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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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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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Heavy bleeding began few days after period ended. 5th day now, nonstop heavy flow. Dr can't see me for a couple days. Should I go up ER? Serious?

Heavy bleeding began few days after period ended. 5th day now, nonstop heavy flow. Dr can't see me for a couple days. Should I go up ER? Serious?

Better safe: If bleeding greater than 1 maxi pad an hour for 2 consecutive hours, then go to the ER.
If any bleeding is associated with shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea, fainting....then go to the ER ...Read more

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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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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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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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My period has just finished but wasn't a normal one it was light brown in the beginning got two days of heavy bleeding test it or normal period?

My period has just finished but wasn't a normal one it was light brown in the beginning got two days of heavy bleeding test it or normal period?

Normal: What you described is more or less a normal period. If you are concerned about pregnancy, that is very unlikely.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had sex the day after my period was over. I took plan B one step and 5 days later got heavy bleeding (like a period) for 3 days. What does this mean?

I had sex the day after my period was over. I took plan B one step and 5 days later got heavy bleeding (like a period) for 3 days. What does this mean?

Side effect of pln B: Bleeding after plan B is common. It doesn't mean anything bad. Plan B is a high dose of a hormone that can make you have some bleeding a few days later. Not unexpected. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there a way (ideally a natural one) to minimize heavy bleeding (periods) and reduce iron losses?

Is there a way (ideally a natural one) to minimize heavy bleeding (periods) and reduce iron losses?

Heavy periods: There are many causes for heavy periods. You should first get checked and eliminate any remediable causes. There are no "natural" products that are effective in SIGNIFICANTLY decreasing your bleeding. Ibuprofen helps some people. It is difficult in either a regular diet or vegan/vegetarian diet o make up for the iron you are losing. Use an iron supplement and take this with orange juice. ...Read more

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I have gone for hysteroscopy with dd&c done under g.A the report was normal but my first periods after dd and c I had heavy bleeding for one is it ok?

I have gone for hysteroscopy with dd&c done under g.A the report was normal but my first periods after dd and c I had heavy bleeding for one is it ok?

Not OK: Dilatation and curetage (D&C) is mostly performed to relieve heavy, irregular and prolonged menstruation. You should discuss this with your obgyn or the surgeon who did the procedure. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding a lot one week after period, what to do?

I have been bleeding a lot one week after period, what to do?

See your MD: Women over the age of 40 who begin to show symptoms of irregular bleeding should see a doctor to be evaluated for causes for bleeding such as fibroids, polyps, infection, and in the worst case...cancer. Abnormal findings tend to happen as women get older and many are treatable and w/out significant complication. Would be happy to consult more on this. ...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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I came on my period a week early it was very light for 3 days now very heavy bleeding on day 5 and now day 6?

I came on my period a week early it was very light for 3 days now very heavy bleeding on day 5 and now day 6?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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I finished my period a week ago, and just today experienced heavy bleeding. Not sure what could possibly be wrong.

I finished my period a week ago, and just today experienced heavy bleeding. Not sure what could possibly be wrong.

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is 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, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Every month I bleed for 2 weeks before my actual period starts, heavy bleeding like it's my period. Is this normal?

Every month I bleed for 2 weeks before my actual period starts, heavy bleeding like it's my period. Is this normal?

Not normal: If you are bleeding for 2 weeks prior to your period, somthing isn't right. There are many possible causes so you may want to see your Gyn for an evaluation to find out the cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I don't start my period until next week but on the 12 I have heavy bleeding with a little. But it only lasted 3 days what's wrong?

I don't start my period until next week but on the 12 I have heavy bleeding with a little. But it only lasted 3 days what's wrong?

Get pregnancy test: Always be aware of some early complications/abnormalities of pregnancy. Since you're young woman and definitely if you sexually active, I recommend you get it an accurate and reliable pregnancy test. If it's negative wait to see what happens within the next 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Follow up question to my other question about my period. I got my period and I've been bleeding for two weeks now. Heavy bleeding. Why?

Follow up question to my other question about my period. I got my period and I've been bleeding for two weeks now. Heavy bleeding. Why?

Hormones for structu: at your age, it is either a hormonal imbalance, or perhaps a mass such as on ovarian cysts. You need a good examination. ...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?

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 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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I miscarried naturally at 8 weeks on 2/6. U/S confirmed everything had passed. I continued to bleed until 2/15. HPT finally showed negative on 2/25. Started heavy bleeding again on 2/28. Bleeding has continued since then. Is this my period or could it be

I miscarried naturally at 8 weeks on 2/6. U/S confirmed everything had passed. I continued to bleed until 2/15. HPT finally showed negative on 2/25. Started heavy bleeding again on 2/28. Bleeding has continued since then. Is this my period or could it be

Most likely: The first menses after a completed miscarriage can be heavier and longer than normal periods. Having an ultrasound which confirmed no retained products along with a negative pregnancy test is sufficient to confirm completed abortion. If you are soaking more than 1 pad per hour over several hours, have fever > 101, or severe fatigue, call your doctor or go to ER. ...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

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Why have I had heavy bleeding for more than 12 days a week after my period? I'm 16. It feels like a normal period. And I'm sexually active

Not normal: That is not a normal period pattern. For your age - it could be something like a hormonal imbalance (anovulatory bleeding), or a thyroid condition, or an ovarian cyst. If you only started getting periods within the past year, sometimes the hormone signals that cause periods to occur can be irregular and cause irreg periods. But u should see a dr, to check for bleeding problmes/anemia, and help fix. ...Read more

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I experienced 1-2 hours of heavy bleeding for a day than it stopped. This occurred a week before my period was due. Should I go see my doctor?

Maybe: If this is the first time you've had breakthrough bleeding, then likely you don't need to make an appointment right away. Breakthrough bleeding is common. If it continues, then you should make an appointment to see gynecologist. ...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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