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Why are my periods so heavy?

Why are my periods so heavy?

Many possibilities: Your profile says you are 44 years of age, so the things that can cause heavy periods for your age include: fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus), polyps of the uterine lining, being overweight, and hormone related changes that result in an imbalance in the ratio of estrogen (too much, which thickens the lining of the uterus) to Progesterone (too little, which works against the estrogen effects). ...Read more

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Why are my periods ridiculously heavy?

Why are my periods ridiculously heavy?

Options: There are many causes of heavy periods. We can not diagnosis you here but 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 used to have pretty regular periods and now my periods are irregular. Why is that?

I used to have pretty regular periods and now my periods are irregular. Why is that?

Pregnancy?: Any change in menses in a woman of child bearing ability always raises the question of pregnancy. Test a first voided urine for pregnancy.Stress will also upset regular periods, as will many other problems.Look for the usual first. ...Read more

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Why are my breast so heavy?

Why are my breast so heavy?

Are your breasts : Intermittently heavy? Breast heaviness can occur due increased fluid retention. Heaviness can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period ; pregnancy. ...Read more

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What could cause very irregular periods and heavy bleeding? My periods typically are short (2-3days) but are extremely heavy. I am young and healthy

What could cause very irregular periods and heavy bleeding? My periods typically are short (2-3days) but are extremely heavy. I am young and healthy

Varies: For some women, it is can be due to polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes hormone imbalances, and lack of ovulation; for others it can be due to being overweight, also: thyroid dysfunction, and endometriosis are possible causes. In some women precancerous changes, polyps, fibroids or ovarian cysts can disrupt normal menstrual functioning. Some lab testing, and sonogram can usually help identif. ...Read more

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I am concering why is my period so heavy some months and really light other months?

I am concering why is my period so heavy some months and really light other months?

Please see a gyn: For a work up as u need an exam . Blood work and an ultrasound and then the gyn can tell you what the cause may be and treatment options. ...Read more

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Why are my periods irregular?

Why are my periods irregular?

Many causes: There are many causes of irregular periods, from anorexia to polycystic ovaries to other functional disorders. Best to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why my periods are irregular?

Why my periods are irregular?

Irregular periods: There are several reasons. Your ObGyn can help figure it out and get it regulated. ...Read more

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Why my boobs feel so heavy in ma periods?

Why my boobs feel so heavy in ma periods?

Normal: The estrogen levels increase as you approach your period. The increased estrogen stimulates the breast tissue to hypertrophy and causes fibrocystic breast tissue to retain fluid. That makes the breasts fuller, denser, and heavier. It can also lead to more breast pain and tenderness. ...Read more

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What are some reasons why my period is so irregular?

Possible reasons.: When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. Other reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, excessive exercise & pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why are my period pains so intense?

Why are my period pains so intense?

Need info : Painful periods can occur for a number of reasons including normal physiology, endometriosis, fibroids, infections to name a few. To find out why you specifically are having pain requires more information and an examination at the minimum. ...Read more

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Why do I get extremely heavy periods?

Why do I get extremely heavy periods?

Many reasons: Heavy menses (menorrhagia) can have many etiologies (reasons). These can include ovulation issues, fibroids, cancers, adenomyosis, polyps, pregnancy and possible infections. It is not normal and should be evaluated by your gynecologist. Initial evaluation will include history, exam, laboratories, and ultrasound. ...Read more

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My periods are always heavy this time hardly any bleeding why?

My periods are always heavy this time hardly any bleeding why?

See details: You did not mention if you are sexually active, use contraception or have been sterilized. I would check a pregnancy test first. If negative, you might have had a dysfunctional cycle. Are you having any menopausal like symptoms? I would not get concerned over one cycle. If your cycles continue to be irregular, see your GYN. ...Read more

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My cycles are always heavy. What can I do?

My cycles are always heavy.  What can I do?

Fibroid Uterus: Most common cause is fibroid uterus espcially if you are middle age in 30's or 40's. Get ultrasound done to check on it. ...Read more

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I have menstrual cramps but my periods are late. Why?

I have menstrual cramps but my periods are late. Why?

Not sure: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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My tubes are tied but my period comes on it hurts so bad cause my tubes are tied is that why i cramps so much and bleed heavy?

My tubes are tied but my period comes on it hurts so bad cause my tubes are tied is that why i cramps so much and bleed heavy?

Menses: Nope. Tubes being tied are not the cause of your pain. Please get to your gynecologist to evaluate your pain. None of us here would recommend anything else given that the pain is so severe. ...Read more

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Why do I have irregular periods and not preggo. What cause these irregular periods?

Why do I have irregular periods and not preggo. What cause these irregular periods?

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Why are my periods so severe ?

Cannot answer: It is impossible to say without doing an examination. Sometimes, just the aging process can result in heavier periods. But other conditions, including uterine fibroids, can affect your periods. The list of possibilities is long, so it's best to see you physician. ...Read more