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Hypermenorrhea (Definition)

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. ...Read more


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I had a heavy period for 3 days then normal for one, but it stopped for one day then came back the next. I have a concussion and therefore am on meds.

Normal?: It can be normal to have bleeding stop for one day in period and then continue. A heavy period, soaking pads or tampons in 2-3 hours or less, or passing clots, may not be normal. Common reasons for heavy bleeding in young women are thyroid problems, von willebrand syndrome, or extremes of weight (thin/heavy). ...Read more

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Period ended 9 days ago had unprotected sex 7 days ago now bleeding like on period again, heavy period which is normal for me what does this mean?

Period ended 9 days ago had unprotected sex 7 days ago now bleeding like on period again, heavy period which is normal for me what does this mean?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heavy period without clots?

Is it normal to have a heavy period without clots?

Well?: Heavy is subjective. Are you anemic? You can bleed heavily without clots, it's not unusual but not normal to bleed heavily. Don't let yourself get anemic. It is unlikely an issue with coagulation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heavy period when you're used to having very light periods?

Depends: Depends on when your last period occurred and if it was on birth control pills or not and your last pelvic exam findings. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heavy period for 2 months straight I've had a bby but tht was 1 yr ago so it has nothing to do with tht?

Is it normal to have a heavy period for 2 months straight I've had a bby but tht was 1 yr ago so it has nothing to do with tht?

Not uncommon: You are right, it is not likely your last pregnancy affected the current period. It is common to have abnormal periods on occasion. Heavy bleeding two months straight is uncommon and often requires a biopsy or ultrasound. Causes include problems such as polyps or abnormal hormone function or changes related to current birth control. Get checked! ...Read more

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