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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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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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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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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