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Heavy Periods After Myomectomy
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
A myomectomy is the procedure when fibroids are removed and the uterus remains. Myomectomies can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the location of the fibroids. Fiboids in the uterine cavity can often be removed hysteroscopically, with no abdominal incision. Depending on size and location, myomectomies can be done laparoscopicaaly, ...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
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
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
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
Depends: At age 42 it important to exclude possible causes for the heavy periods such as anatomical abnormalities within the uterus (fibroids, adenomyosis) and/or ovulatory dysfunction during the peri menopausal transition. Treatment can can include hormonal treatments such as bcp or hrt, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or surgical treatments ( (uterine ablation, myomectomy and others). ...Read more
No: It is not normal for teenagers specifically to have heavy periods. She should schedule a visit and discuss the many many options for menstrual cycle regulation. Birth control pills, the patch and NuvaRing can decrease bleeding. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can minimize cycles. Lysteda is a nonhormonal medication which can help too. There are many options. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Most women may experience a period once in a while that is not typical for them. If the periods are coming on a regular basis, there is no need for big concern. ...Read more
Heavy periods: 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. ...Read more
I've seen women online say they have had heavy periods while being pregnant, how is this possible?
Its not: Its physiologically impossible to have a true period while you are pregnant. Some women have bleeding that looks like a period while they are pregnant but the mechanism is totally different and it is always worrisome for something serious like a miscarriage, and abruption, etc. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have been having extremly heavy periods and rapid heartbeat ever since I had dnc 3 months ago. Why?
Hello I have heavy periods for over 3 weeks and dizziness and also feel nosous what is wrong with me?
Not normal: U need to go to the er or call your gyn as u need txment right away, could be many diff causes, #1 want to make sure u are not pregnant and having a misc, assuming that is not the case you will need an exam, blood work and an ultrasound. ...Read more
Why do some people have light periods and some have heavy periods. What determines the amount of blood?
Hormones: The amount a woman bleeds has a lot to do with her hormone production. The ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen causes lining to thicken, and Progesterone causes lining to thin and eventually come off as a menstruation. Sometimes bleeding affected by thyroid, being thin/heavy, and pituitary. Other times a polyp or fibroid can affect as well. ...Read more
When a person has endometriosis, a sign is heavy periods, but can one have endometriosis and have short periods?
Yes: Endometriosis can present in many different ways. Some will have very painful heavy menstrual cycles and others will have actually no pain and light menstrual cycles. Some also have pain with intercourse. One of the most common findings with the presence of endometriosis is infertility. ...Read more
I usually have heavy periods. This month it's extremely light light blood with brown and basically only when I whip. Help...?
Periods: Periods can change from month-to-month and it's not unusual to have heavy periods and then have a less heavy between wait and see what your next one is like and if you have any problems then you can have a physician have a look at you and determine if there was anything else that needs to be done. If you're sexually active and you need to do a home pregnancy test ...Read more
Daughter on period for 5 or 6 months has long and frequent but light periods. Is that normal? I had heavy periods if that helps
Periods: Yes, this is normal for some, every one is different in there timing and blood flow. ...Read more
My mom is experiencing heavy periods for 8 days continuously. Her age is 48. Should I be worried, is it abnormal. How to stop it.?
Obgyn visit: The answer depends on what her periods are normally like. If this is different than her usual cycles she should have an evaluation by an obgyn. A pelvic exam and sonogram should be done. They may want to do an endometrial biopsy or evaluate the uterine cavity by sonohystogram or hysteroscopy depending on her unique case. ...Read more
Fm49, what is purpose of my dr when she prescribed tranexamic acid 2000mg per day for 5 days for 3 cycles (have heavy periods).?
Help bleed: This medication has been shown to help reduce the amount if bleeding for women with heavy periods. It is an anti fibrinolytic agent that helps by blocking the breakdown of blood clots. In some women by up to 40% of precious baseline. ...Read more
What does it mean if I have very heavy periods it feel like someone left the water running for 5days and it hurts can't really move?
Need treatment: With heavy painful cycles as described above, I strongly recommend u make an appt to see your doctor. You will be assessed to see if there are other problems causing abnormal bleeding. Your md can discuss treatment options based on your medical history, desire for future fertility, treatment goals, etc. There are many good options to fix this frustrating problem. U don't have to live with it. ...Read more