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 heaving bleeding with clots a sign of early miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had sex with my boyfriend last time, neither I had started my new pack of birth control nor used a condom. I started a new pack around one and a half to two weeks later. But, last week, I started what seemed to be period about a week early. The flow has been a lot heavier, I am goi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is all possibility that this may have been an early miscarriage as you were not protected when you had sex. Hence, it is important that you get the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) done to check the hCG levels and rule out pregnancy anyhow. Also...  Read Full »

I get a weird urge to move my legs at night. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and struggling with my health right now. I went to doctor and he asked me to get certain tests. I have been vomiting since four months, but most of the time while travelling in the metro. Though I have been traveling through metro since many years, never faced such probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be helpful to know where exactly your abdominal pain is located. If you upload a picture while pointing towards it will be very much helpful. Do you vomit up each time you have the abdominal pain or they can happen at two separate times as well? Do you have bl...  Read Full »

Please help me understand my blood results.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with anemia due to heavy periods. I was told to double up my Iron supplements. My iron is already high and ferritin is low. My binding is not even registering. My results are as follows. Ferritin 8.0 ng/mL, iron 333 ug/dL, iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation n...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query my opinion is as follows: The values are very rare. However, I will try to help you to the best of my knowledge. Ferritin is the storage form of iron. Serum iron is high, as you are on iron supplements. The body will take longer period of time, usuall...  Read Full »

Please suggest a better birth control pill than Ortho-Cyclen.

Query: Hi doctor, I had to switch my birth control from the Mononessa to Ortho-Cyclen today. Do you have a better recommendation? I was on Ortho-Cyclen when I was 16 and I remember hating it. It did not help with my cramps or make my periods any shorter. I still bled for 7 plus days. I am now 23 years old ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you should first get investigated for the cause of heavy bleeding. Get your routine blood tests like CBC (complete blood count), blood sugar, thyroid profile, coagulation profile and liver function tests along with a scan of abdominal organs and pelvis. If you hav...  Read Full »

Due to fibroids, I experience heavy bleeding and urinary frequency. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 years old. I am suffering from heavy bleeding and very frequent urination issues for the last seven months. My sister-in-law, who is a gynecologist asked me to take a scan. My scan report revealed that I have uterine fibroids. She prescribed Trapic 650 tablet for excessive ble...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have treated many fibroid uterus cases. Most of them became asymptomatic with a reduction in the size of the fibroid, and surgery idea was withdrawn. Smaller the size faster and complete disappearance of the fibroids. Medium to large sizes have reduced in size, but...  Read Full »

Do frequent intake of i-pill cause changes in menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a tablet to extend my period during my wedding. After that, I got a scanty one in the same month and took an i-pill end the end of the month. I got my next period within a few days. It was heavy for the first two days and I felt so tired. Again after twelve days, I had bleeding...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are probably taking the i-pill again and again which is not right. It has caused hormonal imbalance and disturbed the cycles. It is meant to be taken once only for emergency reasons and not after every unprotected sex. Anyhow the reason for bleeding like this is wit...  Read Full »

Is a period with blood clots a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I was due for my periods on 8th, but did not get till 16th. So, I went for pregnancy test which came out negative. On 17th, I got my periods with blood clots and crampy stomach pain which was not usual for me. Was it a miscarriage? If yes, what may be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. As per your query, the pregnancy test was negative. So, no need to worry. It is not a miscarriage. To be on a safer side and to confirm that it is not miscarriage, I suggest you to check your serum...  Read Full »

Can fibroid or peritoneal dialysis cause heavy menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife, 46 years old is having constant menstrual bleeding for the past 15 to 20 days. Mostly mild and sometimes heavy and she is also doing peritoneal dialysis because of kidney failure. Gynecologist suggested for ultrasound and they found small submucosal fibroid and the doctor sa...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concern. There are a few reasons of her symptoms. It could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by premenopausal stage and fibroid. As she is on dialysis, it could be due to dialysis also (because of anticoagulant use ...  Read Full »

Why are my perods heavy after chickenpox infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods have been heavier ever since I got chickenpox three years back. The first two days it is just spotting, the third day it starts with cramps sometimes really severe, with sharp and excruciating pain on both sides of the lower abdomen, radiating to the inner sides of legs, wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chickenpox usually does not have anything to do with heavy periods. You seem to be suffering from severe PMS (premenstrual syndrome) with dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. You have not mentioned about the prolactin level. I presume it is to be of normal value. If you ha...  Read Full »

Why does my skin appear pale after surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, I underwent a foot surgery and lost a lot of blood. I still do not have enough blood and have pale skin. Previously, my skin appeared very fresh. I am taking supplements for calcium and iron deficiencies. Also, I have heavy menstruation. What should I do to make my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it would be best if you can upload your blood investigation reports so that proper measures can be advised for your anemia and calcium deficiency. Also, mention if you are taking any medications. Heavy menstruation is a common cause of anemia in your subcontinen...  Read Full »

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