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Hypermenorrhea (Overview)

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. There are treatment options.


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Can alesse cause hypermenorrhea?

Can alesse cause hypermenorrhea?

Possibly: I do not use this pill much, because it causes a lot of break through bleeding. You should see you gyn for an exam blood work and an ultrasound, and if everything looks ok, he or she can switch you to a different pill. In my practice I use a lot of loestrin and the newer pill looestrin as my patients do well on these 2 pills and usually have very light to no periods on them. ...Read more

Hypermenorrhea (Overview)

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. There are treatment options.


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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

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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What is hypermenorrhea and how is it treated?

What is hypermenorrhea and how is it treated?

Heavy periods: Hypermenorrhrea means very heavy periods. Treatments vary by age. Young women usually get hormones, older women who don't want to have babies can have hormones or surgery. ...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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Living with Irregular Periods (Checklist)

Stop smoking
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Have your TSH, prolactin, and testosterone levels tested
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Treatment options for very excessive menstrual bleeding and done having children?

Treatment options for very excessive menstrual bleeding and done having children?

Quite a few: 1. Medication to control cycles, of which there are several. 2 .Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. 3. Endometrial ablation. 4. Possibly a uterine fibroid embolization if you have fibroids. 5. Hysterectomy (for which there are several approaches). ...Read more

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I am 43, tried mirena (levonorgestrel) x heavy periods but didn't work.Had gyno check all clear.Took tranexamic acid tablets they work.Took iron tblts.Ferratin 29.7?

Pregnancy Plans?: Still having very heavy uncontrolled menstrual periods-- you do have more choices but it depends on whether you want to have more pregnancies. If done with childbirth, novasure ablation is a strong option for you to explore with your doctor. This one time procedure works for 99% of women in dramatically decreasing or stopping heavy periods but it must be reviewed and understood thoroughly first. ...Read more

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My daughter has unsually long and heavy periods that can last 12 days or sometimes more. Is this normal? Can it be prevented?

My daughter has unsually long and heavy periods that can last 12 days or sometimes more. Is this normal? Can it be prevented?

See your doctor: This sounds too heavy. Your daughter can be put on birth control pills to control her cycles. Other options exist as well. Please make an appointment with a gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Dr. David Adler
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Excessive Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Excessive menstrual bleeding is a clinical finding in which a woman bleeds significantly with her menstruation, often due to bleeding disorders or issues with ...Read more


Dr. Scott Kramer
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Heavy Periods (Definition)

Heavy periods are a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual periods result in significant amounts of bleeding. This may occur normally in some women, but ...Read more