenciocandelaria ...Read more

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Mote bleeding this AM. Red & brown. Lighter than normal period but heavier than yest. Having normal abd and leg cramps. period? Pregnant?

Mote bleeding this AM. Red & brown. Lighter than normal period but heavier than yest. Having normal abd and leg cramps. period? Pregnant?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to guess whether a woman is pregnant or not. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period, or after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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8 days until period due, heavy brown discharge and light coloured light bleeding with cramps, period or implantation bleeding?

8 days until period due, heavy brown discharge and light coloured light bleeding with cramps, period or implantation bleeding?

Need blood HCG ....: Need blood HCG to detect pregnancy, but in a week a urine test will do. Early bleeding might represent an abnormal ovulation (luteal phase defect). As always severe symptoms should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Very heavy bleeding two weeks after my period. My period was quite normal. With this heavy bleeding im soaking pads in an hour and feeling very tired.

Very heavy bleeding two weeks after my period. My period was quite normal. With this heavy bleeding im soaking pads in an hour and feeling very tired.

Menometrorrhagia: Menometrorrhagia is when there is unusual uterine bleeding at unusual intervals. While there are many causes, a CBC should show whether or not a transfusion is necessary given the fatigue. Give your gynecologist a call. ...Read more