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Extremely heavy menstrual bleeding for over 2 weeks, clots larger than a baseball, extreme pelvic pain, feeling weak. ED visit? Severe pain & bleeding

Extremely heavy menstrual bleeding for over 2 weeks, clots larger than a baseball, extreme pelvic pain, feeling weak. ED visit? Severe pain & bleeding

Agree with ER.: You need to be seen immediately. I agree with making an ER visit today. You need to find out why you're having such heavy bleeding and pain. Do not delay. Go to the ER now. Good luck. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Heavy menstrual bleeding w/clots, cramps intensify when sitting up in chair and get a little bit better when lying down. What could this be?

Heavy menstrual bleeding w/clots, cramps intensify when sitting up in chair and get a little bit better when lying down. What could this be?

Abnormal: It appears, from your description, that this is not the normal state of affairs. I suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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How serious is excessive menstrual bleeding with clots?

How serious is excessive menstrual bleeding with clots?

Depends: On what your definition of excessive is.
If you are changing 5 pads a day that can be normal
a pad or 2 every hour can cause severe anemia and its consequences. ...Read more

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How do I stop excessive menstrual bleeding? Clots and more clots

Multifacted: Excess bleeding could be a hormonal imbalance or it could be a fibroid or polyp in the uterus or cervix. A visit with your ob/gyn will help possibly narrow your diagnosis. Sometimes excess bleeding can even be precancerous cells in the uterus. I would recommend you see a physician and be evaluated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots), excessive menstrual bleeding and spotting.

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots), excessive menstrual bleeding and spotting.

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 ; 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 Mother is experiencing blood in her urine, excessive menstrual bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots), mi...

My Mother is experiencing blood in her urine, excessive menstrual bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots), mi...

Seek medical help: Good evening,

It is apparent that your mother has dysfunctional uttering bleeding. As, such, she needs to see a GYN as soon as possible for assessment. If she is experiencing any dizziness, chest pain or palpitations, she should go to the closest urgent care center or emergency room. ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual finished days ago got stressed started bleeding and passed a really big smelly clot. Should I be alarmed.

Heavy menstrual finished days ago got stressed started bleeding and passed a really big smelly clot. Should I be alarmed.

Clot: Was there any chance you were pregnant? Clots can be normal but if you are unsure, we can order a test to see if your pregnancy hormone is elevated indicating a potential spontaneous miscarriage. If clots continue let us know or see your GYN. ...Read more

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I have been on my menstral cycle for almost 2 months with heavy bleeding and large blood clots. I went to ER and was told everything was fine. ... but something is wrong please help?

I have been on my menstral cycle for almost 2 months with heavy bleeding and large blood clots. I went to ER and was told everything was fine. ... but something is wrong please help?

Everything NOT fine: You need to be seen by a competent gynecologist and this will probably require biospy of the contents of your uterus. Let me be frank -- this is cancer until proved otherwise, and you'd better get an accurate diagnosis before it's too late. ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual bleeding common after delivery?

Heavy menstrual bleeding common after delivery?

Not neccessarily: Menstrual bleeding does not change after delivery
bleeding after delivery immediately can be heavy though. ...Read more

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Can B12 injections cause irregular heavy menstrual bleeding?

Can B12 injections cause irregular heavy menstrual bleeding?

NO: Vitamin B12 is extremely safe and has no known toxicity. There is no known association with menstruation. See http://www. Crnusa. Org/safetypdfs/013crnsafetyvitaminb12.Pdf
if you have heavy bleeding B12 (along with iron & folic acid) will help you make new blood cells.
Irregular heavy bleeding may be caused by fibroid tumors or other imbalances and should be evaluated by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long do you wait before calling dr for heavy menstrual bleeding?

How long do you wait before calling dr for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy periods at 51: Heavy menstrual bleeding at 51 is not normal. It is usually the sign of estrogen - Progesterone imbalance, benign fibroids, or uterine polyps and occasionally is caused by more serious conditions like endometrial hyperplasia or rarely cancer. It can also cause anemia so a visit with your doctor should be scheduled as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I found out today that my hemoglobin count is 7.9, likely due to heavy menstrual bleeding. How would you treat this?

