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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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I have had my menstrual period for 14 days now. It began with light bleeding but has been heavy for the past week. How can i stop the bleeding?

I have had my menstrual period for 14 days now. It began with light bleeding but has been heavy for the past week. How can i stop the bleeding?

GYN exam: You may have fluctuating hormonal levels and if you are having unprotected intercourse, you need to be check for pregnancy: call for an appointment today. ...Read more

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I had an abortion (medical abortion) about 2 months ago and I have not stopped bleeding. What is the cause for it? How can I stop the bleeding?

I had an abortion (medical abortion) about 2 months ago and I have not stopped bleeding. What is the cause for it? How can I stop the bleeding?

Evaluation: If you are bleeding continuously since your abortion you should see your obgyn asap since it possible that you have retained "product of conception" : remaining “tissue” of the pregnancy in the uterus. The presence of retained products of conception can increase the risk of scarring of the uterus, infection of the pelvis, anemia etc.. The sooner you see your obgyn the better. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding for the past week. Is there anything I can do or take to stop the bleeding?

I have been experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding for the past week. Is there anything I can do or take to stop the bleeding?

See a GYN MD: Yes, your can go see a GYN MD and find out why the bleeding is excessive this month, as there is nothing that you can otherwise do to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter things i can do to help? I have been bleeding (menstrual) for 4 months previously. I was on provera to regulate my period. It corrected my cycle for one month, and now i'm back to continuously bleed for 2 months and going. I

Is there any over-the-counter things i can do to help? I have been bleeding (menstrual) for 4 months previously. I was on provera to regulate my period. It corrected my cycle for one month, and now i'm back to continuously bleed for 2 months and going. I

It : It sounds like you would benefit from birth control pills. Bcp's are also used to regulate a woman's menstrual cycle. Most states have free family planning clinics. Find your local clinic and schedule an appointment. Bcp's should be free of charge. If you are having difficulty contact your local county hospital for help. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I started bleeding just a week after my period ended. I have been bleeding for 7 days now and it doesn't seem to be lightening up at all. What is this?

I started bleeding just a week after my period ended. I have been bleeding for 7 days now and it doesn't seem to be lightening up at all. What is this?

DUB: This is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding which is bleeding occurring outside the normal menstrual cycle. This could be from hormonal changes or structural. Get it evaluated especially since the bleeding is heavy ...Read more

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I've been on the pill for over a year and I just started bleeding and having cramps 2 weeks early. Why is this happening & what can I do to stop it?

I've been on the pill for over a year and I just started bleeding and having cramps 2 weeks early. Why is this happening & what can I do to stop it?

Suspect pill problem: Need to see your doctor for further investigation into the problem Bleeding can start at any time on the pill . Any time meaning even a year of being on the pill. Would use another measure of protection until this problem is solved. ...Read more

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Bleeding after sex i start bleeding after I have sex its not heavy its in clean discharge and I am starting to worry cause the bleeding can last anywhere from 2 to 10 days i don't even know where to start looking for answers cause I've been told lost of

Bleeding after sex i start bleeding after I have sex its not heavy its in clean discharge and I am starting to worry  cause the bleeding can last anywhere from 2 to 10 days i don't even know where to start looking for answers cause I've been told lost of

Please : Please call a gynecologist to have an evaluation. Since money is a concern of yours, please find a local free or sliding-scale clinic to see you. Bleeding after sex is abnormal and can represent infection or other problems. Also please be sure your pap smear is up to date, and take a pregnancy test if yo are at all worried about that. If you have increased bleeding, pain, or vomiting then you must be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Bleeding for three weeks straight after using nuva ring for almost 2 months, is this normal? Also, I have more bleeding and pain as the days go by. I started using nuva ring because I suffer from heavy and painful menstrual periods and I hoped that it wou

Not normal: Best to see and discuss with your gyn provider. If you were using it to help menstrual cycles may need to go back on some form of hormone therapy to control them. Other option is to wait 2-3 months and see if things sort themselves out. Tough to do. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. In know it is not fun. Sorry. Dr R ...Read more

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I started COCP a few weeks ago and have been bleeding since. I was changed to a higher oestrogen on but still bleeding. What can i do to stop it?

I started COCP a few weeks ago and have been bleeding since. I was changed to a higher oestrogen on but still bleeding. What can i do to stop it?

Controlled start: You might consider going off the pills and waiting to restart them on the first day of your period so that you're more in sync with your cycling. alternatively you may want to try a hormonal IUD like the mirena, which is proven to control bleeding. ...Read more

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I have had the IUD for about 3 months, I had what I though was a regular period at the start of this month (31st-5th) but about 3 days later it started again (9th), and hasn't stopped, should I be concerned, it's heavy and painful somedays. ?

