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A lady friend has been having her periods every two weeks heavy heavy flows. She is worried. What can be the case?

A lady friend has been having her periods every two weeks heavy heavy flows. She is worried. What can be the case?

Should be checked: It could be many things. The worst are cervical or uterine cancer. It maybe from an abnormal thyroid gland messing up the hormones. It could be from a benign type of growth inside the uterus called a fibroid. It could just be from stress making the hormone levels rise and fall. Bottom line is, you need to make sure it isn't anything serious, so see your doctor about it soon. ...Read more

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In the last 12 months i keep getting periods every two weeks and the periods are really heavy. I am 26 years old & not sexual active. Thank you?

In the last 12 months i keep getting periods every two weeks and the periods are really heavy. I am 26 years old & not sexual active. Thank you?

Poor ovulation or...: Depends on cause of heavy bleeding. Need evaluation (labs) and sonogram. Often due to poor ovulation (polycystic ovaries - pcos). So no rhythm to female hormones and hence no rhythm to uterine bleeding. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills, cyclic progestin, Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), & Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more

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40yrs old, having periods every two weeks for 2 mths. Last week very light flow 7 days, 2nd week now changing every 2 hrs with very heavy flow.

40yrs old, having periods every two weeks for 2 mths. Last week very light flow 7 days, 2nd week now changing every 2 hrs with very heavy flow.

2 weeks, & 2 hours: This pattern of your menstrual cycle of changing every 2 hours with cycles every two weeks is not normal and can lead to anemia. A GYN MD can solve the problem and seek a solution for you with an exam. ...Read more

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I have periods every two weeks if i'm on bc. I tried paragard and it was misplaced so i can't use an IUD now. Why is this?! I am fed up!

I have periods every two weeks if i'm on bc. I tried paragard and it was misplaced so i can't use an IUD now. Why is this?! I am fed up!

Try another?: Not every birth control works for every woman. Most commonly the best for regulating periods is oral contraceptives. If the doctor was at fault for misplacing the iud, i'm not sure why you can't try another, like the Mirena (levonorgestrel) which helps to decrease menstrual flow. If you tried one oral contraceptive and it didn't work, i would try another brand. I think you still have options, so don't give up. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have periods every 2 weeks that last more than 7 days?

Frequent periods: This is too frequent and can lead to anemia. You need to see your gynecologist to determine the cause. It will probably respond to bcp. ...Read more

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Is it normal to soak through super size tampons and pads every 2-3 hours for more than 4 days? Getting periods every 2 weeks

Is it normal to soak through super size tampons and pads every 2-3 hours for more than 4 days? Getting periods every 2 weeks

Not normal: This is too much bleeding. You could become anemic. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to check your blood counts and get some help managing your periods. Sometimes doctors use birth control pills temporarily to regulate bleeding like this. You may also need an ultrasound to look for the cause. Please be seen as soon as possible and thanks for using Healthtap ...Read more

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I have been seeing my periods every 2 weeks for numerous months, i used to be very regular, & I am a lot heavier please can u help?

I have been seeing my periods every 2 weeks for numerous months, i used to be very regular, & I am a lot heavier please can u help?

Look up : Pcos, or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. That's likely the culprit. You may need birth control pills to regulate ovulation and a medicine called metformin may help with weight loss efforts. If u have depression, wellbutrin (bupropion) and metformin in combo can be even better in your weight loss efforts, good luck. ...Read more