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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

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Treatment options for very excessive menstrual bleeding and done having children?

Treatment options for very excessive menstrual bleeding and done having children?

Quite a few: 1. Medication to control cycles, of which there are several. 2 .Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. 3. Endometrial ablation. 4. Possibly a uterine fibroid embolization if you have fibroids. 5. Hysterectomy (for which there are several approaches). ...Read more

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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Excessive menstrual bleeding normal if 48?

Excessive menstrual bleeding normal if 48?

No: Excessive menstrual bleeding is never normal and there is always something causing it. So please go and see a doctor that can adress this problem. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive menstrual bleeding?

What can cause excessive menstrual bleeding?

Heavy vaginal bleedi: Excessive menstrual bleeding may be associated with uterine abnormalities including fibroids (benign smooth muscle tumors), polys, and hormonal imbalances. It is important to have a physical exam and pap smear to evaluate the uterine cervix for any abnormalities. ...Read more

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Excessive menstrual bleeding can be caused by what?

Excessive menstrual bleeding can be caused by what?

Many reasons: Abnormalities in the uterus like fibroids, polyps or adenomyosis bleeding disorders, hormonal irregularities and more. Consult your gyn. ...Read more

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What is the testing for excessive menstrual bleeding?

What is the testing for excessive menstrual bleeding?

Depends: I usually tesy the blood count and TSH (thyroid). Rarely i order more. If a patient has a story of easy bruisability i would check for bleeding disorders. If i was concerned about your ability to cycle i might extend the work up to a pcos evaluation, with fasting Insulin and blood sugar. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive menstrual bleeding lasting days?

What can cause excessive menstrual bleeding lasting days?

Many cause: Fibroids, polyps, cancer, enlarged uterus , bleeding problems, hormonal problems. Get it elvauated and with varios tests hopefully the cause will be determined. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding for the past week. Is there anything I can do or take to stop the bleeding?

I have been experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding for the past week. Is there anything I can do or take to stop the bleeding?

See a GYN MD: Yes, your can go see a GYN MD and find out why the bleeding is excessive this month, as there is nothing that you can otherwise do to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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How serious is excessive menstrual bleeding with clots?

Depends: On what your definition of excessive is. If you are changing 5 pads a day that can be normal a pad or 2 every hour can cause severe anemia and its consequences. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...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