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 have been bleeding profusely with heavy clots on the 16th day of my period, and my pad gets soaked in 30 minutes. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a long and irregular period for many years. I am on the 16th day of the period and have been bleeding profusely with heavy clots. The pad gets soaked within 30 minutes. I am also taking iron supplements. How to manage this? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you answer the questions and follow the instructions mentioned below: 1. Have you taken a serum beta-hCG test to confirm your pregnancy? If not, I suggest you take a serum beta-hCG test and a transvaginal scan to confirm your pregna...  Read Full »

Why do I not feel anything during sex or when someone touches or kisses me?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not feel anything when I have sex, even when I kiss or am touched by someone. It is as if I have no feelings. I have never felt how others feel when they have sex with their partners. I am a 24-year-old female, height 5.5 feet and 82 kg. Though I do not have any signs of infection...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concerns. You have mentioned a low or absent sexual desire for sexual stimulation and also menstrual irregularities. Please give me some more details to understand your condition better: Did you have any sexual stimulatio...  Read Full »

Why are my periods heavy and painful after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having an issue. Now I had an abortion two months back when I was just a couple days past two months. Now since I did that, my periods have been heavy and very painful. Also, I keep having pelvic pain and sometimes stomach pain. Could I please get some advice on what might be the issu...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you could send me your detailed gynecology, obstetrics, medical, and drug history. Have healthy habits like daily exercise, walk, yoga and a healthy nutritious diet with less salt, sugar, oil and spice. Have a soft diet and complete check-up and t...  Read Full »

I am a teenager with heavy bleeding since one week after missing my birth control pill. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teenager and I started bleeding very heavily. It has never happened before and I do not know what to do. I could not even get out of the shower as it started to drip down my leg. I just missed my birth control pill last week and every time I forget my pill I do get periods that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. As you are a teenager you are still in the phase of reproductive development and can have ovulatory and anovulatory cycles with the heavy irregular flow. Combined hormonal contraceptives could give heavy, irregular bleeding with mood variat...  Read Full »

I suffer from irregular periods and take antidepressants. Can these medications cause heavy menstrual flow?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I got my first period at the age of 12. My periods have always been irregular, I get my period only two to three times a year. I am currently on my period and this time the flow is very heavy. I am taking medication for depression, tablet Zoloft. I was wonder...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. You are still young, and you may experience anovulatory cycles because of the underdevelopment of the reproductive system. However, with time the hormonal system develops, and you will have proper ovulatory cycles....  Read Full »

I suffer from irregular, prolonged periods and lumps in the bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from irregular and prolonged periods. I have been having my periods for two or three weeks and have had a history of heavy bleeding for a month. I am facing the same issue again. However, this time my period is not heavy this time and also I have a lumps. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Continuous bleeding must be treated, but it would be better if you sent me a detailed history of your gynecological, obstetrics, medical, and drug. I suggest you take a tablet of Mefenamic acid and Tranexamic acid 500 mg 8 hours for three days...  Read Full »

I had my periods three days earlier with heavy bleeding and cramps. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, My period came three days earlier, with (mild) cramps for four days. On the first day of my period, I had severe cramps (that lasted for three hours), and I had heavy bleeding (normal red color). Then the next two days, I had a small amount of bleeding (with mild cramps). Then on day 4, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to ilciniq.com. 1. You are a little teenage girl still in the menstrual cycle's developmental phase, and you can have ovulatory or anovulatory cycles. 2. You can get painful periods, and premenstrual syndrome means cyclic premenstrual symptoms. 3. With time I hope these symptoms will...  Read Full »

I suffer from a heavy menstrual flow with clots, making me tired, hungry, and unable to lose weight. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Over the last few weeks, I have had a heavy menstrual flow with heavy clots. I feel very hungry and tired during those times. It is making it very hard to lose weight as I am overweight and need to lose weight. I am 216 Ibs at 27 years with a height of 5 feet. I also want to lose because...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You need treatment if you are facing a weakness during the menstrual flow. And if you are suffering from the long heavy flow, you can have anemia. My advice is consult your specialist doctor, take to them, and take medications with their conse...  Read Full »

I suffered from PCOS and missed my period the last month, but now I experience heavy bleeding during my period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a polycystic ovarian syndrome. I did not have any period since last month. This month, I got my period, starting with some spots that I did not know even filled one pad a day, then gradually changed to heavy bleeding. After two weeks, it stopped. After four days, I got a heavy p...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. When did you have your last blood investigations and scan done? I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. First, start iron supplements immediately to reduce the chances of anaemia. Take tablet Tranexamic acid 500 mg...  Read Full »

I am 48 years old and have been experiencing heavy, prolonged bleeding for more than seven days. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My health is normal, with no sugar, BP, thyroid, or any other diseases. I am 48 years old and almost have my periods on time. But this month I experienced heavy and prolonged bleeding which is now more than seven days. I am active in my household work as usual with no pain and no tiredness...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are nearing menopause, so sometimes such bleeding can occur in a few patients. 1. Underlying cause should be searched by taking transvaginal USG scan and pelvic examination. 2. Per-speculum examination also should be done. 3. For bleeding Tranexamic Acid tablet c...  Read Full »

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