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Long flight coming up. Heavy periods from fibroids. How can I handle this? No way I can't go.

Long flight coming up. Heavy periods from fibroids. How can I handle this? No way I can't go.

See an GYN first: Sometimes fibroids can be treated by alternative methods such as uterine artery embolization, or focused ultrasound. Fibroids under the lining of the womg (sub-mucosal) can be removed via outpatient hysteroscopic surgery. Otherwise, you will need a "lot of stock in kimberly- clark" (tampons and pads) on this trip. A low blood level (anemia) will also cause excessive fatigue on your trip. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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I'll be 49 this year. I have 3 fibroids. At my age should I just live with my heavy periods and pain, being do close to menopause? Will it go away?

I'll be 49 this year. I have 3 fibroids. At my age should I just live with my heavy periods and pain, being do close to menopause? Will it go away?

Possibly: When you go through menopause your heavy periods will stop. The average age of menopause in the us is 51. If your heavy periods are affecting your life then you should have a hysterectomy. If you can wait then go for it. Make sure you aren't becoming anemic with symptoms of weakness, fatigue, dizzyness and appearing pale. For a minimally invasive hysterectomy call my office 714-997-9595. ...Read more

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Very heavy periods and tremondous pain. A 4x5 CM fibroid in uterus.

Very heavy periods and tremondous pain. A 4x5 CM fibroid in uterus.

Consider surgery: If the fibroid is causing heavy bleeding and pain, you may need a surgery to remove the fibroid or hormonal suppression using contraception in order to help with your current problem. What matters is where the fibroid is...is it in the wall? Is it inside the uterus? I'd be happy to talk to you more about what's going on via consultation. ...Read more

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Should my 3 fibroids in my uterus be removed? I am 40yrs old with heavy periods.

Should my 3 fibroids in my uterus be removed? I am 40yrs old with heavy periods.

That is an option: I would also consider uterine fibroid embolization (ufe), a minimally invasive treatment of fibroids that spares surgery. Heavy bleeding can commonly be caused by fibroids and can be treated successfully by embolization. Two good resources are www. Ask4ufe. Com and the society for interventional radiology (sir, the national organization of interventional radiologists) website at www. Sirweb. Org. ...Read more

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Heavy periods after hyperscopic mynoctectomy on Aug 7th. Dr removed 4 fibroids. I had heavy bleeding and anemia. Well I had 2 periods since surgery. Should I worry?

Heavy periods after hyperscopic mynoctectomy on Aug 7th. Dr removed 4 fibroids. I had heavy bleeding and anemia. Well I had 2 periods since surgery. Should I worry?

Follow up: It is important after surgery to schedule a follow-up visit with your surgeon. That Doctor is going to be in the best position to know what happened during surgery and what to do after. After myomectomy there is often some irregular bleeding that takes a little time to resolve ...Read more

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Is it normal to have amenorrhea when you have PCOS and fibroids? Doc said the PCOS was "protecting" me from the heavy periods caused by fibroids.

Is it normal to have amenorrhea when you have PCOS and fibroids? Doc said the PCOS was "protecting" me from the heavy periods caused by fibroids.

Yes: Amenorrhea due to pcos is common due to no ovulation but it is not a good thing or protection because eventually you will have a very heavy period after couple of months
Evaluation by a doctor is important for follow up ...Read more

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If I want all my fibroids removed and get evaluated for having heavy periods with clots bigger than a quarter will I become pregnant sooner?

If I want all my fibroids removed and get evaluated for having heavy periods with clots bigger than a quarter will I become pregnant sooner?

Fibroids: Fibroids can cause pressure, pain, bleeding, and/or difficulty getting or maintaining a pregnancy. You have some of these symptoms with the heavy bleeding and clotting. The symptoms relate to the location of the fibroids within the uterus. If you are trying to get pregnant, you should get some testing to address where these fibroids are located to improve your chance for success. ...Read more

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Why do uterine fibroids cause such horrible pain and heavy periods? I have two small ones near my cervix.

Depends on location: It sounds like these are submucous fibroids, meaning they are inside the uterine cavity. Submucous fibroids don't have to be very buff to cause problems like heavy bleeding. The cramps tend to be worse because the uterus is contracting to try and get rid of them, but of course it can't since they are attached. The can be resected using Hysteroscopy as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cysts and fibroids without ever being sexually active? I heard fibroids cause heavy periods and mine are extremely heavy with clots

Can you get ovarian cysts and fibroids without ever being sexually active? I heard fibroids cause heavy periods and mine are extremely heavy with clots

Yes but: Ovarian cysts & fibroid are both possible without ever being sexually active. But neither are the likely cause of having heavy periods are age 16. At age 16, the far most likely cause is imbalance in hormone levels or a genetic tendency to having heavy periods. A gynecologist can help you figure out the best option for treatment. This can include high-dose ibuprofen, birth control pills or others. ...Read more

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Heavy periods, soak super+ tampons <1h large clots. Debilitating cramps. Started 1yr ago. Now on IV Fe. Early satiety. Fibroids/Cancer? Normal?

Heavy periods, soak super+ tampons <1h large clots. Debilitating cramps. Started 1yr ago. Now on IV Fe. Early satiety. Fibroids/Cancer? Normal?

