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Heavy bleeding one week before my period is due. Took a pregancy test 4 days ago and it was neg.

Heavy bleeding one week before my period is due. Took a pregancy test 4 days ago and it was neg.

Repeat test in 1wk: Your period may just be off this month - so many things can contribute to an abnormal cycle (stress, other medications, etc.) if you don't want to get a blood pregnancy test, then repeat the urine test in 1 week. ...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


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Hi I got heavy bleeding before my normal period due 10 days early is there are any chance to get pragnent?

Hi I got heavy bleeding before my normal period due 10 days early is there are any chance to get pragnent?

Need evaluation: If a woman is having heavy bleeding 10 days before her period is due, there are many possible causes. In person evaluation would be the best idea. ...Read more

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I am experiencing quite heavy bleeding after taking the morning after pill 2 weeks ago. My period is due in 4 days - how will I know the difference?

I am experiencing quite heavy bleeding after taking the morning after pill 2 weeks ago. My period is due in 4 days - how will I know the difference?

You may not: Morning after pill does change the hormonal balance may cause the bleeding you are experiencing. You may not know when your period starts as the bleeding may just blend into that the usual flow. On the positive side, if you are bleeding like a period, you are not pregnant.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had sex 14 days ago. Slight bleeding 10 days before period is due, not even heavy enough for a pad. Can I be pregnant?

I had sex 14 days ago. Slight bleeding 10 days before period is due, not even heavy enough for a pad. Can I be pregnant?

Yes, you can be: If you and him are healthy and you had unprotected sex, you may be or will be pregnant. Consider having a pregnancy test then be safe. If negative, consult your gynecologist regarding an intrauterine device (IUD) or a subdermal implant which are the most effective methods to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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This month oct 7 I had a 3 day heavy bleeding not due till oct 11 I started a period again oct 28 which was 4 days wasn't due till nov 2?

This month oct 7 I had a 3 day heavy bleeding not due till oct 11 I started a period again oct 28 which was 4 days wasn't due till nov 2?

This is not uncommon: Almost all women have an irregular period once in a while. This can occur for many different reasons. Unless this pattern continues you should not be concerned. I am not sure how you determine when your period is due. In general, woman's menstrual cycles are 28 days, from the first day of bleeding to the first day of the next period. In which case, your period should have started on Nov 5. ...Read more

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Heavy bleeding 6 days after period ended?

Heavy bleeding 6 days after period ended?

Many options: 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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Heavy bleeding 10 days after period, what is this?

Heavy bleeding 10 days after period, what is this?

Many causes could be: Please see your gyn or a gyn u need a full work up, u need an exam, cultures, pap possibly and a pelvic ultrasound then the gyn can get you on appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have heavy bleeding on the first day of your period?

What does it mean when you have heavy bleeding on the first day of your period?

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. ...Read more

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After having my regular period from oct 5-10, I have began heavy bleeding again on the 16. Why?

After having my regular period from oct 5-10, I have began heavy bleeding again on the 16. Why?

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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My girlfriend was supposed to stop her period today but instead has heavy bleeding what's going on?

My girlfriend was supposed to stop her period today but instead has heavy bleeding what's going on?

Changes in bleeding: This can occur for many reasons from hormonal imbalances, stress, infection, pregnancy, bleeding disorders, medical disorders, growths.....
If it becomes a pattern over 3 months, then follow up with gynecologist. If associated with heavy bleeding more than a maxipad full an hour, fever, odor, chills sweats, shortness of breath, pain then follow up ASAP or ER ...Read more

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Sex during period on 10/26. Now 11/4 having heavy bleeding. 18 days before normal cycle? What gives?

Sex during period on 10/26. Now 11/4 having heavy bleeding. 18 days before normal cycle? What gives?

Pregnancy test: If you worry about pregnancy, you could run a pregnancy test to confirm it or you could wait until next period. ...Read more

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57 years old, still having heavy period. Heavy bleeding since tuesday evening, and today is saturday.

57 years old, still having heavy period. Heavy bleeding since tuesday evening, and today is saturday.

