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My period is really heavy with lots of clots?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many treatments

Causes are: hormonal imbalance, or abnormal uterine anatomy such as polyp, fibroid, adenomyosis.
1st - check blood count. Heavy bleeding can cause anemia & needs treatment. 2nd- evalutaion. Depending on findings - treatment might be hormonal, meds such as Lysteda or anti-inflammatory (like ibuprofen), or outpatient procedure to remove polyp or ablation, or surgery (myomectomy/hysterectomy).

In brief: Many treatments

Causes are: hormonal imbalance, or abnormal uterine anatomy such as polyp, fibroid, adenomyosis.
1st - check blood count. Heavy bleeding can cause anemia & needs treatment. 2nd- evalutaion. Depending on findings - treatment might be hormonal, meds such as Lysteda or anti-inflammatory (like ibuprofen), or outpatient procedure to remove polyp or ablation, or surgery (myomectomy/hysterectomy).
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Heavy Menses

Most often this will indicate that you are not ovulating regularly.
But, it could indicate a problem pregnancy, uterine fibroid or endometrial polyp. A pregnancy test and transvaginal ultrasound by a gynecologically trained ultrasound techinician or physician can often provide insight. If the uterine lining is thickened, your physician may choose to do an endometrial biopsy.

In brief: Heavy Menses

Most often this will indicate that you are not ovulating regularly.
But, it could indicate a problem pregnancy, uterine fibroid or endometrial polyp. A pregnancy test and transvaginal ultrasound by a gynecologically trained ultrasound techinician or physician can often provide insight. If the uterine lining is thickened, your physician may choose to do an endometrial biopsy.
Dr. Mark Perloe
Dr. Mark Perloe
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