I found out today that my hemoglobin count is 7.9, likely due to heavy menstrual bleeding. How would you treat this?

Menorrhagia: Anemia from heavy periods can be treated with combination contraceptives and iron. Bleeding disorders should be excluded. Severe anemia should be treated with blood transfusions. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heavy menstrual bleeding after tcre? I had no significant bleeding afterwards. And does the endometrium grow back over time?

Is it normal to have heavy menstrual bleeding after tcre? I had no significant bleeding afterwards. And does the endometrium grow back over time?

Usually: A TCRE procedure usually keaves behold a small area of endometrium to be able to regenerate over time, but after the periods should be much lighter for a long time, sometime for years Before it has grown back totally ...Read more

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What to do for heavy menstrual bleeding at work?

2 thoughts: 1) if you are asking- can you decrease bleeding? Many ways: hormone, lysteda, Progesterone iud, ablation...Depends if you are trying to get pregnant or not.
2) if you are asking- how to hold blood so as not to soil clothes at work....In lieu of tampons or pads, the instead soft cup can hold larger amounts of menstrual flow. ...Read more

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Natural ways to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding?

Natural ways to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy menses: There are no natural ways to reduce your period and progrstin creme does not help. Any OB gyn can help, though. ...Read more

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Can you recommend anything for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Can you recommend anything for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Some Options: Please talk to your gynecologist or physician about having shorter or lighter periods. Some options may include: Lysteda (tranexaminc acid), oral contraceptives, Vaginal contraceptive ring & Levonorgestrel -releasing intrauterine system (Mirena). ...Read more

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What are some alternatives for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Menses: Please talk to your gynecologist or physician about having shorter or lighter periods. Some options may include: Lysteda (tranexaminc acid), oral contraceptives, Vaginal contraceptive ring & Levonorgestrel -releasing intrauterine system (Mirena). ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternatives for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy periods: Many possibilities. Suggest you obtain a medical check up to determine cause of the heavy periods and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I get heavy menstrual bleeding overnight but not during the day?

Why do I get heavy menstrual bleeding overnight but not during the day?

See below: This is not common, but may be due to the relaxation of your uterus at bedrest allowing easier and greater flow, whereas activity may be causing contractile forces to retain your menses. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to reduce extremely heavy menstrual bleeding?

None: If you have consistent heavy menstrual bleeding you should see a doctor, there are no natural interventions. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between heavy menstrual bleeding and cramps?

Yes: Heavier bleeding is often associated with cramps. If you can take Naproxen (aleve) you can usually prevent a lot of the heavier bleeding and cramping by taking Naproxen before and during the heavier days of your cycle. Follow dosing directions. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between heavy menstrual bleeding and anemia?

Is there a connection between heavy menstrual bleeding and anemia?

Yes.: Excessive bleeding can lead to iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia. If this is a new history of heavy bleeding, the anemia could be from something else. This should be followed. Your healthcare provider can help determine why the anemia is present. ...Read more

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I have had heavy menstrual bleeding, been to a doctor (nothing wrong). What should I do next?

I have had heavy menstrual bleeding, been to a doctor (nothing wrong). What should I do next?

Depends: Bleeding problems can occur at any age. Treatments depend on age, desire for children, hormone status, etc. Treatments could be birth control pills, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, progesterone, endometrial ablation, d&c, myomectomy, or hysterectomy. ...Read more

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I have heavy menstrual bleeding, am finished with ny family, but do nit want surgery, are there othe

Endometrial ablation: Find out if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. These are simple office procedures which can be done safely and comfortably in the office under local anesthesia. There are several techniques but having done all of them I prefer genesys hta ablation. ...Read more

Hypermenorrhea (Definition)

Hypermenorrhea is menstrual flow that is heavy. About 1 in 20 women have heavy flow. If you need to change a pad or tampon every 2 hours or more or have gushing or soak into your clothes frequently you have hypermenorrhea. See a doctor. ...Read more


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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Heavy vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a woman's vaginal bleeding is more than the amount of bleeding she has during the heavier-flow days ...Read more