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I am 8weeks postpartum and hemorrhage. I started bleeding at 6 weeks, and now it's heavy. How long does this last for? What's normal for first period?

I am 8weeks postpartum and hemorrhage. I started bleeding at 6 weeks, and now it's heavy. How long does this last for? What's normal for first period?

Many options: The first period is often a little off but it should not be a “hemorrhage.” If you are bleeding that heavy then prompt evaluation is needed. There are many options for heavy periods. Many birth control methods can be used to lighten or even stop the cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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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


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First postpartum period resumed at 9 months since I breastfed. Since then, my periods are bright red, not clots, medium flow, every 28 days. Ok?

First postpartum period resumed at 9 months since I breastfed. Since then, my periods are bright red, not clots, medium flow, every 28 days. Ok?

They are back: Your periods have resumed and for the first few months may take on the bright red color as the lining of the womb is doing post baby/breast feeding 'housecleaning'. ...Read more

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6 weeks postpartum, had small blood clots yesterday, today started black discharge, looks like blood. Is this my postpartum period?

6 weeks postpartum, had small blood clots yesterday, today started black discharge, looks like blood. Is this my postpartum period?

Yes: At 6 weeks postpartum, it's possible that this dark black discharge is old blood left from delivery, or it's possible that it's a period as well. If you are breastfeeding exclusively, then more likely it's lochia left from delivery. If you are not breastfeeding, then the blood could be a period. Most important, it's possible to get pregnant at 6 wks postpartum. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Some of my periods are just heavy bleeding the first 3 days then reg. This minth I have bliod clots what's wrong with me?

Some of my periods are just heavy bleeding the first 3 days then reg. This minth I have bliod clots what's wrong with me?

It depends...: If you are in repoductive age., prehnancy test shoul be always done-could be "missed abortion or silent miscarage". Soeyimes heavy flow occurs for. Obvious reason. As long as it stop it is ok. If not seek gyn attention to avoid blood loss! ...Read more

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Does heavy bleeding with clots during my period mean I have a bleeding disorder?

Does heavy bleeding with clots during my period mean I have a bleeding disorder?

Not necessarily: Not at all, although that's one possibility. Clots by themselves are usually unimportant, heavy bleeding can be unimportant depending on how heavy. A good provider can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Dark red stringy long thick clots/fluid day 2 of period this is followed with small dark red clots painful to pass feel lightheaded heavy bleeding?

Dark red stringy long thick clots/fluid day 2 of period this is followed with small dark red clots painful to pass feel lightheaded heavy bleeding?

Irregular bleeding: 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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Menstruating on day 3 after a cystoscopy, hysteroscopy, laperoscopy 10/27. Heavy bleeding with clots. Normal? Before procedures period was 4 days a mont

Menstruating on day 3 after a cystoscopy, hysteroscopy, laperoscopy 10/27. Heavy bleeding with clots. Normal? Before procedures period was 4 days a mont

Check with your MD: Though not entirely unusual, please talk with your surgeon ASAP. She/he needs to be aware of your symptoms as he/she only knows of exactly what occurred during surgery. ...Read more

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I have very heavy bleeding & very big clots during period since I delivered baby through c-section about 2 years ago & trying to convince for 1 year.

I have very heavy bleeding & very big clots during period since I delivered baby through c-section about 2 years ago & trying to convince for 1 year.

Trying to conceive?: If you are trying to conceive again, your abnormal period problems are a good place for a GYN MD to start an assessment of why that has not yet occurred. Make an appointment with one soon. ...Read more

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My period had stopped and I had clean tampons for a day. But today, two days later, it started again with heavy bleeding and lots of clots.

My period had stopped and I had clean tampons for a day. But today, two days later, it started again with heavy bleeding and lots of clots.

Can be normal: Menstruation sometimes does not act exactly as we would want it. So sometimes periods can start and stop then start again. A period is the shedding of the lining of the uterus and sometimes it is not complete. I would be concerned if the period continues for more than a week (>7 days), or if there is increasing pain/fever. If there is you should go to your physician for a check up. ...Read more

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I have been on my period for over a month w/very heavy bleeding & clots. This is my second period after having my daughter 14 months ago bc I nurse?

I have been on my period for over a month w/very heavy bleeding & clots. This is my second period after having my daughter 14 months ago bc I nurse?

Atypical bleeding: This is not due to nursing. Please see your ob gyn as they may want to check you blood counts and can help stop the bleeding and figure out why. ...Read more

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4 days on my period I've had heavy bleeding &passing clots the size of two quarters sometimes I feel the clots pass &it's painful should I be worried?

4 days on my period I've had heavy bleeding &passing clots the size of two quarters sometimes I feel the clots pass &it's painful should I be worried?

Very common problem: Hi Mia,

I am very sure that you are uncomfortable. The cause of the symptoms you describe should be
investigated by a physician. She/he will likely rule out blood clotting problems, hormonal problems or problems with the uterus such as fibroids.
Do not worry there are many options available to you. Many options do not involve surgery therefore no interruption to your daily routine. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage last night with very heavy bleeding and large clots. Bleeding is like a normal period now with no pain is this normal?

I had a miscarriage last night with very heavy bleeding and large clots. Bleeding is like a normal period now with no pain is this normal?

