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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

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


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What can cause a heavy menstral period?

What can cause a heavy menstral period?

Many things see your: Gyn for a workup, could be hromones not working right, blood clotting abnormalities, fibroids, adenomyosis of the uterus, endometrial hyperplasia or rarely at your age cancer, so you need blood work , cultures nad an ultrasound and then yoiur gyn can prescibe the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding?

What can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding?

AUB: A variety of things from irregular ovulation, to low platelets, fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis and the perimenopause. Because of the variety of issues possible, its best to discuss with your provider what he/she thinks is the cause. If you're done having children, you may be an ablation candidate. ...Read more

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Can masterbation cause heavy bleeding of menstrual cycle?

Can masterbation cause heavy bleeding of menstrual cycle?

Shouldn't : Unless you're doing something aggressive or traumatic, there should be no overt correlation between masturbation and menstrual flow. Masturbation *during* menstruation could theoretically cause the appearance of heavier flow but likely not actual increased volume of bleeding. ...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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What can cause heavier periods?

What can cause heavier periods?

Lots of reasons!: 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 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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What can cause delayed menstrual period?

What can cause delayed menstrual period?

Delayed period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can cause spotting between periods?

What can cause spotting between periods?

Several things may: If not on pills, it may be due to ovulation, but may also be due to inflammation at the cervix from things as benign as a yeast infection to sometimes as serious as an std. Most cases are just self limited and benign but if you have an unusual discharge, pain, and fever, this needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Also don't forget regular pap smears since precancerous changes may also cause it. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cause vaginal bleeding or menstrual bleeding to become heavier?

Can amoxicillin cause vaginal bleeding or menstrual bleeding to become heavier?

Not likely: Amoxicillin is not known to have any effect on menstruation or vaginal bleeding. You should follow up with the clinic or doctor who prescribed amoxicillin and/or your gynecolegist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause pain and heavy bleeding?

What could cause pain and heavy bleeding?

Pregnancy, fibroids: Endometriosis, abnormal tissue or a polyp inside the uterus, a ruptured ovary cyst , many things so call your gyn or go to the er if u don't have a gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause menstrual irregularity?

What can cause menstrual irregularity?

Irregular periods: There can be several causes for irregular bleeding. Pregnancy, thyroid issues, pcos, and failure to ovulate are some. The cause depends on how long this has been an issue and other symptoms you have. Consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause an irregular menstrual period?

Hormones: Irregular menstrual periods (defined as menstrual bleeding that comes at irregular times) is almost always hormonal. However, the hormonal abnormalities are generally the result of a variety of abnormalities such as ovarian dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, or in many, many cases ......Obesity. Can have adverse health consequences, get checked out. ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal bleeding besides a period?

What can cause vaginal bleeding besides a period?

Polyps and such: Bleeding can occur from cervical or endometrial polyps, vaginal trauma or abrasions, and cervical growths. There are many more reasons but that's just a start. ...Read more

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What would cause pain medication to cause sudden heavy vaginal bleeding?

What would cause pain medication to cause sudden heavy vaginal bleeding?

Which pain med: The only thing that could potentially cause more bleeding is anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen or naproxen, but in reality we actually use them to DECREASE menstrual bleeding because their effect on decreasing menstruation is more pronounced than causing bleeding. ...Read more

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What're the causes of heavy bleeding with menstrual periods?

Heavy menstruation: There are anatomic causes due to pathologies of the uterus, such as polyps, fiboids, adenomyosis (endometriosis of the uterus, ) or pre-malignancies and malignancies. Non-anatomic causes include blood clotting problems, ovulation imbalances, medications and external hormones, etc.. ...Read more

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What can cause very heavy vaginal bleeding and large clots?

Navy bleeding: Several causes for havy vaginal bleeding. Most common is a benign tumor called fibroid . Next is overgrowth of inlining of uterus called endometrium, endometrial polyps and infection. ...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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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Heavy vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a woman's vaginal bleeding is more than the amount of bleeding she has during the heavier-flow days ...Read more