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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have had heavy bleeding for 4 weeks now as well as large blood clots. Why ?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
19M people helped
I have had heavy bleeding for 4 weeks now as well as large blood clots. Why ?

Discuss with doctor: 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 iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation such as genesys hta if you are done having children. These can be done in the safely and comfortably in the office. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Heavy bleeding is also known as Heavy vaginal bleeding. If you are bleeding heavily, contact your health care provider immediately. If you pass material that you think is tissue, place it in a clean jar or plastic bag and bring it to your health ...Read more


Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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I was pregnant, had serious, heavy bleeding and large blood clots. I took another test this morning and the 2nd line was barely visible at all. What does that mean?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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I was pregnant, had serious, heavy bleeding and large blood clots. I took another test this morning and the 2nd line was barely visible at all. What does that mean?

See Your gyn doc : Right now you need immediate evaluation , from your ob&gyn doctor for your ' serious bleeding ' will tell you you are pregnant or not, or aborting please see immediately and to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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I was pregnant, had serious, heavy bleeding and large blood clots. I took another test this morning and the 2nd line was barely visible at all. What d?

Dr. Tracy Berg
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I was pregnant, had serious, heavy bleeding and large blood clots. I took another test this morning and the 2nd line was barely visible at all. What d?

Get evaluated: Unfortunately what you describe could be a miscarriage. Please get it to your doc for testing and definitive diagnosis. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Frances Ilozue
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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Had abortion about 5 days ago, not heavy bleeding the first few days. Tonight I started getting very bad cramps and quite large blood clots normal?

Dr. Frances Ilozue
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Had abortion about 5 days ago, not heavy bleeding the first few days. Tonight I started getting very bad cramps and quite large blood clots normal?

Immediate check up: Immediately follow up with the abortion provider, you need to be thoroughly evaluated to rule out retained product of conception causing increased bleeding. That will also reduce the risk of other complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I'm having heavy bleeding and passing large blood clots, not much cramping, how concerned should I be?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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I'm  having heavy bleeding and passing large blood clots, not much cramping, how concerned should I be?

See below: If you are saturating 1 pad/tampon per hour, then you should be concerned and contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
35 years in practice
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I have heavy bleeding with large blood clots also wonder if i able to still conceive my age is 34 no children right now one miscarriage.

Dr. Neeoo Chin
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I have heavy bleeding with large blood clots also wonder if i able to still conceive my age is 34 no children right now one miscarriage.

Heavy menses: You may want to consult your doctor concerning your heavy menstrual cycles. Medical conditions such as fibroids or polyps can cause heavier and longer menstruation and may interfere with pregnancy and cause infertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Dannielle Harwood
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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I had a period on 12/5/12 to 9th. Then had heavy heavy bleeding and large blood clots on 12/21. Haven't started my period for january am i pregnany?

Dr. Dannielle Harwood
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I had a period on 12/5/12 to 9th. Then had heavy heavy bleeding and large blood clots on 12/21. Haven't started my period for january am i pregnany?

Maybe?: It is possible that you are pregnant and you should take a pregnancy test. Even if neg it does not rule out pregnancy. However it is also possible that you have just had some irregulars menstrual bleeding. Most women will experience one abnormal or irregular menstrual cycle per year. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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Im 21 and started my period 5 days early, experiencing very severe cramping and large clots in blood and heavy bleeding. Is this normal?

Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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Im 21 and started my period 5 days early, experiencing very severe cramping and large clots in blood and heavy bleeding.  Is this normal?

Probably nothing: The menstrual cycle is sensitive to many things (weight changes, stress, medications, etc...). Depending on age, menopausal status and other factors, this may need to be evaluated asap. Keep a strict menstrual diary and follow up with ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
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I had a baby four months ago and I've had my period for almost 3 weeks with very heavy bleeding and very large blood clots including pelvic pain?

Dr. Natalie Sieb
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I had a baby four months ago and I've had my period for almost 3 weeks with very heavy bleeding and very large blood clots including pelvic pain?

See your ob/gyn: First, make an appointment to have your ob/gyn take a full menstruation history and perform a pelvic exam and blood counts. You can start to take at least 200mg of Ibuprofen to help slow the bleeding and help with the pain, up to 4 tabs. It could be an excess of estrogen, possible pregnancy as well. There are Rx hormones that can stop the bleeding but you need an exam first to confirm no pregnancy ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Sharp cramping heavy bleeding dark red blood large blood clots for four days after spotting for 3 weeks. Doc told me last week I have a cyst. ?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Sharp cramping heavy bleeding dark red blood large blood clots for four days after spotting for 3 weeks. Doc told me last week I have a cyst. ?

Common complaint: 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 for cycle regulation. Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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