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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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How could i make my periods heavier?

How could i make my periods heavier?

????: Why would u want to do that?, you are the 1st person I have ever heard of in 28 yrs taht I have been in practice who wants heavier periods , if you have had a workup and everything is normal, no reason to have heavier periods if you are already having periods. ...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 had my periods but no heavy bledding like always. Why?

I had my periods but no heavy bledding like always. Why?

Options : 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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Should I be concerned about my periods being really heavy?

Should I be concerned about my periods being really heavy?

Yes: One persons "really heavy" flow is another's average flow. It is hard to quantitate what someone means by heavy flow but if it is a change from your normal or usual flow you should be concerned. Heavy flow can lead to significant anemia which can have other consequences. It can usually be treated to avoid the problem and help you save money from buying a lot of pads or tampons. See a gynecologist! ...Read more

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My periods are usually heavy but this time I have no pain. Why?

My periods are usually heavy but this time I have no pain. Why?

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. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 my periods are heavy and painful I can't cope?

What to do if I am 17 my periods are heavy and painful I can't cope?

GEt medical eval: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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I am 42 and my periods are very heavy, am i going through the change?

I am 42 and my periods are very heavy, am i going through the change?

Unlikely: Perimenopause is usually associated with less frequent and lighter menses along with hot flashes. Heavy bleeding may represent anatomic abnormalties or your uterus or ovulation problems. Your gynecologist can evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have my periods absent that's y my weight is gaining . Wat can I do ?

I have my periods absent that's y my  weight is gaining . Wat can I do ?

Get checked: Could you be pregnant? Your weight gain and absence of periods may have a common origin, but this does not mean that one is causing the other. You should be examined and find out why you have no periods. ...Read more