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How can I stop my heavy periods?

How can I stop my heavy periods?

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

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Myomectomy (Definition)

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


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How can I treat really heavy periods?

How can I treat really heavy periods?

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

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What does it mean to have "heavy periods"?

What does it mean to have "heavy periods"?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Heavy periods?

What is the definition or description of: Heavy periods?

Heavy periods: Heavy periods = Menorrhagia= excessively heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Why have I always had heavy periods. I am 22 years of age.?

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

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Have had unusually heavy periods recently. Should I be worried?

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

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How come I get heavy periods at 17?

How come I get heavy periods at 17?

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

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Are my heavy periods contributing to my low iron?

Are my heavy periods contributing to my low iron?

Quite possibly: Low iron, which is associated with anemia, is commonly caused by chronic blood loss. Heavy menstrual bleeding and/or prolonged bleeding can lead to iron deficiency and anemia. Fatigue and exercise intolerance are common symptoms. ...Read more

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Do migraines and heavy periods have any connection?

Do migraines and heavy periods have any connection?

Possible: Both menstrual migraine and menstrually related migraines do occur and not unique to find success from meds used as preventatives such as topirimate or depakote. A triptans Frova (frovatriptan) can both stop and prevent ha's. Discuss these approaches with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do for my super heavy periods/really emotional?

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

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My ferritin is 1 no heavy periods and eat well what could it be?

My ferritin is 1 no heavy periods and eat well what could it be?

Low ferritin: Low ferritin in asymptomatic person could be lab error, also you need to check your stool for occult blood at least on three seperate occasions. In addition, check for malabsorption such as coeliac disease glutein sensitivity. ...Read more

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Might a menstrual cup work for heavy periods?

No u need to: See your gyn for evaluation so u know the cause and then u can get the proper txment which at your age may be medication, endometrial ablation or robotic or laparoscopic hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teenage girl to always experience heavy periods?

Is it normal for a teenage girl to always experience heavy periods?

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

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I have HEAVY periods, but I'm taking iron. Why is my hgb staying around 9?

I have HEAVY periods, but I'm taking iron. Why is my hgb staying around 9?

Anemia: You have significant blood loss due to heavy menses an likely daily iron supplements is not solving the problem. You may benefit from higher doses of daily iron but first we must make sure that your anemia is not caused by any other medical conditions. Please see your doctor! ...Read more

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Is it a problem if I just got a light period and I usually have heavy periods?

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

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I have very heavy periods and I'm only 16. What would most likely be the treatments?

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

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I've seen women online say they have had heavy periods while being pregnant, how is this possible?

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

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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

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Why do some people have light periods and some have heavy periods. What determines the amount of blood?

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

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When a person has endometriosis, a sign is heavy periods, but can one have endometriosis and have short periods?

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

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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

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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

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Fm49, what is purpose of my dr when she prescribed tranexamic acid 2000mg per day for 5 days for 3 cycles (have heavy periods).?

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

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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?

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

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


Dr. Scott Kramer
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Heavy Periods (Definition)

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