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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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What causes heavy bleeding with clots and severe cramps unlike my periods cramps 3days prior to my regular 25days cycle periods.

What causes heavy bleeding with clots and severe cramps unlike my periods cramps 3days prior to my regular 25days cycle periods.

Consult with your dr: best to check with your doctor to find out the cause, I am available for second opinion if needed www.healthtap.com/drinocenciocandelaria ...Read more

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Are my heavy period and low thyroid problems related?

Are my heavy period and low thyroid problems related?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause heavy period. The only way to know is to confirm the low thyroid on a blood test, determine why it's low and treat it appropriately.If the thyroid tests are ok or treated correctly but heavy period remains, then look for another cause. ...Read more

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Severe ovulation pain, heavy painful periods with blood clots, dizziness and fatigue. ?

Severe ovulation pain, heavy painful periods with blood clots, dizziness and fatigue. ?

Hormones: Your body seems sensitive to your cycling hormones. The oral contraceptive pill, contraceptive injection, or contraceptive ring will inhibit ovulation--taking care of that pain. They will also decrease your heavy bleeding with clots and pains. You may be dizzy and feeling fatigue because of blood loss. Have your blood level checked by a doctor and start iron supplementation. ...Read more

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Having light periods with pink blood since a few months.Is it normal? All hormone tests are normal.Sister has heavy periods!

Having light periods with pink blood since a few months.Is it normal? All hormone tests are normal.Sister has heavy periods!

Menorrhagia: Thank goodness you are not your sister! If there is no chance of pregnancy, know that the duration, flow, consistency of vaginal bleeding varies from person to person and cycle to cycle. ...Read more

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Period comes between 3 to 4 months with heavy periods,this month it came on time with very very light period.thyroid and hormones tests are fine.20yr?

Period  comes between 3 to 4 months with heavy periods,this month it came on time with very very light period.thyroid and hormones tests are fine.20yr?

Need treatment: If you are having a period only every 3-4 months, that's not normal and need to be treated. If you're not wanting to get pregnant, the easiest way to regulate is with birth control pills. If you are wanting to get pregnant, you are probably not ovulating, and you need to discuss treatment with your GYN. ...Read more

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Are my heavy periods contributing to my low iron?

Are my heavy periods contributing to my low iron?

Quite possibly: Low iron, which is associated with anemia, is commonly caused by chronic blood loss. Heavy menstrual bleeding and/or prolonged bleeding can lead to iron deficiency and anemia. Fatigue and exercise intolerance are common symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause very irregular periods and heavy bleeding? My periods typically are short (2-3days) but are extremely heavy. I am young and healthy

What could cause very irregular periods and heavy bleeding? My periods typically are short (2-3days) but are extremely heavy. I am young and healthy

Varies: For some women, it is can be due to polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes hormone imbalances, and lack of ovulation; for others it can be due to being overweight, also: thyroid dysfunction, and endometriosis are possible causes. In some women precancerous changes, polyps, fibroids or ovarian cysts can disrupt normal menstrual functioning. Some lab testing, and sonogram can usually help identif. ...Read more

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Spotting and light bleeding around periods time for 3-4 days followed by slightly heavy bleeding and now heavy bleeding with clots. Its been total 9 d?

Spotting and light bleeding around periods time for 3-4 days followed by slightly heavy bleeding and now heavy bleeding with clots. Its been total 9 d?

Usually no concern: While this could represent fibroids, it is unlikely at your young age. It may also reflect alterations during the previous weeks of your rise and fall of estradiol and progesterone. Only see a gynecologist if it persists. ...Read more

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Mom with menopause had periods of heavy bleeding due to which she is put on hrt. endo biopsy negative. Are these episodes of heavy bleeding normal?

Mom with menopause had periods of heavy bleeding due to which she is put on hrt. endo biopsy negative. Are these episodes of heavy bleeding normal?

No, not really: Heavy post menopausal bleeding is never normal, as it can be a sign of uterine cancer. She's had a negative endometrial biopsy though. She might have benign uterine fibroids (uterine nodules) or polyps. They can cause bleeding. Hopefully she's had a CT scan or pelvic ultrasound scan. If the med treatments don't work, then she could consider a hysterectomy or a uterine ablation procedure. ...Read more

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Can low blood count cause light periods? I started to get lighter and lighter periods irregular, already im low on iron and now im low on folic acid

Can low blood count cause light periods? I started to get lighter and lighter periods irregular, already im low on iron and now im low on folic acid

Yes.: Low blood count, leading to light, irregular periods results from an inadequate diet ; other risk factors. Foods rich in folic acid: liver, egg yolk, dried beans, lentils, spinach, beetroot, broccoli, bananas, oranges to be eaten raw as possible, to preserve folic acid. Iron from mollusks, liver, squash pumpkin seeds, nuts, beef, whole grains, lamb, beans, tofu, cocoa. Supplements of fe ; folic acid. ...Read more

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Period a week early and heavy. I have paragard IUD and periods are regular. No menstrual cramps only irregular sharp pain in pelvic region. Worry?

 Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis.: The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes heavy bleeding with clots and severe cramps unlike my periods cramps 3days prior to my regular 25days cycle periods. Plus been active around my ovulation time and most fertile period. Could it implantation bleeding or a chemical pregnancy...

What causes heavy bleeding with clots and severe cramps unlike my periods cramps 3days prior to my regular 25days cycle periods.
Plus been active around my ovulation time and most fertile period. Could it implantation bleeding or a chemical pregnancy...

Need evaluation: to determine the reason for your heavy bleeding with clots. Implantation bleeding is usually only a few drops of blood. If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse, you should be evaluated for sexually transmitted diseases (STD), which can cause changes in menstrual bleeding. Pregnancy (chemical or otherwise) is much less likely, but can do pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual cycle with huge clotting and stomach cramps?

Heavy menstrual cycle with huge clotting and stomach cramps?

Not normal: These symptoms, especially if new onset, need to be evaluated. Causes can be anatomical such as uterine myomas, polyps or cancer. Hematologic abnormalities can also cause heavy cycles with clots. Pregnancy needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I'm having mid cycle bleeding vaginal cramping heavy dizziness and and late period frist time for all symptoms help?

I'm having mid cycle bleeding vaginal cramping heavy dizziness and  and late period frist time for all symptoms help?

See an OB/GYN: This sounds like you need an exam and to make sure you have not become anemic from bleeding. Go and see someone. ...Read more

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Having irregular periods. Was always on schedule. Usually extremely heavy w big clots. On period now and only spots of red and brown.? ???

Having irregular periods. Was always on schedule. Usually extremely  heavy w big clots. On period now and only spots of red and brown.? ???

OBGYN exam: You'll need to have an OBGYN exam to discover the cause(s). It may be very simple - even a variation - based on other body fluctuations. It's good to check from time to time and this may be a good reason. Hope it goes well. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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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


Dr. Scott Kramer
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Heavy Periods (Definition)

Heavy periods = Menorrhagia= excessively heavy ...Read more