I have had the IUD for about 3 months, I had what I though was a regular period at the start of this month (31st-5th) but about 3 days later it started again (9th), and hasn't stopped, should I be concerned, it's heavy and painful somedays. ?

Get checked: It could be a range of things. Could simply be that your body is getting used to the implant. However it could also be caused by infection, fibroid, growth in the uterus, miscarriage etc. You will need to go to your GP and get a full workup including a gynae examination, bloods, cervical smear, vaginal swabs and a pelvic USS. ...Read more

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I have been trying to have a baby i started bleeding 3 days ago but it stopped after one day then i started spotting is this cause for worry or normal?

I have been trying to have a baby i started bleeding 3 days ago but it stopped after one day then i started spotting is this cause for worry or normal?

Could be normal: If this was at a normal time for you to have your period, don't worry. If this was at some other time, a pregnancy test is in order. Also, stress can cause an ovulation, which could cause abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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I have been spotting for the past two months. It stops sometimes for a day or tw. But i will bleed during intercourse. What could this be?

I have been spotting for the past two months. It stops sometimes for a day or tw. But i will bleed during intercourse. What could this be?

Cervicitis: Cervicitis from infection, a cervical polyp, dysfunctional uterine bleeding for a start. If you have not had your screening PAP and pelvic done, I recommend doing that first so a doctor can look at your cervix, rule out sexually-transmitted diseases and cervical cancer. Please protect yourself with a condom from sexually-transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I had sex for the first time and am now experiencing pretty excessive bleeding from my vagina. It has been two days since and I have been bleeding for over 12 hours nonstop. I can't really tell if I tore something (and if it should be bleeding that much)

I had sex for the first time and am now experiencing pretty excessive bleeding from my vagina. It has been two days since and I have been bleeding for over 12 hours nonstop. I can't really tell if I tore something (and if it should be bleeding that much)

Need for evaluation: Your description suggests more bleeding than is usual for trauma due to first intercourse. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, you may visit the emergency room of a nearby hospital. 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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Is it normal to be on your menstrual for more than three weeks? I have been bleeding for 3 weeks and I am still bleeding , it wont stop. The cramps keep getting worse and worse. I am on the birth control implanon . What should I do ?

Is it normal to be on your menstrual for more than three weeks? I have been bleeding for 3 weeks and I am still bleeding , it wont stop. The cramps keep getting worse and worse.  I am on the birth control implanon .  What should I do ?

No, : No, bleeding for three weeks is not normal. You should be medically evaluated for this. If you have pain, bleed greater than 3 pads an hour, or feel lightheaded then you must be evaluated as an emergency. ...Read more

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I have heavy bleeding for the past 20 days. How to stop it?

See your Doctor: You need to find out what's causing it , to know the best way to stop it. ...Read more

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Supposed to get my second shot of Depo-Provera tomorrow, but I have been having heavy bleeding for the past 21 days. Should i get the second shot, or stop ?

Supposed to get my second shot of Depo-Provera tomorrow, but I have been having heavy bleeding for the past 21 days. Should i get the second shot, or stop ?

You can get another: Yes, you can get another shot in order to continue protection from unwanted pregnancy. However, you should talk to your doctor about ways to slow down or stop the bleeding. Some women experience irregular bleeding for a while after getting started on depo injections but most of them they will go away eventually. ...Read more

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Didn't have a cycle in 4 months now it finally came. . Now I can't stop bleeding heavy.. been 3 weeks with heavy bleeding?

Common but monitor: Usually if you skip periods you can have a heavy bleeding period as the lining of the uterus is shed. However because of the heavy bleeding and skipping periods your hormones are altered as well as the natural means of stopping the bleeding. See your doctor for either reassurance and making sure you are not anemic or getting birth control periods to stop the bleeding or even some cases a D and C ...Read more

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What bc pill can stop my heavy bleeding?

Depends on the cause: If things like: precancerous cells, cancer, endometrial polyps, and submucosal fibroids have all ben ruled out, then most bc pills would be effective to decrease the bleeding for women with heavy menses. ...Read more

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I have used mesopristol for abortion of 2 week , now heavy bleeding since last five days please suggest me medicines to stop heavy bleeding?

I have used mesopristol  for abortion of 2 week , now heavy bleeding since last five days please suggest me medicines to stop heavy bleeding?

See an OB/GYN: This should not be dealt with long distance on the internet. Need individualistic approach after full examination. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I took double of bc to stop heavy bleeding for a week. It stopped the bleeding but 3 days after i am back to one pill i am spotting. Is it normal?

