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Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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I have had a bad smell for three weeks and had a abnormal heavy period for 7 days and still have lightly bleeding with bad smell!?

I have had a bad smell for three weeks and had a abnormal heavy period for 7 days and still have lightly bleeding with bad smell!?

Sounds like BV: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle and can be a normal sign of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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Bleeding for 4-5 days. First two- three days heavy. Period or implantation?? Occurred the day my period was due.

Bleeding for 4-5 days. First two- three days heavy. Period or implantation?? Occurred the day my period was due.

Probably period.: A positive home pregnancy test can tell a woman that prior spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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My period is late. Last intercourse 5 weeks ago was protected, I had a heavy period the week after and three negative tests today. Very confused!

My period is late. Last intercourse 5 weeks ago was protected, I had a heavy period the week after and three negative tests today. Very confused!

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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9 days late now three days of light pink spotting barely there had fever one day gone now one + and 5-, miscarriage or cyst? Cramps, day11 heavy period

9 days late now three days of light pink spotting barely there had fever one day gone now one + and 5-, miscarriage or cyst? Cramps, day11 heavy period

Can be normal: I would have to get more history to answer your question, and you age, menstural history etc., if you are saying you had 5 NEG pregnancy tests and you are still late and this is new for you, than you can wait, some times stress, medications etc can cause a person to have delayed period. However if your pregnancy test were postive than it is a different management ...Read more

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I've been really tired and I been feeling like puking. I missed my period for 3 months and I got it today? Very heavy period? What's wrong?

I've been really tired and I been feeling like puking. I missed my period for 3 months and I got it today? Very heavy period? What's wrong?

Possibly miscarriage: If missing your cycle for 3 months is unusual for you and you had pregnancy symptoms, it is possible you may have been pregnant. Did you do a home pregnancy test? See your doctor for an assessment as you are passing a large amount of blood and require further evaluation. All the best. ...Read more

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Been having 3-week long heavy period for 3 months now. I am experiencing back aches and fever during this cycle. And my stomach is bloating. Why?

Been having 3-week long heavy period for 3 months now. I am experiencing back aches and fever during this cycle. And my stomach is bloating. Why?

Need exam: This is very abnormal and clearly needs to be worked up. You may be suffering from endometriosis, pid (a chronic severe infection), etc. You really need to see a gyn at this point. ...Read more

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I shuld worry if I have scanty period or heavy period??

I shuld worry if I have scanty period or heavy period??

Depends: One heavy or light period infrequently is not a big issue. If they are frequent then you should have your physician evaluate you. ...Read more

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I am having my third heavy period this month & im in so much pain. Why?

Hormonal problems: There can be hormonal problems such as low thyroid and also anatomical problems such as fibroids or polyps of ovarian cysts that can cause heavy irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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What do I do if my preteen has a heavy period?

What do I do if my preteen has a heavy period?

See gynecologist: If a preteen is having very heavy periods, she should see a gynecologist. This could indicate a blood clotting problem. ...Read more

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When is a heavy period a problem?

Heavy period: Periods that are bright red in character and exceed 3 pads in 30 minutes needs immediate MD attention as that is hemorrhage. (not a period). Long term heavy periods can also cause a low blood level (anemia). ...Read more

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What is considered a heavy period?

Menorrhagia: 1.hormone imbalance--estrogen/progesterone-imbalance:endometrium developes in excess--heavy period
2.Dysfunction of ovariesif ovary does not release an egg--Anovulation-your body will not make progesterone--results in hormone imbalance --heavy bleed
3.uterine fibroids 4.polyps--growths in the uterous 5.Adenomyosis: 6.IUD :devises 7.cancer 8:medications9.bleeding disorders 9. infection ...Read more

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Can exercise cause a heavy period?

Can exercise cause a heavy period?

NO!: Exercise, if anything, will make your period better, but in general, exercise and the severity of your period are not correlated. Get a bunch of elite female athletes together and you will see: even though they are all at the top of their sports, in amazing physical condition, exercising huge amounts most days, some will have horrid periods, and some will be light and easy. It's genetics mostly. ...Read more

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Can women have heavy period over 40?

Yes.: Can have heavy periods at any age, but particularly around menopause things can get unusual in terms of cycle length and flow. Any bleeding after menopause needs investigation. ...Read more

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What is considered a "heavy" period?

12 pads/day or more: Heavy periods are periods that soak a pad in less than an hour or last more than 7 days. If you are anemic from your periods they are too heavy. ...Read more

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What can you do about a heavy period?

What can you do about a heavy period?

See a GYN MD: The causes of heavy menstrual periods are multiple and a GYN MD can sort through with you the history and perform and examination to determine the best medical approach. ...Read more

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What does a one day heavy period mean?

Normal: Some women have long periods, some are shorter. ...Read more

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How can I address a very heavy period?

How can I address a very heavy period?

Many ways: 1st: evaluation- blood test for hormones, us for fibroids, hysteroscopy for polyps, endometrial biopsy for abnormal cells. 2nd: treatment- ocp if not smoker, progesterone, iud, remove fibroid or polyp if present, meds such as lysteda, endometrial ablation, uterine artery embolization and finally- hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with a really heavy period?

Please see your gyn: So u do not have to cope with it, u need a workup with an exam, blood work and cultures and an ultrasound, and then there are many meds u can get on to make it not heavy or to not have it at all, and after I did a proper workup I would offer u in office endometrial ablation which is a great procedure to stop or markedly lighten your period, takes 8 minutes, covered by insurance, miss 1/2 day work. ...Read more

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What causes a heavy period when its normally lite?

Full calorie period: Your period has a lining called the endometrium that normally produces" lite" to moderate venous bleeding x 3 to 5 days. A "full calorie" period entails a thickened endometrium or worse bleeding from a abnormal growth in the uterus which is like the "bladder buster full calorie" soda at the convenience store, it is more than can be handled in one sitting. See a GYN MD soon. ...Read more

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How often should I change my pad with a heavy period?

When it is soaked: But you should have an evaluation of the heavy period by your gyn for proper diagnosis and treatment so you won't have to deal with heavy bleeding and make sure nothing strange is going on, like an endometrial polyp, fibriod, pre- cancer, cancer, etc. You should go for an exam, blood work and ultrasound and you may need a short 4 minute in offcie hysteroscopy and biopsy to make sure u are ok. ...Read more

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I have had a heavy period for 9 days now, why is that?

No one could answer: Without much more information. You should get a formal (paid) consult or see a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Heavy period after skipping one first time ever. I'm 45?

Heavy period after skipping one first time ever. I'm 45?

That's common: As you get older it is more possible to skip or be late for a period. Then when the period occurs it is usually heavier and may have more cramps than usuall. This is because more lining of the uterus has grown that then needs to shed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have quite a heavy period for two weeks?

Is it normal to have quite a heavy period for two weeks?

Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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I've only had 1 day of heavy period, what could be wrong?

I've only had 1 day of heavy period, what could be wrong?

Shorter/ Lighter: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...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