Contraceptive pill: You may wish to discuss with your doctor the option of taking a type of contraceptive pill that limits your periods to 3-4 times a year or even postpone it for longer.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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41yr, heavy periods (due to harm imbalance), intramural fibroid (3cm), missed period. Dr said perimenopause, dr told to eat soy. Does it increase period? Fib?,

Possible: Soy contains plant Estrogens which can have an effect on the human body. If you have a fibroid it may grow by eating too much soy and contribute to heavy periods, breast tenderness and menstraul irregularities which can all be side effects of taking estrogen. ...Read more

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I am a 49 and my menstrual cycle has been changing the last few years. I have subserosal and intramural fibroids that cause me to have heavy periods. This cycle I have been spotting and passing tissue consistently. Am concerned about uterine cancer.

I am a 49 and my menstrual cycle has been changing the last few years. I have subserosal and intramural fibroids that cause me to have heavy periods. This cycle I have been spotting and passing tissue consistently. Am concerned about uterine cancer.

Gynecologic Checkup: Irregular menses can be due to your approaching Menopause. Fibroids can certainly cause some of your symptoms. You need to see a gynecologist who can examine you and assure you that you do not have Cancer. I personally do not place cancer on my list of possibilities/causes for your bleeding. Uterine Cancer can cause irregular bleeding but usually in post- menopausal women >65 years old. ...Read more

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Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table. Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table. Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Bleeding, anemia: Fibroids, also called leiomyomas are benign uterine tumors (not cysts) that can cause pain and heavy bleeding with your periods. If they are causing very heavy periods, this can lead to anemia and the dizziness, lightheadedness, etc you described. They are easily diagnosed with an ultrasound. See your ob/gyn for this. ...Read more

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I am anemic/heavy periods/fibroids. Twice during periods I have had severe tachycardia, high BP and sudden dry mouth and lightheaded. Is it related?

May be: Anemia may coexist with high blood pressure, but anemia does not cause high blood pressure. So you need an internist evaluation, some laboratory work up, follow up, etc. Also, hopefully a treatment plan is made for your heavy periods and fibroids resulting in anemia which can certainly lead to tachycardia and lightheadedness ...Read more

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Are heavy periods with clots normal if you've had it that way for a long time?

Are heavy periods with clots normal if you've had it that way for a long time?

Hard to say: It's hard to say what is "normal"--what you are describing is common and may be your normal or could be a sign of rime thing like a uterine fibroid or polyp. Even if it is your normal, that doesn't mean you have to just live with it if it is interfering with your quality of life. See a provider for evaluation to see if it is just normal for you and what your options are. ...Read more

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I went on the pill at 15 for heavy periods. I'm now 30 and think that I've been on it way too long. My gyno says it's fine. Is it really ok?

I went on the pill at 15 for heavy periods. I'm now 30 and think that I've been on it way too long. My gyno says it's fine. Is it really ok?

Progesterone: Heavy periods are due to an imbalance of either too much estrogen and/or too little progesterone being produced during the two weeks before your period. Ask about switching to oral micronized progesterone on days 13-37 of your cycle.
Where do you live? May be I can do a Concierge consult with you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Symptoms going on for 3-4 years: pelvic pains, irregular, prolonged, heavy periods with bloodclots. Weight gain. Only 3-4 per year. Never seen a gyno?

Symptoms going on for 3-4 years: pelvic pains, irregular, prolonged, heavy periods with bloodclots. Weight gain. Only 3-4 per year. Never seen a gyno?

Doctor can evaluate: When abnormal symptoms happen to a teen or young adult, one can see her pediatrician (if the pediatrician is willing to see patients through college-age), or she can see her family-medicine or adult-medicine doctor. The patient should write down all her symptoms, how often they happen, what makes them worse, and what makes them better, and take the information to the doctor. 3-4 years is to long! ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a doctor about my abnormally long and heavy periods?

Absolutely why suffe: Suffer, and u want to make sure u do not have anything bad going on like an undiagnosed cancer or precancer- most likely not, but u could have fibroids, endometrial polyps, hormonal problems or other so with a proper workup u can get treatment so u have normal or light or no periods. ...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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Having anxiety, just found out I'm very anemic from long, heavy periods, think the symptoms can be heightened by the anxiety??

Having anxiety, just found out I'm very anemic from long, heavy periods, think the symptoms can be heightened by the anxiety??

Very possible: It is possible to have heightened symptoms of anemia secondary to anxiety. If you are unable to cope with every day life please see a therapist or talk to your doctor about your anxiety and whether you may benefit from a medication ...Read more

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I'm in my 40s and suddenly have a very light period. I'm usually very heavy. History of Fibroids and cycle is now 21-25 days long. What is going on?

Probably ok: Period flow can vary month to month, reflecting how much growth of the uterine lining occurred the preceding month. It will probably normalize the following month. With fibroids, I would be more concerned about heavier periods, so do t worry about this one. ...Read more

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If a girl normally has long semi-heavy periods lasting for about 10 days and sometimes doesn't get them. What does this usually signify?

Variable menses: Ask you physician. Probably normal for you. Ask you mother and other women in family if they had this when they were young. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata (fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain (aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


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