Hi, I took double of bc to stop heavy bleeding for a week. It stopped the bleeding but 3 days after i am back to one pill i am spotting. Is it normal?

Yes: When ever you manipulate your hormones it can take a while for your body to get back on track. But if you have any severe cramping, fever, discharge, or heavy bleeding again, you should get seen. ...Read more

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Just had sex for the first time, 3 days ago. I have not stop bleeding ever since. Should i be concerned? Heavy bleeding

Just had sex for the first time, 3 days ago. I have not stop bleeding ever since. Should i be concerned? Heavy bleeding

Coitarche : Coitarche is the term used for the first episode of coitus or sexual intercourse. Bleeding during and after coitarche is often associated with hymenal laceration. If the bleeding continues to increase you should be concerned and seek examination. It should have subsided by now. There are other causes of vaginal bleeding that may have coincided with coitarche so any persistent, abnormal bleeding should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Okay so for the past 4 months I've had a constant non stop period , im always doing heavy bleeding. Should i be woried?

Maybe: At age 16, there can be blood disorders like von willebrand's which can be associated with heavy constant bleeding. You may want to be tested for this. There could also be a lesion in your uterus that's responsible. Lastly, it could be a hormonal imbalance. If you've been bleeding that much you could also be anemic. I would see a doctor to discuss these things, and check thyroid too. Best! ...Read more

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2mnths ago I delivered a baby after 45 days bleeding stops, now after 3weeks of it again spotting starts and now from 2 days I have heavy bleeding.


2mnths ago I delivered a baby after 45 days bleeding stops, now after 3weeks of it again spotting starts and now from 2 days I have heavy bleeding.

Hormone resetting.: The initial bleeding that you had after having your baby was the sloughing off of the uterine lining that built up during pregnancy. The heavy bleeding you're having now is probably your first true post-partum menstrual period. This first period is often quite heavy. Continue your prenatal supplements for now. Your next cycle should be normal. If not, consult you OB-Gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi my period has been on non-stop for 4 months heavy bleeding and im just wanting to know what it is?

Hi my period has been on non-stop for 4 months heavy bleeding and im just wanting to know what it is?

Need to be seen: With this kind of bleeding for this long you need to a gyn. There are number of things it could be, among them hormonal imbalances, fibroids, pregnancy. Your doctor can help sort this out and rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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Can I take provera (medroxyprogesterone) to stop heavy bleeding?

Can I take provera (medroxyprogesterone) to stop heavy bleeding?

Yes: You can take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to stop heavy bleeding. It is best however to find out the cause of heavy bleeding. you may be pregnant and miscarrying. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does not work on pregnant women bleeding from a miscarriage. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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My girlfriend was supposed to stop her period today but instead has heavy bleeding what's going on?

 My girlfriend was supposed to stop her period today but instead has heavy bleeding what's going on?

Changes in bleeding: This can occur for many reasons from hormonal imbalances, stress, infection, pregnancy, bleeding disorders, medical disorders, growths..... If it becomes a pattern over 3 months, then follow up with gynecologist. If associated with heavy bleeding more than a maxipad full an hour, fever, odor, chills sweats, shortness of breath, pain then follow up ASAP or ER ...Read more

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Constant spotting on mirena & now heavy bleeding for 2 months since ive had it. If i get it removed will this stop?

Constant spotting on mirena & now heavy bleeding for 2 months since ive had it. If i get it removed will this stop?

Should be better: If not getting better, please discuss with your doctor, possible sonogram to check position, May not be caused by the IUD, IF not from the IUD, bleeding could worse or no better with removal. ...Read more

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Heavy period day one till after , stopped and started again d following day with heavy bleeding to stop again in the evening, and start in d morning ?

Heavy period day one till after , stopped and started again d following day with heavy bleeding to stop again in the evening, and start in d morning ?

Vaginal bleed: Abnormal uterine bleeding, formerly known as dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a possible diagnosis if you have a normal pelvic exam. A trial of birth control pills can be used to stop the bleeding. This would be a good strategy to assist with your bleed after first ruling out pregnancy and examining thyroid and other hormonally and medicine related causes of AUB. See your OB/GYN please. Good luck ...Read more

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I scheduled a sonohysterogram on cd10 to check lining abnormalities. I still have heavy bleeding on cd7. If bleeding doesn't stop, shall i reschedule?

I scheduled a sonohysterogram on cd10 to check lining abnormalities. I still have heavy bleeding on cd7. If bleeding doesn't stop, shall i reschedule?

Probably: Active bleeding can interfere with the sonohysterogram. But hopefully you can just postpone it a day or two if needed, because the test will tell why are you having such heavy periods! good luck! ...Read more

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