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Heavy periods and bad pains?
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In brief: Heavy periods
Heavy periods frequently are related to ovary cyst, abnormal hormone balance.
If you are close to the menopausal, could be heavy, if you are taking to much pain medication, or having coagulation abnormalities. Ultrasound help, dr gyn. Check up and lab test, for hormone, coagulation profile, and back pain evaluation.

In brief: Heavy periods
Heavy periods frequently are related to ovary cyst, abnormal hormone balance.
If you are close to the menopausal, could be heavy, if you are taking to much pain medication, or having coagulation abnormalities. Ultrasound help, dr gyn. Check up and lab test, for hormone, coagulation profile, and back pain evaluation.
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lots of options
You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing.
Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation.

In brief: Lots of options
You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing.
Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation.
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Protection
You can see your doctor for medications to lighten your period.
Otherwise you can use tampons, pads, instead cup or diva cup to prevent leakage. Or you can double up - wear 2 pads and a tampon. Some people even wear adult diapers.

In brief: Protection
You can see your doctor for medications to lighten your period.
Otherwise you can use tampons, pads, instead cup or diva cup to prevent leakage. Or you can double up - wear 2 pads and a tampon. Some people even wear adult diapers.
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dysmenorrhea
Would need to know how old you are, your menstrural history, and an exam. However, sounds as though you are having dysmenorrhea, painful periods, and menorrhagia, heavy periods and this is caused by many things.
Not ovulating, another condtion called adenomyosis, perhaps an infection and one would have to consider tumors. I would recommend you get seen by your gyn and see what come of it.

In brief: Dysmenorrhea
Would need to know how old you are, your menstrural history, and an exam. However, sounds as though you are having dysmenorrhea, painful periods, and menorrhagia, heavy periods and this is caused by many things.
Not ovulating, another condtion called adenomyosis, perhaps an infection and one would have to consider tumors. I would recommend you get seen by your gyn and see what come of it.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: U Have Options
Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests.
Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.

In brief: U Have Options
Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests.
Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Menorrhagia
If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids.
If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods!

In brief: Menorrhagia
If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids.
If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods!
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