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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
I use to have really heavy periods and bad cramping and now my periods are light with little to no cramps. Why?
Difficult to answer : Without examination , see u obgyn.Get a more detailed answer ›
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