Not normal: By age 57 your body is in menopause, so this type of bleeding (postmenopausal bleeding) is abnormal. U really need to be seen to be checked for 'dangerous' causes: endometrial cancer or precancerous cells; polyps in the uterus, fibroid tumors can cause; certain ovarian tumors can cause, or sometimes - menopause can cause such thinning of the lining (endometrium) that it is unstable and bleeds rando. ...Read more

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I have heavy bleeding for a week now it started a week after last period ended. Is it normal.? I'm 44 years old never happened before

I have heavy bleeding for a week now it started a week after last period ended. Is it normal.? I'm 44 years old never happened before

See gynecologist: As menopause approaches, periods often become irregular and can be light or unusually heavy. That said, you should still see your gynecologist for an evaluation for other problems (fibroid uterine tumors, for example) ...Read more

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I had a period and it lasted a week then I come on again 2 weeks then stopped then 2days later I started bleeding but heavy bleeding every time?

I had a period and it lasted a week then I come on again 2 weeks then stopped then 2days later I started bleeding but heavy bleeding every time?

Breakthrough: Breakthrough bleeding is common, but also can be a sign, most commonly of hormone imbalance. Other reasons for bleeding when it's not time for your period are thyroid problems, weight (being too heavy or thin). Sometimes women can bleed so heavily that they become anemic. It might be a good idea to see a doctor to get a thorough history and check blood count, find out why irregular period ...Read more

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Heavy period day one till after, stopped and started again d following day with heavy bleeding to stop again in the evening, and start in d morning?

Heavy period day one till after, stopped and started again d following day with heavy bleeding to stop again in the evening, and start in d morning?

Vaginal bleed: Abnormal uterine bleeding, formerly known as dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a possible diagnosis if you have a normal pelvic exam. A trial of birth control pills can be used to stop the bleeding. This would be a good strategy to assist with your bleed after first ruling out pregnancy and examining thyroid and other hormonally and medicine related causes of AUB. See your OB/GYN please. Good luck ...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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Is a 12 day period with heavy bleeding normal?

Is a 12 day period with heavy bleeding normal?

No. Stressful times?: Sometimes events in our lives or the lives of our family and friends can affect our cycles. Perhaps seasonal events, like at school, can make a couple of periods irregular. If there is no history of stressful events but one of unusual bleeding, then a call for appointment with obgyn might be considered. At this point starting a "diary" showing date, events, time and amount of bleeding helps doctor. ...Read more

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Okay so for the past 4 months I've had a constant non stop period, im always doing heavy bleeding. Should I be woried?

Maybe: At age 16, there can be blood disorders like von willebrand's which can be associated with heavy constant bleeding. You may want to be tested for this. There could also be a lesion in your uterus that's responsible. Lastly, it could be a hormonal imbalance. If you've been bleeding that much you could also be anemic. I would see a doctor to discuss these things, and check thyroid too. Best! ...Read more

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Period usually 5 days I have had it for 8 now is this normal? I'm usually a heavy bleeder had heavy bleeding for a couple of days now its light.

Period usually 5 days I have had it for 8 now is this normal? I'm usually a heavy bleeder had heavy bleeding for a couple of days now its light.

The joy of womanhood: Variation in the you cycle is extremely common in your age group. Lifestyle changes, diet changes, very stressful events, rapid weight fluctuation can all contribute. Expect it to return to normal pattern. ...Read more

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What might cause heavy bleeding before my period?

What might cause heavy bleeding before my period?

Hormones, or fibroid: Could be your hormones being messed up, you could have a fibroid or polyp or have too mcuh endometrial tissue that is breaking down that could be associated with pre- cancer or uncommonly cancer of the endometrium, so see your gyn for a workup. ...Read more

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I had heavy bleeding for 3days then stopped for1& now my period is really light?

I had heavy bleeding for 3days then stopped for1& now my period is really light?

Not a problem: It is not unusual for period bleeding to come and go (it doesn't flow like a faucet), but if you could be pregnant any change in your usual bleeding should cause you to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Got my period for the 3rd time in 25 days. Heavy bleeding and very painful. Please help?

Got my period for the 3rd time in 25 days. Heavy bleeding and very painful. Please help?

No ovulation likely.: Hi Sean,

When women bleed more frequently and the bleeding is heavy with associated pain, this indicates a period without the start and stop signs of ovulation. When there is ovulation the bleeding is more predictable ie 21 - 34 days. The bleeding is not as heavy and stops within 7 days. Would recommend OCP's for cycle control or Depo-Provera or Mirena (levonorgestrel) to stop heavy bleeding altogether. ...Read more

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Why did my period last for 4 days then it stopped and then start again with heavy bleeding?

Can happen: This occasionally happens, and we think that unbalanced hormones causes it (although no solid proof) and it usually normalizes the following month. If it doesn't, then need an exam. ...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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