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Doctor insights on: Heavy Bleeding Menopause Clots

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


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If you have heavy bleeding and clots what's wrong?

If you have heavy bleeding and clots what's wrong?

Many things: It is hard to answer definitely. Depends on age and other factors. You need an exam, lab work and probably a biopsy to tell the difference between hormone imbalances, overgrowth of the lining of the uterus, fibroids, cancer or too much estrogen or progesterone. See your doctor. ...Read more

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, had taken progestrone 10mg for 14days (from 27.04.13 to 09.05.13). Now having heavy bleeding with big clots since 18.05.13night. What to do?

, had taken progestrone 10mg for 14days (from 27.04.13 to 09.05.13). Now having heavy bleeding with big clots since 18.05.13night. What to do?

It may be normal: Progesterone is given to start the periods. If you take it for 14 days it may take up to two weeks for bleeding to occur and like regular periods it can be heavy, but if it persists and continued than you should consult your gynecologist.You did not tell us what was the indication for Progesterone in first place. ...Read more

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I miscarried on monday and im still having heavy bleeding and passing clots how long will this last?

I miscarried on monday and im still having heavy bleeding and passing clots how long will this last?

Miscarriage: If the bleeding is getting lighter, it will likely resolve over the next few days. If it is as heavy or heavier than on Monday, you could have retained products of conception (meaning the miscarriage is not complete). You would need to see your gynecologist to determine if this is the case, and to take care of it if it is. ...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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I started the mini pill last week a day late and now ive been having heavy bleeding and clots for 6 days! But I was normal.

I started the mini pill last week a day late and now ive been having heavy bleeding and clots for 6 days! But I was normal.

Bleeding: One of the side effects of the Progesterone only mini pill is irregular bleeding. You can give it time to see if this self corrects. Alternatively you can see an Obgyn to determine if you are a candidate for a different form of birth control that might give you better menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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I started spotting pink a week a go, on the Friday it turned heavy bleeding and lots of clots. I'm still bleeding 9 days on. What could it be?

I started spotting pink a week a go, on the Friday it turned heavy bleeding and lots of clots. I'm still bleeding 9 days on. What could it be?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is a 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. The pain and discharge need to be evaluated by your doctor for infection. ...Read more

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36.Microgynon30 continuously for 25yrs. Endometriosis. Last 6yrs had 3 BTB, longer than 3wks, heavy bleeding, clots, flooding. Scans, smears, swabs normal?

36.Microgynon30 continuously for 25yrs. Endometriosis. Last 6yrs had 3 BTB, longer than 3wks, heavy bleeding, clots, flooding. Scans, smears, swabs normal?

Maybe a rest: It sounds like you have already checked things out pretty thoroughly. Occasional breakthrough bleeding/irregular bleeding is a side effect of continuous treatment. If you have stopped the pill briefly (3 or 4 days) and the problem has not resolved then it might be necessary to give it a break for a month or two. Alternatively, higher doses for a while might also work. Talk to your doctor. ...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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Best products for heavy bleeding and blood clots?

Best products for heavy bleeding and blood clots?

Best products should: Be prescribed by your gyn once you have had a proper work-up and diagnosis as that could range form low dose bc pills, to progesterone, to lysteda, to endometrial in office ablation depending on the diagnosis and your desires for any future fertility, so please make an appt to see your gyn. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have very heavy bleeding with blood clots every month?

Is it normal to have very heavy bleeding with blood clots every month?

Not normal: Fibroid tumors of the uterus, adenomyosis, endometriosis, pcos, under active tyrioid needs to be looked for during medical evaluation. See a gyn. ...Read more

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I have had heavy bleeding for 4 weeks now as well as large blood clots. Why?

I have had heavy bleeding for 4 weeks now as well as large blood clots. Why?