Probably: Bleeding during a miscarriage can be heavy and intense. Once tissue passes, the bleeding markedly subsides as does the cramping pain. See your doctor if bleeding is such that you need to change a pad an hour or more often. Seeing your doctor after a spontaneous miscarriage is also recommended. ...Read more

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I am having heavy bleeding and big clots during my period this time and that's never happened. I had a tubal ligation done 5 yrs. Ago. What is wrong?

I am having heavy bleeding and big clots during my period this time and that's never happened. I had a tubal ligation done 5 yrs. Ago. What is wrong?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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I am 40 and when I have a period it is really heavy bleeding and lots of clots? Is it serious?

I am 40 and when I have a period it is really heavy bleeding and lots of clots? Is it serious?

Talk to your gyne: You should talk to your gynecologist. She/he would examine you and likely will order a pelvic sonogram to check on your reproductive organs. People with significant fiborids do have heavy period frequently- and that can be seen on the ultrasound. Also, you may need to tell your primary care doctor to check your blood. If bleeding significant, you may have iron deficiency anemia as well. ...Read more

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I get my period on the 5 of july and it comes for 5days but was not much bleeding comes back on the 24 of july having heavy bleeding clot for a week?

I get my period on the 5 of july and it comes for 5days but was not much bleeding comes back on the 24 of july having heavy bleeding clot for a week?

Suggest: You take a Pregnancy test (if this is at all possible) and if negative RELAX transient irregularity and flow differences are completely normal!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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1 week after ovu (9days before expected period) I had 1 full day not night of heavy bleeding w large clots. Can this be implanation bleeding?

Bleeding and clots: During the fertile period, pregnancy can occur and include bleeding. A pregnancy test can help determine if pregnant. Persistent bleeding requires a gyn assessment. ...Read more

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I am having thick, dark, & heavy bleeding (with clots) approximately a week after a period that came two weeks after the previous one - what is this?

I am having thick, dark, & heavy bleeding (with clots) approximately a week after a period that came two weeks after the previous one - what is this?

You have options: Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests. 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

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49 yrs old, just had a period 10 days ago. I'm on estrogen patch (.05) and prometrium (micronized progesterone) 100 mgs. Day 15 I start painful heavy bleeding w clots. Why?

49 yrs old, just had a period 10 days ago. I'm on estrogen patch (.05) and prometrium (micronized progesterone) 100 mgs. Day 15 I start painful heavy bleeding w clots. Why?

Hormonal Imbalance: Since the average age of menopause is 51 years of age, it is possible that you had an ovulatory cycle[ one last egg] which "overtook" the body in stead of the hormonal replacement you were taking. It is also possible that you took your medication late which could have led to the bleeding. If it persists I suggest you see your gynecologist. If this is a one time episode, I would not worry. ...Read more

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I've periods for last 13 days with heavy bleeding and clots, what should I do to control this bleeding?

I've periods for last 13 days with heavy bleeding and clots, what should I do to control this bleeding?

Several options: Bleeding in women in the late 40's is most likely due to lack of or diminished Progesterone levels - that is the hormone that drops first. So taking Progesterone pills or using the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can help. Other causes for heavy and long periods include fibroids or polyps or adenomyosis or uterine infection or abnormal cells in your uterus. See your doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What causes heavy bleeding & clots during that time of the month? I'm 48 my periods has been heavy for some time but I also have lots of clots and heavy cramping what would be the cause for this?

What causes heavy bleeding & clots during that time of the month? I'm 48 my periods has been heavy for some time but I also have lots of clots and heavy cramping what would be the cause for this?

A: A common cause for the symptoms you described are uterine fibroids. These are benign tumors in the uterus, and often are the cause of heavy bleeding, clotting, and pain. Visit your doctor for an examination, he/she will also likely order a pelvic ultrasound.
Treatment will vary based on the results. Your doctor will explain everything and suggest a treatment plan.
Best of luck. ...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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I’ve been experiencing heavy bleeding with big clots & irregular periods. I was diagnosed with PE in 2014, used copper UID which I have removed. Help?

I’ve been experiencing heavy bleeding with big clots & irregular periods. I was diagnosed with PE in 2014, used copper UID which I have removed. Help?

Many options: The first step is to see an Obgyn for an exam, testing and sonogram to determine if any obvious cause for heavy periods is present. Then options can be discussed to help you. If you are done having children you may be a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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I had my periods 2 wks now and am still bleeding with clots. But Its not heavy bleeding. Any advise?

I had my periods 2 wks now and am still bleeding with clots. But Its not heavy bleeding. Any advise?

Prolonged bleeding: If you have had unprotected sex, obtain a serum HCG test (quantitative) to check for pregnancy. There was not sufficient information to comment on other potential causes of this kind of bleeding, but if the test is negative, see your healthcare provider for a pelvic ultrasound. "Fibroids" (benign tumors) can cause this as well. ...Read more

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The past 2months my periods have been late by 5 days (normally have a 31 day cycle), then have extremely heavy bleeding with clots. What can this be?

Ovulation issue: It might be that you aren't ovulating regularly. It might be a good time to see a gynecologist about this issue. If you aren't wanting children right now, a birth control pill should help. If you are trying to conceive then this would be a good time to discuss the issue as well. ...Read more

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