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How can I stop my heavy periods?

How can I stop my heavy periods?

Hormones, Procedure: Heavy flows can be remedied relatively easily with the birth control pill, and iud, a medication called lysteda, or, for example a simple procedure called endometrial ablation. The procedure should only be done if you are finished having children and ideally have a permanent form of birth control on board. Of course, your gyn should check that all is ok first with a sono, and some labs. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Menorrhagia (Definition)

Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you ...Read more


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How can I treat really heavy periods?

How can I treat really heavy periods?

SEE YOUR GYN: U need a workup , depending on the cause and what you child bearing desires are, bcpills, or lysteda, or endometrial abaltion that I do in offcie, or sometimes depending on the situation you may need a hysterectomy( usually u will not need the hysterectomy unless other measures tried first all fail). ...Read more

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What does it mean to have "heavy periods"?

What does it mean to have "heavy periods"?

Define heavy: What is heavy menses for one woman might seem not so heavy for another. Some questions to help determine if your period is heavy. How many tampons or pads do you use daily? How many days do you bleed for? Do you have clots, or solid chunks of blood with your periods? Do you ever soak through your tampon or pad, getting blood on your clothes or bed sheets? If the answers are yes, see a gyn! ...Read more

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Why have I always had heavy periods. I am 22 years of age. ?

Why have I always had heavy periods. I am 22 years of age. ?

Unlucky: Some people have heavy periods, some are light for some women. This can be genetically predisposing and you may have a family member who also has heavy cycles. This can be a normal variant in some women, and you may just be an unlucky one who has heavy periods. Get your GYN to evaluate you to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have had unusually heavy periods recently. Should I be worried?

Depends: It is depend on how heavy your periods -depend onhow many pads you change a day and how long has it been. You need toget evaluation. If periods are toolong and too heavy, you can have anemia-cause fatigue and dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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How come I get heavy periods at 17?

How come I get heavy periods at 17?

Common: There are many reasons for heavy periods and they can occur at any age. Common reasons at a young age are use of certain medications (aspirin, some herbals etc), not ovulating regularly, and some blood disorders. If they are consistently heavy, get a good exam and some blood work to evaluate them. ...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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Do migraines and heavy periods have any connection?

Do migraines and heavy periods have any connection?

Possible: Both menstrual migraine and menstrually related migraines do occur and not unique to find success from meds used as preventatives such as topirimate or depakote. A triptans Frova (frovatriptan) can both stop and prevent ha's. Discuss these approaches with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do for my super heavy periods/really emotional?

Depends: At age 42 it important to exclude possible causes for the heavy periods such as anatomical abnormalities within the uterus (fibroids , adenomyosis) and/or ovulatory dysfunction during the peri menopausal transition. Treatment can can include hormonal treatments such as bcp or hrt , Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or surgical treatments ( (uterine ablation , myomectomy and others). ...Read more

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My ferritin is 1 no heavy periods and eat well what could it be?

My ferritin is 1 no heavy periods and eat well what could it be?

Low ferritin: Low ferritin in asymptomatic person could be lab error, also you need to check your stool for occult blood at least on three seperate occasions. In addition, check for malabsorption such as coeliac disease glutein sensitivity. ...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


Dr. David Adler
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Excessive Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Excessive menstrual bleeding is a clinical finding in which a woman bleeds significantly with her menstruation, often due to bleeding disorders or issues with ...Read more