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About ready to have hyst-- heavy periods, painful ones and endometriosis?

About ready to have hyst-- heavy periods, painful ones and endometriosis?

Great: If the pain is worse the week before period then it may be endometriosis. Medical treatments and looking with laparoscopy are good ways to check. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Very heavy periods and tremondous pain. A 4x5 CM fibroid in uterus.

Very heavy periods and tremondous pain.  A 4x5 CM fibroid in uterus.

Consider surgery: If the fibroid is causing heavy bleeding and pain, you may need a surgery to remove the fibroid or hormonal suppression using contraception in order to help with your current problem. What matters is where the fibroid is...is it in the wall? Is it inside the uterus? I'd be happy to talk to you more about what's going on via consultation. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cysts and fibroids without ever being sexually active?I heard fibroids cause heavy periods and mine are extremely heavy with clots

Can you get ovarian cysts and fibroids without ever being sexually active?I heard fibroids cause heavy periods and mine are extremely heavy with clots

Yes but: Ovarian cysts & fibroid are both possible without ever being sexually active. But neither are the likely cause of having heavy periods are age 16. At age 16, the far most likely cause is imbalance in hormone levels or a genetic tendency to having heavy periods. A gynecologist can help you figure out the best option for treatment. This can include high-dose ibuprofen, birth control pills or others. ...Read more

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Are my severely painful menstrual periods linked to pcos?

Are my severely painful menstrual periods linked to pcos?

Doubtful: Pcos is associated with pelvic fullness and bloating due mainly to the enlargement of the ovaries because of the increased number of follicles. Severe dysmenorrhea probably has a different cause, and may be due to endometriosis. ...Read more

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Period a week early and heavy. I have paragard IUD and periods are regular. No menstrual cramps only irregular sharp pain in pelvic region. Worry?

Period a week early and heavy.  I have paragard IUD and periods are regular.  No menstrual cramps only irregular sharp pain in pelvic region. Worry?

 Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis.: The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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24 with very irregular painful and heavy periods. Hot flashes. Painful intercourse. Low sex drive. Family history: premature menopause & endometriosis

24 with very irregular painful and heavy periods. Hot flashes. Painful intercourse. Low sex drive. Family history: premature menopause & endometriosis

Too young: Menopause prior to age 40 is considered to be premature so you are too young for a normal menopause but there is no way to be too young for premature menopause. To know whether this is what you are experiencing you need to know what caused it in your family members and you need to be seen for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and adenomyosis. Periods are irregular. Is withdrawal bleeding good for my body?

I have endometriosis and adenomyosis. Periods are irregular.  Is withdrawal bleeding good for my body?

In some circumstance: Not sure exactly what you mean by "withdrawal bleeding". If you mean that having a menstrual flow by withdrawing the hormones Progesterone and estrogen - yes that is the normal menstrual cycle. A woman with endometriosis however in order to decrease her pain can stay on continuous hormones and thereby not have a withdrawal bleeding and thus avoid the cyclical pain. ...Read more

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Are very heavy and painful periods normal after a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and d&c?

Are very heavy and painful periods normal after a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and d&c?

Depends on why: Depends a bit on why you had the hysteroscopy and d;c to start with. Many times, these procedures are done because of heavy menstruation, or menorrhagia. Causes include hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, adenomyosis or rarely cancer. If this was not present, then these symptoms may be temporarily related to the procedure. If symptoms persist, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Excessive bleeding irregular periods and sometimes terrible pain?

Excessive bleeding irregular periods and sometimes terrible pain?

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea (painfule period), take Motrin a few days befiore period start and during the period. Excessive bleeding, keep pad diary per day (normal is about 4-5 per day) bring to doctor; i will take iron 1-3 times a day, and have anemia test done. See pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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Can having a uterine fibroid cause irregular periods?

Can having a uterine fibroid cause irregular periods?

Yes: Fibroids may cause menstrual irregularities and abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Why do uterine fibroids cause such horrible pain and heavy periods? I have two small ones near my cervix.

Depends on location: It sounds like these are submucous fibroids, meaning they are inside the uterine cavity. Submucous fibroids don't have to be very buff to cause problems like heavy bleeding. The cramps tend to be worse because the uterus is contracting to try and get rid of them, but of course it can't since they are attached. The can be resected using Hysteroscopy as an outpatient. ...Read more

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I have pelvic pain, spotting between periods and bloating could it be cysts in ovaries?

I have pelvic pain, spotting between periods and bloating could it be cysts in ovaries?

Maybe. Or PID?: An ovarian cyst might cause these symptoms, but there are several other possibilities. If you are sexually active and at risk for STD (new or multiple partners, or your partner having sex with others), chlamydia or gonorrhea are possibilities, perhaps causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Whatever the cause, this should be evaluated without delay. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you have endometriosis with just irregular periods but no painful cramps?

Can you have endometriosis with just irregular periods but no painful cramps?

It is possible: Typical symptoms of endometriosis include: painful period, painful sexual intercourse, and infertility. There is no significant correlation between severity of pain and degree of endometriosis many patients with nedometriosis do not have any symptoms. Although it is possible, the irregular period is not a common symptom of endometirosis. ...Read more

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Have uterine polyp and 2 ovarian cysts causing severe pain and irregular hevy bleeding and spotting can this be from polyp?

Bleeding, yes: Irregular bleeding is a common symptom of endometrial polyps, and at your age of 42 can become malignant warranting a trip to the GYN MD for removal. Ovarian cysts can also cause bleeding and pain. ...Read more

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Why are late menstrual periods more painful?

Why are late menstrual periods more painful?

Thicker endometrium: When your periods are late there is more time for the estrogen from the ovaries to stimulate the enometrial lining to grow, resulting in more endometrial tissue to sluff off giving rise to more pain and more bleeding. ...Read more

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Bleeding and 10/10 pain after intercourse? Painful, heavy and clotty menstrals. Endometreosis?

Bleeding and 10/10 pain after intercourse? Painful, heavy and clotty menstrals. Endometreosis?

ER is severe : If you are having pain 10/10 this means you feel you are dying and are in agony. Usually 10/10 is related to gunshot wounds broken bones and other trauma. If that is true then you should be in the er now. If you were exaggerating and now feel fine schedule a visit with your obgyn and discuss the work up for endometriosis. ...Read more

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After constipated bowel movement i get severe menstrual like cramping and even vaginal bleed no periods anymore due to iud. history ovarian cysts?

After constipated bowel movement i get severe menstrual like cramping and even vaginal bleed no periods anymore due to iud. history ovarian cysts?

Address constipation: You shouldn't be worried that you have some vaginal spotting when you are constipated and pushing hard. The history of ovarian cysts is not worrisome either unless you are having pain with sex, or general abdominal pain, increased fullness or strong family history of ovarian cancer. If so, see md. Address the underlying constipation with increased fluids and some MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or generic equivalent). ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Painful menstrual bleeding, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a symptom that can be caused by infection, increased levels of prostaglandins (in which case ibuprofen will help relieve the pain), or structural abnormalities with ...Read more