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I normally have heavy periods, but its been two months since the last one. I've had intense stomach and pain and some nausea. Could i be pregnant?

I normally have heavy periods, but its been two months since the last one. I've had intense stomach and pain and some nausea. Could i be pregnant?

Possible pregnancy: When a woman misses 2 periods it is possibly pregnancy, so check a pregnancy test. Otherwise likely caused by hormones being off, so a period if coming will be heavier than usual. Thyroid problems, stress, gaining or losing weight can cause a woman to miss a period or two. ...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

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Why do uterine fibroids cause such horrible pain and heavy periods? I have two small ones near my cervix.

Why do uterine fibroids cause such horrible pain and heavy periods? I have two small ones near my cervix.

Depends on location: It sounds like these are submucous fibroids, meaning they are inside the uterine cavity. Submucous fibroids don't have to be very buff to cause problems like heavy bleeding. The cramps tend to be worse because the uterus is contracting to try and get rid of them, but of course it can't since they are attached. The can be resected using Hysteroscopy as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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Prolong heavy periods severe pain "27 year old mother of five last delivery 12 months ago severe stomach cramping bloating iregular prolonged heavy periods 2 weeks on 1 week off pain can be very severe at times

You : You need to see your gynecologist. This is not normal and can mean a variety of things. You could have uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus), endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the uterine wall) pregnancy also needs to be ruled out. If you recently started or changed birth control that could be a factor. You need to see your doctor for a complete history and physical, and diagnostic testing (pap smear if due, possibly pelvic ultrasound, and/or endometrial biopsy). Best of luck. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Try non steroidal anti inflammatory medications (ex Ibuprofen)
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Consider birth control options to suppress the menstrual cycle
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Consider a hormone-free medication like Lysteda when period starts
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Ask your Obgyn if you might have endometriosis
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For the past 1.5 years I've had extremely heavy periods. (Not normal for me) and now the last 3 months I've had a period for one day (also not normal)?

Recommend GYN eval.: 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

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Im 19 years old nd im getting heavy periods since two months which lasts about 25 days nd der is clotting .... Plz help is dis a serious issue?

Im 19 years old nd im getting heavy periods since two months which lasts about 25 days nd der is clotting .... Plz help is dis a serious issue?

Likely not serious: If it's been 2 months, highly unlikely there's anythign too worrisome going on. If it persists next month you should see a doctor, get an exam, and he/she will help figure it out. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Use ibuprofen as needed
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Start ibuprofen 1 day prior to onset of menstruation
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Drink plenty of water
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Call your doctor if home treatment isn't helping
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Menorrhagia (Definition)

Menorrhagia is also known as Excessive menstrual bleeding. Menorrhagia refers to prolonged or excessive menstrual flow. Normal duration of the period is 7 days or less, and 80 millilitres of ...Read more

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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

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