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Doctor insights on: How Much Is Too Much Blood During A Period

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Can you become anemic from losing too much blood during a period?

Can you become anemic from losing too much blood during a period?

Yes: A woman can lose a significant amount of blood during her period. This can occur overtime with multiple periods and can be exacerbated if the person becomes iron deficient during this time. People with bleeding disorders (von willebrand disease, for example) can also cause very heavy periods, as well as those diagnosed with dysfunctional uterine bleeding. ...Read more

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I have little blood during periods but too much pain. Why it is like that?

I have little blood during periods but too much pain. Why it is like that?

Not sure: The amount of bleeding you have does not always reflect how much menstrual pain you will have. I suggest that you contact your doctor for further evaluation. The doctor will examine your pelvic anatomy and perhaps schedule an ultrasound. The doctor will also need to know your menstrual history. ...Read more

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How do I know when I've lost to much blood during a period that has lasted 2 months and is getting worse?

How do I know when I've lost to much blood during a period that has lasted 2 months and is getting worse?

See GYN: You've been bleeding vaginally for two months?? You've already lost too much blood. See a gynecologist ASAP. This is not bleeding from "a period." Something else is going on. Also (NOT a substitution for GYN exam) start taking iron supplement, available in any pharmacy without prescription. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you die from loosing to much blood during your period?

Please tell me, could you die from loosing to much blood during your period?

If there was: Extremely heavy loss over a long period of time leading to severe anemia without any medical intervention that could potentially eventually lead to death. ...Read more

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How much blood loss is normal during period??

How much blood loss is normal during period??

Menstrual bleeding: Abnormal bleeding is considered If you soak through more than one pad or tampon every hour or two. ...Read more

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What is too much blood loss when a woman is on her period?

What is too much blood loss when a woman is on her period?

Variable: The average amount of blood loss during menses is approximately 80 cc. An enterprising ob/gyn resident many years ago did a project that determined the amount of menstrual blood each brand of tampon would hold if soaked so that women could determine how much blood loss they had in any given cycle. I don't think this was published however. ...Read more

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Why do some women have so much blood during their period?

Why do some women have so much blood during their period?

If you or someone: You care about is having excessive bleeding we would urge you to seek or have them seek medical advice. ...Read more

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If your period lasts a long time and its heavier could you have an issue with losing too much blood?

If your period lasts a long time and its heavier could you have an issue with losing too much blood?

Absolutely: Menstrual blood loss is the number one reason for anemia in teen girls. Further, most teen girls don't get enough iron in their diet to overcome the monthly loss of blod, so those two things combined complicate things even more. If your not big on high iron foods (red meats, dark green veggies lkike spinach, greens, broccoli), you may want ot consider a daily vitamin with iron. ...Read more

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What to do if I know your blood sugar levels drop on your period but is 42 too much of a drop?

What to do if I know your blood sugar levels drop on your period but is 42 too much of a drop?

If it was a: Finger-stick glucose, forget it- it's not accurate at low levels. Your body doesn't allow glucose to drop too low unless you are on therapy for diabetes, or have cancer, kidney or liver disease, prior GI surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Having 1st pp period. Am bleeding through an ultra tampon every 2-3 hrs. Is this too much blood loss. This is the largest size tampon.

Having 1st pp period. Am bleeding through an ultra tampon every 2-3 hrs. Is this too much blood loss. This is the largest size tampon.

Maybe: Bleeding that is more than a pad an hour is considered an issue. See your doctor to determine if this is an issue for you. ...Read more

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Intercourse didn't happen yet. While excitement I had too much blood going out as if it was a period. And I'm sure that its not the period time.

Re-evaluate: Sexual arousal should not cause bleeding. You may just be having your period a little early. Variations in cycle length are common and normal. ...Read more

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What causes brown blood during your period?

What causes brown blood during your period?

Normal: Some of the blood gets altered due to admixture with the lining of the uterus that is shed during menstruation. It is a normal thing.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Do sports during the period increase flow of blood?

Do sports during the period increase flow of blood?

Depends: In general, women who are athletic and participate in sports have lighter periods overall. Actively participating in sports including high impact activity during a heavy flow might increase the flow somewhat, whereas resting with the feet up may seem to slow things down. If heavy flow is interfering with sports, using birth control pills, lysteda, or Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) may help. ...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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During your period are you actually losing blood or tissue?

During your period are you actually losing blood or tissue?

Both: You are losing the lining cells of the uterus (tissue) with the associated blood. ...Read more

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Is normal for blood to come out of your anus during your period?

Is normal for blood to come out of your anus during your period?

No. See MD: Menstrual blood is uterine/vaginal. Rectal blood is something and somewhere else. At your age, likely hemorrhoidal. Bowel habit can change with menstruall cycle. See md. ...Read more

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I have some brown instead of blood during my period for one week?

I have some brown instead of blood during my period for one week?

Timing?: If its at the regular time then it's just a weird cycle. If its at the wrong time then it's just breakthrough bleeding. If it continues the next few cycles then see your doctor. Brown just means old blood. ...Read more

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Blood smells during your period no matter how many times you wash.

Blood smells during your period no matter how many times you wash.

What is your?: Old menstrual blood can have an offensive odor, which can usually be relived with the use of a bicarbonate (baking soda) or vinegar disposable douche. ...Read more

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What causes sticky mucus with blood during mid cycle of the period?

What causes sticky mucus with blood during mid cycle of the period?

Ovulation: It is common to have a small amount of bleeding near the time of ovulation. The normal vaginal discharge is increased at that time as well. What you are noticing is quite common and normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bright pink blood during your period while on blood thinners?

Possibly: Being on thinners will increase the time it takes to stop bleeding. As the endometrium is shed there is usually some amount of active bleeding also. This bleeding will be prolonged and it is possible that this fresh blood will be seen during the menses. However, it is always advisable to speak with your gyn about any changes you note in your menses. ...Read more

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What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

Normal: It's normal to have brown/black blood every period. Darker blood is just older blood. The uterus not evacuating quickly when there's blood there. You didn't say what was swollen, so hard to answer that part of question. And blood during sex would be normal during period. If not on period, could be from cervix or uterus. If cervix, make sure pap utd. If uterus, can be polyp or fibroid. ...Read more