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What exact kind of hormonal imbalance causes menorrhagia?

What exact kind of hormonal imbalance causes menorrhagia?

Thyroid/Pituitary: 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 don't bleed as much. ...Read more

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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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Define menorrhagia in terms I can understand please.?

Define menorrhagia in terms I can understand please.?

Heavy periods: Menorrhagia simply means heavy periods. Technically, it is defined as more than 80 ml or longer than 7 days, but it is usually used more as a qualitative term. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of menorrhagia?

Depends on Cause: 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 don't bleed as much. ...Read more

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I had a DC yesterday because of menorrhagia, to stop the bleeding, my gyn told me im going to be bleeding for 3-4 days, the DC cure my menorrhagia?

I had a DC yesterday because of menorrhagia, to stop the bleeding, my gyn told me im going to be bleeding for 3-4 days, the DC cure my menorrhagia?

Not always: D&C's are more helpful slowing down or temporarily stopping hemorrhage, but the specimen collected by your doc should help give him/her a possible cause of the bleeding. In general though I do very few D&C's just for bleeding in your age group any more and much of the GYN medical literature says the same thing. Hormonal management is usually the mainstay or surgeries like ablations ...Read more

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What to do if I have menorrhagia n m 14 so doc suggested to take norgestrel and ethinylestradiol tablets once in a day?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...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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I have menorrhagia. I get 5-6 iron infusion/yr.  lysteda vs endometrial ablation (i don’t care for pregnancy). What are pros/cons for each?

I have menorrhagia. I get 5-6 iron infusion/yr.  lysteda vs endometrial ablation (i don’t care for pregnancy). What are pros/cons for each?

If u are getting: Iron infusions, u need to have a da vinci robot hysterectomy and then u will not bleed at all, I do ablations in office and if i could garantee u it would get rid of all of your bleeding that would be the way to go but it doesn't always work and I use Lysteda , but in your case u need it out and the robot is the least invasive way and make sure the doc does many robots not just a few. ...Read more

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After a d+c procedure done for menorrhagia, when can i do things normally? With no health risks or pain or any abnormal symptoms? Like going shopping

After a d+c procedure done for menorrhagia, when can i do things normally? With no health risks or pain or any abnormal symptoms? Like going shopping

1 to 2 days: If there were no complications and you are not anemic you could probably go shopping 24-48 hours after the procedure. As long as you are having no side effects from anesthesia there should be no problem. Always check with your surgeon if you have any questions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who do you see for menorrhagia?

An OB-GYN MD: That type of md handles all causes of menarrhagia expertly. ...Read more

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What could lead to menorrhagia?

Many reasons: 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 don't bleed as much. ...Read more

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Dr. B. Dale Magee
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Increased Menstrual Flow (Definition)

Increased menstrual flow is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual periods result in significant amounts of bleeding. This may occur normally in some women, but ...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