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Dr. B. Dale Magee
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Increased Menstrual Flow (Overview)

Increased menstrual flow is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual periods result in significant amounts of bleeding. This may occur normally in some women, but it may cause anemia.


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Should I be worried about recent increased menstrual flow?

Should I  be worried about recent increased menstrual flow?

Probably not.: Usually the flow is related to the amount of estrogen in your body and the relation to the amount of progesterone. However, the surface area of the uterus can also have an effect on the amount of bleeding. Weight gain, medications, and other stressors can affect the volume of the flow. The predictability of the cycle is important and, if too heavy, the amount of flow can be important. Anemic? ...Read more

Dr. B. Dale Magee
64 doctors shared insights

Increased Menstrual Flow (Overview)

Increased menstrual flow is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual periods result in significant amounts of bleeding. This may occur normally in some women, but it may cause anemia.


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Should I be worried about recent increased menstrual flow?

Probably not.: Usually the flow is related to the amount of estrogen in your body and the relation to the amount of progesterone. However, the surface area of the uterus can also have an effect on the amount of bleeding. Weight gain, medications, and other stressors can affect the volume of the flow. The predictability of the cycle is important and, if too heavy, the amount of flow can be important. Anemic? ...Read more

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Increased menstrual flow (Tip)

Pay special attention to your food habits during ur periods.It can help u solve ur menstrual cramps. ...See 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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Should I be worried about increased menstrual flow in a 14 year old?

Should I be worried about increased menstrual flow in a 14 year old?

Increased menstrual: Increased menstrual flow is very common in teen age girls and it does not appear to be harmful, although some have low hemoglobin. Therefore teens hemoglobin should be monitored in girls and boys and they should be given supplemental iron and vitamins. ...Read more

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How hyperthyroidism causes less menstrual flow? Does hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia?

How hyperthyroidism causes less menstrual flow? Does hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism typically causes decreased menstrual flow, ultimately leading to loss of periods and infertility. Hypothyroidism typically causes increased menstrual flow leading to menorrhagia. Once treated, both problems should resolve. ...Read more

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My menstrual flow has changed the last three cycles from dark red to bright red with a thinner consistency and increased back pain what's up?

My menstrual flow has changed the last three cycles from dark red to bright red with a thinner consistency and increased back pain what's up?

See details: There are a variety of possibilities. For instance, you might have developed a polyp in your endometrial cavity. Another possibility is a submucosal fibroid. The only way to know for certain is to see your gynecologist and have an appropriate examination and testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to decrease my menstrual flow?

Yes : The method you would use depends on your age, desire to have more children and also on your individual circumstances (medical or physical problems--uterine polyps, fibroids). Birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives; a drug called lysteda: an iud called mirena: a procedure called endometrial ablation--all have been used to decrease abnormally heavy menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

No: Sanitary napkins absorb menstrual flow but in no way influence the amount of flow that is produced. ...Read more

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Can mecromidazole cause delay in menstrual flow?

Can mecromidazole cause delay in menstrual flow?

This was not listed: as a potential side effect on Drugs.Com. However vaginitis and pain with menses can occur. ...Read more

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What can a girl do to stop heavy menstrual flow?

What can a girl do to stop heavy menstrual flow?

OCP: Depending on the cause of heavy bleeding and age of the child oral contraceptives usually work best. But heavy bleeding can rarely be caused by coagulation defects. ...Read more

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How do you determine how heavy your menstrual flow is when gyn asks?

How do you determine how heavy your menstrual flow is when gyn asks?

Pad/tampon usage: It is often difficult to gauge the heaviness of one's own menses. However, if the menses lasts 6-7+ days, is heavy with clots, and is associated with occasional bed staining, changing tampons, pads every 2 hours, and interferes with your daily routines, it can be considered abnormal and you may want to consider therapy - the pill, iud, or an endometrial ablation, for ex. ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual flow soiled clothes and on floor should I go to work?

Heavy menstrual flow soiled clothes and on floor should I go to work?

Depends: Hello Ashley, Your flow is indeed heavy. It can even get heavier if you move around alot at work. If you do, then I would suggest that maybe you stay at home until the bleeding subsides somewhat. If you are dizzy or light-headed then by all means rest at home. However, if you sit primarily at work and have easy discreet access to the restroom then you might want to go to work. ...Read more

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What causes scanty menstrual flow? my menses reduced from 3days to 1day, i am 32years

What causes scanty menstrual flow? my menses reduced from 3days to 1day, i am 32years

Hormonal fluctuation: female hormone levels vary with age, stress, tension, anxiety or illness. Usually these changes are benign and considered normal. If having unprotected intercourse, do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Should you wear pads or tampons during heavy menstrual flow? Which is worse for hygiene?

Neither: The best thing you can do for hygiene is to change your pad and/or tampon every time you go to the bathroom leaving anything soiled i or out of your body for a long period of time is not hygienic. ...Read more

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How to know if it's blood from implantation or its blood starting out to be menstrual flow?

How to know if it's blood from implantation or its blood starting out to be menstrual flow?

Bleeding: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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I am 37 years old and had menstrual flow only for a day last two months. What is the possibility that I am pregnant?

Regular?: If your periods, i.e. The bleeding was on time for your periods, probably not. But if bleeding was irregular, see your dr. A pregnancy test is accurate, but at your age, other problems can occur. ...Read more

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Is heavy overnight menstrual flow normal?

Can be: At night you are not changing your pad as often, so it may seem heavier at times... Motrin may decrease the heaviness. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more