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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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I had irregular periods that stopped after sex. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been taking Nexplanon for about several years. I have some bad anxiety. A couple of months ago, I took a plan B medication. It really messed up my periods, and I finally got it a week ago. It stopped after a few days, turned into spots, and then became extremely heavy for a few days...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have been on Nexplanon, which is a progesterone, and for anxiety, you further took plan B, which is Levonorgestrel, another progesterone. Progestin or Progesterone, every form of this hormone, has side effects like heavy bleeding, irregular unscheduled bleeding or s...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing bleeding after taking the contraceptive injection. Please suggest something.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old, and I took the contraceptive injection this year. However, I have been experiencing bleeding for the past four months. I am afraid because I have not gone through this before. What is the solution to this problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It might be due to urinary tract infection or pelvic inflammatory disease. I suggest you take the coagulation agents to stop bleeding (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her, and take medications with their consent) and undergo the following tests: Uri...  Read Full »

I had heavy bleeding and anemia. Can Progesterone pill help?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods have always been heavy. I have been on blood thinners since 2021. I am on the following medications: Apixaban 2.5 mg, Quetiapine 200 mg, Estrogen 75 mg, and iron tablets for heavy bleeding. I have undergone hysteroscopy and two internal scans, both all clear. I had my periods w...  Read Full »

Dr. Arjun Chaudhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the whole query and went through all the attached files (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I understand your concern. The probable diagnosis is adenomyosis. It occurs when the uterine muscular system is invaded by endometrial tissue...  Read Full »

After my medical abortion, the second menstrual cycle is irregular, with heavy bleeding and vaginal discharge. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old and my height is 5 feet 6 inches. It has been 70 days after a medical abortion. The condition till now is, 1. It is the second menstrual cycle after medical abortion. For the first five days, the bleeding was heavy with small clots. It stopped on the fourth day evenin...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Miscarriage has been treated already two months back and you got periods. As of now, the only thing is vaginal discharge that needs to investigate. 1. Take a vaginal swab to check the cause of the infection. 2. Maintain strict hygiene. 3. Wear soft comfortable underg...  Read Full »

Why is there an irregular flow of spotting and heavy flow in a peri-menopausal woman?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43-year-old female. During my last period, I had only spotting for three days. This month I had a heavy period. Here the doctor checked my USG, blood tests, and urine test reports. She said everything is normal. She prescribed Tranexamic acid and Provera, a Progestin pill 5 mg thr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For you, as this was just the first episode of hypomenorrhea (scanty period) followed by menorrhagia (heavy period) with continuous irregular shedding in the form of spotting per vaginum, you can wait upon it to stop or can start Duoluton L (Levonorgestrel and Ethiny...  Read Full »

Why is there heavy bleeding and weakness after MTP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old married female and have twins. Last month, I was again pregnant with twins and for some reasons, opted for MTP. It was done in a hospital. Of late, there has been heavy bleeding and resulting weakness. At the time of the medical procedure, I was prescribed capsule Zevi...  Read Full »

Dr. Veena Madhan Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The reason for heavy bleeding could be due to some retained products of conception. Get an ultrasound examination which will tell about the status of the uterine cavity. Cause for the tiredness may be anemia due to bleeding and so, please check your hemoglobin level. ...  Read Full »

I am filling my pad in less than an hour. How to manage this heavy bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a lot of clotting bigger than quarter size back to back, filling my tampon or pad in less than an hour. I am not on any medications and there is no bad medical history.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If this is the first time that you are experiencing excessive bleeding and clots are being passed, then you can opt for antifibrinolytics for controlling the bleeding presently. You can choose for an ultrasound pelvis once the bleeding stops to look for an organic ca...  Read Full »

My daughter is experiencing prolonged menstruation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 12 years old. She is having prolonged menstruation for more than 35 days as on date. She just attained her reproductive maturity last month, and did not even complete her first cycle properly. I have consulted many doctors, and all the reports are normal. Only the hemogl...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This condition is called puberty menorrhagia, which is quite common in young girls of this age group. Please relax and do not worry. It will settle down within six months duration. Ensure you give her an iron-rich diet and iron supplements. Keep her well hydrated. As...  Read Full »

Can copper-T be the reason for my heavy and prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is now 1 year old. I got copper T inserted after 3 months of my delivery. I still have prolonged and heavy periods followed by spotting lasting for up to 10-15 days. There is no other issue that I face. Is it because of copper T insertion or can there be some other reason too? Wil...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. How was the bleeding before pregnancy and for 3 months after delivery? Was your delivery a normal or C-section? Whether the copper-T is properly placed or not or to see some other cause for heavy bleeding you need to take a tran...  Read Full »

Does Menorrhagia Cause Anemia? Please Help

Query: Hi doctor, Person who suffers from menorrhagia (heavy bleeding during period) is at higher risk of anemia. 1. Is this true? Is there any basis to this claim? 2. What if you are already anemic and suffering from menorrhagia? 3. What complications are associated with the same? 4. What precautions shou...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is common for a woman to experience blood loss of 60-80 ml per menstrual cycle. In cases of menorrhagia the blood loss is heavier and in the form of clots or in terms of using more than 6-7 sanitary napkins daily during menses. Menorrhagia easily leads to anemia over...  Read Full »

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