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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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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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Can masterbation cause heavy bleeding of menstrual cycle?

Can masterbation cause heavy bleeding of menstrual cycle?

Shouldn't : Unless you're doing something aggressive or traumatic, there should be no overt correlation between masturbation and menstrual flow. Masturbation *during* menstruation could theoretically cause the appearance of heavier flow but likely not actual increased volume of bleeding. ...Read more

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

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

Normal per age: Depending upon your age, this can be normal. On the other hand, changing bcps, or changing dosing of hormones such as estrogens, can cause these symptoms. A few days of the symptoms with resolution, no worries; longer, see your ObGyn. ...Read more

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Anemia, heavy period, blood clots during period, abdominal tenderness, belly button tenderness?

Anemia, heavy period, blood clots during period, abdominal tenderness, belly button tenderness?

Evaluation: These symptoms should be evaluated by a gyn doctor..Endometriosis (proliferation of endometrial lining outside the uterus) can present with similar complains.. ...Read more

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Is clotting with a heavy menstrual cycle normal?

Is clotting with a heavy menstrual cycle normal?

No: Heavy bleeding with clotting usually indicates a arteriole (bright red) bleeding and not normal venous(dark red) bleeding. The clots also confirm that the bleeding is coming very rapidly. Get to your GYN MD when you can so that anemia does not develop. ...Read more

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Is heavy overnight menstrual flow normal?

Is heavy overnight menstrual flow normal?

Can be: At night you are not changing your pad as often, so it may seem heavier at times... Motrin may decrease the heaviness. ...Read more

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What causes a dark blood flow during menstrual period?

Let me explain: This is simply blood from the lining of your womb that has been present for a day or two before being passed and so which looks darker than the usual fresher blood. This may come and go, but unless you get any other new symptoms linked to your period – in which case tell your doctor – then i would leave things alone here. ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual cycle with huge clotting and stomach cramps?

Not normal: These symptoms, especially if new onset, need to be evaluated. Causes can be anatomical such as uterine myomas, polyps or cancer. Hematologic abnormalities can also cause heavy cycles with clots. Pregnancy needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause heavy menstrual cycle?

Does hydrocephalus cause heavy menstrual cycle?

Not likely: Hydrocephalus is not associated with gyn problems. Theoretically, if the CNS problem causing the hydrocephalus impacts the pituitary, there may be hormonal imbalances. But not necessarily heavy periods. ...Read more

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Are massive blood clots normal during your period?

Are massive blood clots normal during your period?

Not normal: 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. In some cases a hysterectomy will. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots during your menstrual period?

What causes blood clots during your menstrual period?

Natrusl clots: Anytime there is bleeding in a healthy individual, there will be clotting. This is a sign of health. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting cause vaginal blood discharge?

Can heavy lifting cause vaginal blood discharge?

No: Not unless you are already on your period or there is a cervical/uterine or vaginal growth producing the same. Have your MD check the area if this continues. ...Read more

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Severe ovulation pain, heavy painful periods with blood clots, dizziness and fatigue. ?

Severe ovulation pain, heavy painful periods with blood clots, dizziness and fatigue. ?

Hormones: Your body seems sensitive to your cycling hormones. The oral contraceptive pill, contraceptive injection, or contraceptive ring will inhibit ovulation--taking care of that pain. They will also decrease your heavy bleeding with clots and pains. You may be dizzy and feeling fatigue because of blood loss. Have your blood level checked by a doctor and start iron supplementation. ...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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Light period but heavy blood clots....why is that ?

Light period but heavy blood clots....why is that ?

Normal variation: Normal women have variations in their periods due to changes in hormonal status and normal variations in pituitary and ovarian function. ...Read more

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Heavy blood loss during period, should I be concerned?

Heavy blood loss during period, should I be concerned?

It is alarming: Heavy bleeding can be caused by: hormonal imbalance, fibroids, cancer. This will eventually cause anemia that leads to fatigue, dizziness and sometimes death. ...Read more

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What causes brown period blood, prolonged periods, weight loss and a constant bloated stomach?

What causes brown period blood, prolonged periods, weight loss and a constant bloated stomach?

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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Blood Loss (Definition)

Generally, blood loss is a term most commonly referring to bleeding. Blood loss can occur rapidly, due to trauma, or can occur slowly, as seen in diseases of the stomach or intestinal tract. Blood loss could refer to blood disorders that cause anemias, as seen in autoimmune disorders ...Read more


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Heavy Periods (Definition)

Heavy periods = Menorrhagia= excessively heavy ...Read more