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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My daughter has heavy bleeding and severe backache every month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 26 years old. Every month she has heavy bleeding and severe backache during menses. She feels like crying. Her irritation reaches maximum level. She cannot control her anger. Her backache increases if she eats something. She wants to remove her uterus. That much pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This appears to be a case of primary dysmenorrhea with menorrhagia. Ideally, the evidence of pain during menses in a nonmarried lady would indicate possible endometriosis, but if there is a pelvic inflammatory disease accompanied, then too the menses can be painful...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged periods?

Query: Female, 5’8”, 23 years old. About 190-20lbs. My period has been going on for 15 days including today and still has not stopped. My breasts are still sore even while bleeding which is not normal for me. My periods are generally regular.  Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome here. Did you happen to miss your periods in the previous 1-2 months? may be just a few days overdue? as you say you have regular periods so far. How heavy is your bleeding? Have you had unprotected sexual contact prior to this period? are there any chances of you getting pregnant? Th...  Read Full »

I have heavy bleeding after taking I-pill. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill on the 27th hour of unprotected sex. I am having severe abdominal pain since I took the pill. I am experiencing a little shortness of breathing. Now, I am on my periods, but it was four days late. It has been 10 days since I have taken I-pill. I am having unendurable pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that the menses have started after 10 days of I-pill intake ensures that there is no pregnancy. The pain and heavy bleeding are secondary to the progesterone effect of the high dose progesterone pill like I-pill. It is suggested that you should take tablet Tra...  Read Full »

I am having ovarian cyst with heavy bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an ovarian cyst on my left ovary that is 3.0×2.1x2.0 somewhat solid with no internal cystic structures or peripheral vascularity no free fluid. That is word for word on my documents. So my question is I have been bleeding dark blood for almost a month now. When I am more ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. With a beta hCG of 816 and a cyst in the left adnexa with bleeding from vagina the first probable diagnosis is ectopic pregnancy. However, it is likely that it is an abortion of the tubal ectopic pregnancy which means that probably there was an ectopic pregnancy in...  Read Full »

What causes irregular periods and menorrhagia?

Query: Hi. I would just like to ask about my condition. I'm 21 yrs old now. Time comes when I was a freshman in college 2 years back, I noticed that I haven't gotten my period. At first I just thought nothing of it because back when I was in my senior highschool my period was already irregular, I woul have...  Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, welcome here! The issues you have mentioned here are that of irregular periods and then getting bleeding after almost 5-6 months. This thing happens because of hormonal imbalance in reproductive age group girls. Not having periods for 5-6 months causes unopposed uterine wall growth which keeps ...  Read Full »

My heavy bleeding with clots does not stop even after Tranexamic acid. What should I do now?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am married five years back and no kids. I got periods on 20th June. And it is still continuing. Today is the 12th day. I am having heavy bleeding with big clots (for the last seven days). I am feeling so tired because of heavy bleeding and back pain also. What sho...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to ask for some additional information. When was your previous period before the one that started on 20th June? Is there a history of sexual activity during your previous cycle?  Read Full »

Why is my bleeding not stopping even after taking Pause-MF tablet?

Query: 1 month back spoting is seen after bleeding start 1 month doctor suggested pause mf tablet for 3 days daily twice but my bleeding is not stopped .i have pcod problem any thing serious doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hello, pcod is an hormonal condition in which there are irregular periods .some times there is very less hormone for a cycle to go through there for there is reduced bleeding , spotting or even absence of periods . this can be followed by a period of excessive bleeding . so to regularise ur hormon...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to improve serum iron levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I have been experiencing a rigorous hair fall. I am also feeling tired and dizzy. My skin and hair has become very rough and dry. Also the blood loss during periods is excessive. I got my blood tests done six months back and my serum iron was 36. My doctor had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Serum iron has improved and is almost near normal. The body is using up iron to prepare RBC (red blood cell) and in other activities. Hence, improvement of serum i...  Read Full »

My blood test shows 11.5 Hb. Should I take futher test to assess my breathlessness and dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old. I have heavy periods. I have my regular blood tests as I can feel so unwell with breathlessness and dizzy. I have low blood pressure and doctor never seems concerned as she says my results are around 11.5 but my systems really affect day to day life. Should I have f...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion about your asked question. Your main complaint is breathing difficulty and dizziness. For that, you need to investigate further with complete CBC (Complete Blood Count) to check hemoglobin level. Your hemoglobin report is not attached herewit...  Read Full »

Are irregular periods side effects of iron tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having irregular periods. My cycle is usually on the 10th of every month, but I had heavy spotting on the 19th of last month. Then, I had my normal periods on the 10th of this month. But, I had my periods today, which is 10 days earlier than the normal cycle. During mid of last month...  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. Any kind of stress or illness can cause irregular periods. If you are having irregular periods for the first time, then no need to worry. Just wait for the next cycle. If it still persists, then you nee...  Read Full »

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