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What can I do when i'm lightheaded during menses, from very heavy flow. ?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Light headed

You may have severe anemia from blood loss.
This can lead to low blood pressure especially when standing up or in the shower. Have your doctor order a CBC to check for anemia.

In brief: Light headed

You may have severe anemia from blood loss.
This can lead to low blood pressure especially when standing up or in the shower. Have your doctor order a CBC to check for anemia.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Also...

Agree with need to check CBC for anemia, and also check TSH for thyroid dysfunction.
You can also start taking on otc iron supplement 1-2 times per day. You will also need evaluation of uterus with sonogram, and possibly endometrial biopsy if the lining is too thickened, but you definitely also need treatment to control the bleeding. Many med options, if u plan 2 have kids; if not, more options.

In brief: Also...

Agree with need to check CBC for anemia, and also check TSH for thyroid dysfunction.
You can also start taking on otc iron supplement 1-2 times per day. You will also need evaluation of uterus with sonogram, and possibly endometrial biopsy if the lining is too thickened, but you definitely also need treatment to control the bleeding. Many med options, if u plan 2 have kids; if not, more options.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Dr. Wendy Askew
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Blood work

Visit your doctor to check for signs of anemia, or low blood counts.
Your doctor will check your pulse, measure your blood pressure, and probably suggest some blood work. It sounds like you might have anemia. The other very important thing is a thorough pelvic exam to make sure that you are not having abnormal bleeding.

In brief: Blood work

Visit your doctor to check for signs of anemia, or low blood counts.
Your doctor will check your pulse, measure your blood pressure, and probably suggest some blood work. It sounds like you might have anemia. The other very important thing is a thorough pelvic exam to make sure that you are not having abnormal bleeding.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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