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I had a total thyroidectomy in February. I have not had my period since last December, when I started having thyroid issues.?

I had a total thyroidectomy in February. I have not had my period since last December, when I started having thyroid issues.?

Not sure if your: amenorrhea is related to your thyroidectomy. You should consult with an endocrinologist to determine the reason. Treatment would depend upon your diagnosis. ...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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No period since June 2014/ total thyroidectomy for NMG 1/2015. Sweating under armpits, warmer, yeast infections. 49yrs. Is this menopausal or thyroid?

No period since June 2014/ total thyroidectomy for NMG 1/2015. Sweating under armpits, warmer, yeast infections. 49yrs. Is this menopausal or thyroid?

Menopause or Both: It could be both. If there is no contraindication, consider Estroven or estrogen replacement but definitely discuss with your gynecologist or FP doctor. ...Read more

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Had thyroidectomy on 2/28. Started 125 mcg of levothyroxin. Can't have bloodwork yet how will I feel if dose is wrong? Can it affect my periods?

Had thyroidectomy on 2/28. Started 125 mcg of levothyroxin. Can't have bloodwork yet how will I feel if dose is wrong? Can it affect my periods?

It depends: Both high and low thyroid levels can affect your periods as well as how you feel. The dose you are on seems reasonable, check level soon. ...Read more

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I have had a heavy period for 9 days now, why is that?

I have had a heavy period for 9 days now, why is that?

No one could answer: Without much more information. You should get a formal (paid) consult or see a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a heavy period break your virginity?

Can a heavy period break your virginity?

Doesn't work like: That. If you are able to menstruate then your hymen is not intact (that is ok - it's normal). But it takes an act of sex to lose your virginity. ...Read more

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How to handle a very super heavy period at school?

Don't know if you: Use pads &/or tampons. If you use both - they can both be used together. Have you tried using maxi pads. If you bleed excessively see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heavy period without clots?

Is it normal to have a heavy period without clots?

Well?: Heavy is subjective. Are you anemic? You can bleed heavily without clots, it's not unusual but not normal to bleed heavily. Don't let yourself get anemic. It is unlikely an issue with coagulation. ...Read more

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Early, heavy period after car accident, what to do?

Early, heavy period after car accident, what to do?

See your GYN MD: Unless you had a uterine injury, being in a car crash without any injury is unlikely to cause this. Single, early period is not much to worry about. However, if persistent & worsening or associated with unusual pain, see your GYN. ...Read more

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I shuld worry if I have scanty period or heavy period??

Depends: One heavy or light period infrequently is not a big issue. If they are frequent then you should have your physician evaluate you. ...Read more

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I am having my third heavy period this month & im in so much pain. Why?

Hormonal problems: There can be hormonal problems such as low thyroid and also anatomical problems such as fibroids or polyps of ovarian cysts that can cause heavy irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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What are some OTC ideas to lighten a really heavy period so I can swim?

Please see your gyn: No otc will help that and u need a proper workup to determine the cause and to make sure u have nothing that would require any type of surgery like a fibroid or an endometrial polyp, etc, and once u have had a proper workup by your gyn and if u don't need any type of surgery, your gyn can get u on the proper treatment to make your periods have less blood loss. ...Read more

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Heavy period 2 weeks after last one and 10 weeks after medical abortion?

Heavy period 2 weeks after last one and 10 weeks after medical abortion?

Heavy periods: Heavy periods after medication usage for abortions is not uncommon. However, if it is too heavy, is not stopping, and you are getting weak and or dizzy etc from too much bleeding, be sure than to see your Doctor for an evaluation and some testing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if tampons are better with heavy period than pads are?

Can someone tell me if tampons are better with heavy period than pads are?

It varies: What one woman calls heavy another calls light. Use what ever works best for you. Some use both and still flood through. ...Read more

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Why do I have heavy period after having my IUD taken out. When will it stop?

Hard to tell: It depends on many details of your situation. If you're having abnormal bleeding, it's time to call your doctor for a follow-up. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are hemorrhaging or just having a really heavy period?

Usually if you are s: Soaking a pad an hour that is too heavy or if you feel weak that means you are getting anemic from the heavy bleeding, either way you should see your gyn tomorrow for a workup or call your gyn tonight as you may need to go to the er to get it stopped or slowed down and you need the proper diagnosis so u can get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Spotting then 1 day heavy period then spotting on and off. What does that mean?

Spotting then 1 day heavy period then spotting on and off. What does that mean?

Many possibilities: Many things can throw off you period. If you are not pregnant, it could be other hormones such as your thyroid, stress can effect menstruation, low body weight, other medical conditions.
Recommend follow up with gynecologist ...Read more

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Third day spotting instead of my regular heavy period. What could be the problem?

Third day spotting instead of my regular heavy period. What could be the problem?

Hormones: Changes in hormones would be the most likely cause. Check a pregnancy test if that's a possibility. Otherwise, if continues, consider birth control pills to help regulate your cycle. ...Read more

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Heavy period for over 1 month and half. Feels like I'm hemorrhaging. Please help.

Cannot say in: Yoru particular case, and... this is a very common cause of anemia so bad as to be life-threatening without a transfusion.
The cause of heavy periods varies. Generally associated with higher hormone levels or a lot of uterine lining (fibroids). either can often be treated with hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heavy period when you're used to having very light periods?

Depends: Depends on when your last period occurred and if it was on birth control pills or not and your last pelvic exam findings. ...Read more

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I usually have a heavy period but I'm spotting instead. I was wondering what is going on?

I usually have a heavy period but I'm spotting instead. I was wondering what is going on?

Pregnant?: If it is possible that you are pregnant then take a pregnancy test. If not then it may just be a hormonal shift or stress causing your change in bleeding pattern. If it does not correct itself back to normal see your doctor for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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Every month I usually have a normal heavy period this month it's only mild can you tell me why please?

Lucky this month: Slight variations in the amount of bleeding each month is very normal. Since this month is better than your normal cycles I would consider yourself lucky. If you're not satisfied with the amount of bleeding you're having each month consider taking birth control to regulate your menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I usually have a somewhat heavy period but this time I am on day 3 with very tiny blood. Should I be concerened?

I usually have a somewhat heavy period but this time I am on day 3 with very tiny blood. Should I be concerened?

Light period: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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I had an extremely heavy period on august 5-9, and then began to spot moderately on the 17th through the 20th. What could that mean?

Irregular menstrual: Multiple causes. I would suggest a pelvic/PAP and female hormone evaluation and a thryoid evaluation. Certainly, make an appointment with your GYN. If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse, you will need pregnancy testing. ...Read more

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I've always had a normal cycle every 28 days this last period I got July 22 I bled for 4 days 11 day later I have a heavy period I'm 46?

I've always had a normal cycle every 28 days this last period I got July 22 I bled for 4 days 11 day later I have a heavy period I'm 46?

Menstrual bleeding: Many women can have some irregularity in menstrual cycle (once in a while)that usually resolves on its own. But at this age peri menopause or fibroids can also be considered. Please discuss it in detail with a physician. ...Read more

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