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How can I slow what seems to be excessive vaginal bleeding?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: Get seen, FIND cause

A common cause of menorrhagia (excessive bleeding) is 'hormone imbalance' but cancer must be ruled out with exam/pap smear/possible endometrial biopsy.
An ultrasound can look for fibroid tumors of the uterus which can also contribute to excessive bleeding. If all tests are normal then a trial of hormones ('the pill') or an ablation may dramatically improve your bleeding.Hysterectomy is last resort.

In brief: Get seen, FIND cause

A common cause of menorrhagia (excessive bleeding) is 'hormone imbalance' but cancer must be ruled out with exam/pap smear/possible endometrial biopsy.
An ultrasound can look for fibroid tumors of the uterus which can also contribute to excessive bleeding. If all tests are normal then a trial of hormones ('the pill') or an ablation may dramatically improve your bleeding.Hysterectomy is last resort.
Dr. Allen Seely
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Need more

This question is pretty vague.
More information would be pretty important here as "excessive vaginal bleeding" can be anything from an unusually-heavy period to heaving bleeding while pregnant (a true emergency). Please give us more so we can help you better. At a minimum, we need to know if you are pregnant or not and if this is just heavy menstrual bleeding or something else.

In brief: Need more

This question is pretty vague.
More information would be pretty important here as "excessive vaginal bleeding" can be anything from an unusually-heavy period to heaving bleeding while pregnant (a true emergency). Please give us more so we can help you better. At a minimum, we need to know if you are pregnant or not and if this is just heavy menstrual bleeding or something else.
David Miller
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