Heavy Bleeding

Some women have heavy bleeding during menstruation, which is also called menorrhagia. The signs and symptoms include changing one or more pad every hour, bleeding longer than a week, passing blood clots, feeling tired, anemia, and shortness of breath. It can be caused due to hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, polyps, cancer, etc.

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Is Fibroease safe to control bleeding in a cardiac patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has large uterine fibroids, because of which she is experiencing excessive bleeding. She is 50 years old. She has a cardiac problem with an ejection fraction of 20 %. Apart from this, she also has a history of high pressure (for more than 15 years), diabetes (detected recently),...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Fibroease (Mifepristone) will help a lot in reducing the size of the uterine fibroid and to control the bleeding. But in the beginning, she might encou...  Read Full »

I am experiencing heavy bleeding, and I am getting exhausted physically. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My napkins get soaked every two hours, and I cannot focus on my job. Also, this is physically exhausting. I need to change the napkin in my office frequently. I am constantly worried about the period stain. I get periods almost every month, and it bleeds for a maximum of three days. All th...  Read Full »


Dr. Pranay Shailendra Gandhi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.There are medicines available to decrease excessive bleeding during periods and postpone the periods. Eat iron tablets to increase blood flow (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take the medicines with their consent). The amount of bleeding is high f...  Read Full »

Can PCOS cause irregular and prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. I had bleeding for five weeks and two days and so I did a pelvic exam. I do not know the reason for the bleeding and everything was in the average size. I did not get periods of nine months. I usually have periods only for two to three times per year. Can I have PCOS? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You cannot see polycystic changes on ultrasound as only fifty percent of people show changes due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If you have any of these changes such as excess acne, unwanted facial or body hair, or severe hair fall along with irregular periods i...  Read Full »

I started bleeding heavily after stopping Femilon pills. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old. I have been taking Femilon pills for five months because of a hormonal imbalance. All tests were performed, and there was no problem detected. This month I did not take Femilon to see if it was okay, but I am facing extremely heavy bleeding. It was so heavy that I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. After stopping Femilon (Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol) pills, your period can be heavy with clots, or you can have a prolonged period. In such a case, Regestrone (Norethisterone acetate) is given to stop the bleeding. However, ...  Read Full »

My neighbor has severe piles and has been bleeding for the past three weeks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My neighbor has been suffering from severe piles and has been bleeding for about three weeks now. We have tried every means to heal it but in vain. We tried with dietary fibre, ointment, ayurvedic piles care tablet, syrup, and sitz bath method but still bleeding is there. His hemorrho...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Ideally, you should take him to the nearest doctor to evaluate him better in this kind of medical situation where bleeding is there for about three weeks. For hemorrhoids, depending on the stage, surgery may be required. If there is a recurr...  Read Full »

I have heavy periods since three weeks. Is this pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had heavy periods for three weeks. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you miss periods before that, or is there any chance of pregnancy? If yes, then it may be due to incomplete abortion. If there is no such chance and you have never had this before, it may be due to many reasons. I suggest you take blood tests to check hemoglobin ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for continued bleeding after ten days of medical abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a medical abortion ten days ago. I had a bleeding until yesterday, which was brown in color. So, I took a USG today, which showed the endometrium thickness to be 12 mm. Is this normal? Is D and C really required in my case? Is there any other treatment option?  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.There is no need of undergoing a D and C (dilation and curettage) if there are no retained products seen in the USG (ultrasound sonography), and symptomatically there is no bleeding or spotting.For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->...  Read Full »

Why do I get huge blood clots in my period blood?

Query: Hello doctor, When I have my period, huge blood clots are seen in my sanitary napkin. Will it affect my fertility?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Passing clots on the first day of your menstrual cycle is normal. This does not affect your fertility. But, if you are passing it on all the days of your cycle, then it requires attention. You need to be treated. You may have to take medicines which will control the a...  Read Full »

What can be done for heavy menstruation with pain and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, Every month, I have a very heavy menstruation, especially on the first day. I cannot move or do anything because of pain. My head, stomach, and lower back ache very badly. I vomit a lot and even when my stomach is empty, I feel like I want to vomit. I tried many painkillers, but they d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heavy menstrual bleeding could be due to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism means, your thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormones. Excessive bleeding could also be due to infection in your uterus. Another possible cause is a benign tumor in your uterus. ...  Read Full »

Age 50years, 1. Fatty changes in Liver, 2. Bulky Uterus with Fibroid, 3. Blood sugar 201mg/dL

Query: Dear Doctor, My mother is 50 years old. According to the report,  She has got:  Fatty changes in the liver. Bulky uterus with fibroid. Blood sugar 201.0mg/dL. Kindly interpret the report.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalai Selvan Barugur Nagarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diagnosis (according to available information):Fibroid Uterus, Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Further information required: History of menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and dysmennorrhea (painful periods). Comorbid illness - hypertension, coronary artery disease, asthma ...  Read Full »

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