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Heavy periods and bad pains?

Heavy periods and bad pains?

Heavy periods: Heavy periods frequently are related to ovary cyst, abnormal hormone balance. If you are close to the menopausal, could be heavy, if you are taking to much pain medication, or having coagulation abnormalities. Ultrasound help, dr gyn. Check up and lab test, for hormone, coagulation profile, and back pain evaluation. ...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 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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Why do I get extremely heavy periods?

Many reasons: Heavy menses (menorrhagia) can have many etiologies (reasons). These can include ovulation issues, fibroids, cancers, adenomyosis, polyps, pregnancy and possible infections. It is not normal and should be evaluated by your gynecologist. Initial evaluation will include history, exam, laboratories, and ultrasound. ...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 is the cause of heavy periods at 44?

See a GYN: If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids. If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods! ...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 heavy periods and period twice a month?

Why heavy periods and  period  twice a month?

Be seen: Hormonal irregularity due to getting closer to menopause is the most common reason for irregular periods, but other possibilities include polyps or fibroids in the uterus, or abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus. I recommend you see your doctor and get a workup for this. ...Read more

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I have really heavy periods should I be concern?

Heavy periods: Heavy periods are indicated by passing clots , flooding through clothes , requiring unusually high number of tampoons or pads or combination of two or bleeding for more than 7 days. Heavy periods can be caused fibroids, poly cystic ovaries, medications, IUD . It can cause low haemoglobin and affect physically , socially and emotionally. Examination by doctor and investigation would be recommended ...Read more

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What can cause sudden irregular and heavy periods?

What can cause sudden irregular and heavy periods?

A # of things: Quite a few things can do it -- certain birth control methods such as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Anovulation (absence of ovulation) with resultant breakthrough heavy bleeding is by far the most common cause of irregular heavy bleeding. Talking to primary care physician or obgyn would be necessary to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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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

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