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I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle. Best treatment?

I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle. Best treatment?

Go see your doctor: Tell him/her what's bothering you. Check out options i've listed at http://alvinblin.Com/2012/04/evidence-based-migraine-prevention.Html. Some are otc while others require prescription. But all are evidence-based. Also consider oral contraception to keep from cycling. No menses, no migraines. Voila! of course, this assumes you don't want any more children. ...Read more

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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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Is there a safe treatment for heavy periods after triple negative breast cancer. Am not on any medication or contraception.

Is there a safe treatment for heavy periods after triple negative breast cancer. Am not on any medication or contraception.

Probably but...: .....You are very young and had a triple negative breast cancer. I do not know about uk standards for brca testing but you could carry a brca mutation (especially brca1). If so, preventative hysterectomy with ovarian surgery would be a consideration and that would take care of your problem. Discuss it with your doc. Best to you. ...Read more

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Hi enquiry got to go the hospital for heat treatment because of heavy periods can i go to work that night?

Hi enquiry got to go the hospital for heat treatment because of heavy periods can i go to work that night?

DR advice: Follow your DR's advice, they have been treating you and have all the medical information that is not available on this format. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have long heavy periods (11 day) after treatment for breast cancer. I don't take any medication as i was triple negative. ?

Is it normal to have long heavy periods (11 day) after treatment for breast cancer.  I don't take any medication as i was triple negative. ?

No: Long, heavy periods can occur at any time but it is not normal after treatment for breast cancer. If you received chemo for your triple neg cancer then periods usually go away. Heavy bleeding means you need to see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have very heavy periods and i'm only 16. What would most likely be the treatments?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

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I'm 51 I have a choice of having endometrial abrasion or vaginal hysterectomy. Because of heavy periods. Which is best one to go for?

I'm 51 I have a choice of having endometrial abrasion or vaginal hysterectomy. Because of heavy periods. Which is best one to go for?

Depends: It depends on the cause of your heavy bleeding. If you have fibroids or endometriosis that is causing the heavy bleeding, then burning the lining of the uterus may not solve the problem and a hysterectomy may be a wiser choice. However if there is not a clear reason for the bleeding, an endometrial ablation is a more conservative approach. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have very heavy periods it feel like someone left the water running for 5days and it hurts can't really move?

What does it mean if I have very heavy periods it feel like someone left the water running for 5days and it hurts can't really move?

Need treatment: With heavy painful cycles as described above, i strongly recommend u make an appt to see your doctor. You will be assessed to see if there are other problems causing abnormal bleeding. Your md can discuss treatment options based on your medical history, desire for future fertility, treatment goals, etc. There are many good options to fix this frustrating problem. U don't have to live with it. ...Read more

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Normally have extremely heavy periods, the last two have been so light I didn't need a tampon. Have no appetite & feel sick. What could it be?

Normally have extremely heavy periods, the last two have been so light I didn't need a tampon. Have no appetite & feel sick. What could it be?

Observation: Stress, weight loss, medication, exercise, pregnancy, menopause and other benign things can cause menstrual irregularity. If your cycle does not resume a normal patterns soon, a visit to your gynecologist is suggested. If you've had unprotected sex recently, take a home pregnancy test ASAP ...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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Heavy Periods (Definition)

Heavy periods are a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual periods result in significant amounts of bleeding. This may occur normally in some women, but ...Read more