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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

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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What does implantation bleeding mean does it mean i could be pregnant and how long da it last for?

What does implantation bleeding mean does it mean i could be pregnant and how long da it last for?

Sometimes: When an embryo implants into uterus , an yes by definition you are pregnant, you might spot a tiny bit.Though a big deal is made over implantation bleeding it is rare. The spotting is very light maybe even missed or seen on a day or two. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my period so light this month?

What does it mean if my period so light this month?

Possible causes: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have period for a month?

What does it mean when I have period for a month?

Depends: You may have had an anovulatory cycle. You may have an infection. You may have a medicaiton interaction. You may ahve many other things. This will depend on your age, your state of health, any co-morbid health conditons, you state of nutrition and many other issues. It is usually due to not ovulating this cycle. See your gyn if there is concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a watery period and it's heavy?

What does it mean if you have a watery period and it's heavy?

Abnormal bleeding: Abnormal bleeding can occur due to multiple causes: hormonal imbalance, thyroid disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, anovulation, being obese etc. It would be hard to answer your question without knowing some basic info or personal health. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my period is early?

What does it mean when my period is early?

Not much: Have a sit down with your gynecologist if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a very light period mean?

How will i know what does a very light period mean?

Light period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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If my period is heavy does that mean I have tumors

NOT NECESSARILY: It is always possible that you have fibroids (benign tumors), but having a heavy period may not signal any abnormality at all. If you continue to be disturbed go and be examined by a gynecologist. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean that I get really tired after eating? I'm pregnant.

It may be your diet.: Whether you are pregnant or not, digesting food requires an investment of energy and a shift of blood to the intestines. The content of the meal can affect the energy required. I think everyone has experienced the desire for a siesta after a high fat meal. When you are pregnant, you are all ready experiencing increased energy demands, add a meal and you get really tired. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a really short period?

What does it mean if you have a really short period?

You're lucky!: There is every imaginable type of period when it comes to duration, amount, and frequency. If you have a short period, be happy! most women in their 40s have "the storm before the quiet" of menopause with heavy/long periods. This could be heralding your entry into menopause, so watch out for other changes like depression, hot flashes, and sweats. ...Read more

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Really bad cramps a week after period ends. What does this mean..Thanks!

Really bad cramps a week after period ends. What does this mean..Thanks!

ovulatory pain: Pain with ovulation occurs at midcycle. It would usually only last about 3 days. If the pain persists you should be examined. ...Read more

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Having a watery period what does this mean?

Periods: .. Often change in consistency so I would not be too worried about a watery appearance ...Read more

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What does it mean spotting before yo period means?

What does it mean spotting before yo period means?

Hormone imbalance: See your Primary care or GYN for exam ...Read more

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What does it mean having discharge when suppose to have period?

What does it mean having discharge when suppose to have period?

Depends: It depends upon several things - such as if you are on birth control, how your periods have been recently, your typical cycle, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to get my period really light and only lasted 2 days?

What exactly does it mean to get my period really light and only lasted 2 days?

Change in period.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a girl period stops early?

Periods: Nothing, if its pattern then check it up. ...Read more