Discuss with doctor: There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation such as genesys hta if you are done having children. These can be done in the safely and comfortably in the office. ...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 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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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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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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3 days of heavy bleeding and very large clots, soaked tampon in an hour. Now 2 days of watery blood still with clots but tampon lasts 2-3hours.?

3 days of heavy bleeding and very large clots, soaked tampon in an hour. Now 2 days of watery blood still with clots but tampon lasts 2-3hours.?

See a doctor: Soaking a tampon in 1 hour is way too heavy and the fact that you are still bleeding is still worrisome. Your periods should be much lighter with the birth control pills and ibuprofen. You need to be seen today. ...Read more

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Heavy bleeding, flooding, clotting for 12days. Switched from lyza to Microgestin4days ago via emergent appt. Still heavy bleeding. Should I go to ER?

Heavy bleeding, flooding, clotting for 12days. Switched from lyza to Microgestin4days ago via emergent appt. Still heavy bleeding. Should I go to ER?

If dizzy, to ER: If you are dizzy, weak, faint or soaking 1 pad an hour (not a panty-liner light days pad) go to the ER. If not call the doc who you saw for the emergent appointment & check.
An admirably informative group: The Lincoln Center provide clear details for their OB-GYN patients on when to go to ER. This covers the main points well:
http://tinyurl. Com/mmolr3j ...Read more

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My periods last anywhere from 3-5 weeks at a time but only 3-4 times a yr. About 2 weeks into it I have HEAVY bleeding and very large clots. Thoughts?

Its ok, inconvenient: A period only needs to happen every 3 mo for health, but its extreme that way....talk to an ob/gyn about ways to control....hormonal, iud w progesterone, or procedure. ...Read more

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Spotting and light bleeding around periods time for 3-4 days followed by slightly heavy bleeding and now heavy bleeding with clots. Its been total 9 d?

Spotting and light bleeding around periods time for 3-4 days followed by slightly heavy bleeding and now heavy bleeding with clots. Its been total 9 d?

Usually no concern: While this could represent fibroids, it is unlikely at your young age. It may also reflect alterations during the previous weeks of your rise and fall of estradiol and progesterone. Only see a gynecologist if it persists. ...Read more

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Heavy bleeding with clots 7 days after a blastocyst transfer, is this a miscarriage?

Overall,: Not a very good scenario and this information should be conveyed to your treating physician very soon. ...Read more

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Are quarter size blood clots normal after a polyup removal and d&c for heavy bleeding?

Are quarter size blood clots normal after a polyup removal and d&c for heavy bleeding?

Possible: The endometrium may require 1or 2 cycles to repair from surgical manipulation. If this persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm on my priod having very heavy bleeding and blood clots what can I do for this im 42 and never had this before

See your OB-GYN: Any significant change in your period especially involving a change in the pattern and extent of bleeding should be promptly evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion. Its been almost 3 weeks and still have heavy bleeding, cramps and clots. Blood dripping in shower. Is this normal?

No: You may not have expelled all of the products of conception and the retained products may require curettage. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. If you do not have a doctor, visit the local office of planned parenthood.
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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Heavy bleeding, flooding, clotting for 12days. Switched from Lyza to Microgestin 4days after gyno appt. Still heavy bleeding. Should I go to ER?

Heavy bleeding, flooding, clotting for 12days. Switched from Lyza to Microgestin 4days after gyno appt. Still heavy bleeding. Should I go to ER?

Primary care: No. You have a physician and a complication of your current treatment. You contact your doctor for further instructions. ER is not needed. ...Read more

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I had heavy bleeding with clots 1 day followed by spotting 1-2 days then nothing. Could it have been a Miscarriage? It happened a week before cycle

I had heavy bleeding with clots 1 day followed by spotting 1-2 days then nothing. Could it have been a Miscarriage? It happened a week before cycle

Pregnancy test: You could check a pregnancy test. If it is positive then this could indicate a miscarriage. If negative then it is not. It sounds like this is more consistent with an early period. ...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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