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Heavy Periods After 40
Heavy periods: Heavy periods frequently are related to ovary cyst, abnormal hormone balance. If you are close to the menopausal, could be heavy, if you are taking to much pain medication, or having coagulation abnormalities. Ultrasound help, dr gyn. Check up and lab test, for hormone, coagulation profile, and back pain evaluation. ...Read more
Hormones, Procedure: Heavy flows can be remedied relatively easily with the birth control pill, and iud, a medication called lysteda, or, for example a simple procedure called endometrial ablation. The procedure should only be done if you are finished having children and ideally have a permanent form of birth control on board. Of course, your gyn should check that all is ok first with a sono, and some labs. ...Read more
Many reasons: Heavy menses (menorrhagia) can have many etiologies (reasons). These can include ovulation issues, fibroids, cancers, adenomyosis, polyps, pregnancy and possible infections. It is not normal and should be evaluated by your gynecologist. Initial evaluation will include history, exam, laboratories, and ultrasound. ...Read more
SEE YOUR GYN: U need a workup, depending on the cause and what you child bearing desires are, bcpills, or lysteda, or endometrial abaltion that I do in offcie, or sometimes depending on the situation you may need a hysterectomy (usually u will not need the hysterectomy unless other measures tried first all fail). ...Read more
See a GYN: If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids. If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods! ...Read more
Define heavy: What is heavy menses for one woman might seem not so heavy for another. Some questions to help determine if your period is heavy. How many tampons or pads do you use daily? How many days do you bleed for? Do you have clots, or solid chunks of blood with your periods? Do you ever soak through your tampon or pad, getting blood on your clothes or bed sheets? If the answers are yes, see a gyn! ...Read more
Many options: There are multiple options. 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. ...Read more
A # of things: Quite a few things can do it -- certain birth control methods such as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Anovulation (absence of ovulation) with resultant breakthrough heavy bleeding is by far the most common cause of irregular heavy bleeding. Talking to primary care physician or obgyn would be necessary to determine the exact cause. ...Read more
Unlucky: Some people have heavy periods, some are light for some women. This can be genetically predisposing and you may have a family member who also has heavy cycles. This can be a normal variant in some women, and you may just be an unlucky one who has heavy periods. Get your GYN to evaluate you to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends: It is depend on how heavy your periods -depend onhow many pads you change a day and how long has it been. You need toget evaluation. If periods are toolong and too heavy, you can have anemia-cause fatigue and dangerous to your health. ...Read more
Refer o Gyn: This vaginal disorders is abnormal. You must go for a check up. ...Read more
See an MD!: If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids. If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods! ...Read more
Many options: 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
Yes many options: There are many options for helping eliminate heavy frequent periods. The best option for you depends on more details of you history. Possibilities include Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, cyclical progesterone, endometrial ablation, birth control pills and several others. It depends quite a bit on the details of your situation. ...Read more
What does it mean when I am always having heavy periods and there very painful and I can't move around much?
Your physician or: gynecologist would need to evaluate you for specific reasons. In the meantime- NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with ...Read more
Help im 56 and I have extremely heavy periods that can last up to three weeks. What's the best option for me?
See your GYN: You need a thorough evaluation, your symptoms at age 56 are rather atypical. ...Read more
I am heavy periods since last 2 months with some really painful things happening to my body. What should I do?
Get a check up: Time to consult your doctor to get a thorough evaluation, to get the correct diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. Good luck! ...Read more
My partner and I been trying for a baby for 2 years. She has heavy periods and irregular can that be the cause?
Could be...: It is hard to say over the internet that the cause of no pregnancy over a 2 year span is due to the symptoms you describe (but it could be). Infertility is usually defined as not being able to conceive after one year. It would be worthwhile having you and your partner evaluated by a specialist. Many times if something is found, it is treatable. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more
I always have heavy periods I'm 16 and there always on different days so I never know when it'll come what can I do?
Hormone Imbalance: Your gyn physician may very well put you on hormones to regulate your periods. If you do not have access to health care then planned parenthood is a good place to go for this kind of care at your age. ...Read more
Experiencing mild heavy periods since 5 months, they last for 6 days and are regular. I almost require 7 pads during the period.
Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more
I get bad pains, flooding, late and heavy periods, sometimes I am unable to move because of this, how can I reduce the pain or stop it?
Know your options: The cause of the heavy periods is not something we can always answer. 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 if you are done having children. ...Read more
What could be the cause of heavy periods every month for at least 3 out of the 5 days I have it a month using sometimes 3 overnight pads in an hour?
Possibilities:: Depends on age, but some options: polyps in the lining of the uterus; fibroid tumors (benign muscle tumors); precancer or cancer in the uterine lining (most important to rule these out); a condition called adenomyosis; in younger pts can be uncommon bleeding disorders. Sometimes thyroid problems can cause as well. Sometimes, it's just age-related hormonal changes women experience. ...Read more
I have really heavy periods and they are always irregular so I never know when they'll come im on the contrecptive pill but its not helping. Help plzz?
Make a change: Sometimes a woman's birth control isn't the 'right' one and another birth control pill will give you less bleeding in your period. Another idea would be to consider the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud for your bleeding. I know you're young, but if it would help your periods/bleeding, might be worth a shot. Another idea for diminishing bleeding would be Ibuprofen or mefemanic acid during your cycle only. Talk to md. ...Read more
The options will depend on age, anatomical pathology if any and reproductive desires.
Pathology has to be addressed.
If interested in preserving fertility, hormonal manipulation in the form of progesterones or bcps are options.
If fertility is not and issue you could have an in office endometrial ablation or outpatient hysterectomy.
Your doctor will be the best person to tailor your care. ...Read more
Both: Whatever works best for you or use both. I used to wear both before my cycle stopped and had to resort to two tampons and a pad for any "escapes". I chose an ablation to stop the periods altogether. So if you are bleeding that heavily and are done with your uterus for childbearing, I advise being evaluated for an ablation and anemia. The lining of the uterus removed in a easy out patient procedure ...Read more
Common: There are many reasons for heavy periods and they can occur at any age. Common reasons at a young age are use of certain medications (aspirin, some herbals etc), not ovulating regularly, and some blood disorders. If they are consistently heavy, get a good exam and some blood work to evaluate them. ...Read more
Normal?: I'll answer assuming you have seen your Doctor to determine there are no reasons like fibroids or other medical condition causing heavy bleeding and you have been checked for anemia. My advise is to Be prepared. Bring plenty of spare pads, tampons and undies, wear black pants. I have had patients tell me they wear depends on their heaviest days. You may want to look into getting a uterine ablation ...Read more
No information: There is no information to confirm or refute that statement. No logical reason for such as well. ...Read more
Concerning for sure.:
If you are having heavy bleeding every 2 weeks, then we are concerned about the blood loss as you could become anemic. Heavy blood loss is defined as using a pad or more every hour. This is often but not necessarily accompanied by clots. The great news is that this can be very easily controlled. After the cause of the bleeding has been identified then treatment is usually simple. ...Read more
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