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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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What are the effects of hormonal imbalance caused by Levonorgestrel?

Query: Hello doctor, During the first day of my period, I came in close contact with my partner without safety measures, and the next day I took a tablet Unwanted-72. After that, for one day, my period stopped. Now, my period is continuing, and there is abdomen pain as well. Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tablet Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel) is a hormonal pill, which causes hormonal imbalance in the body's naturally occurring hormones. As a result, it causes irregular bleeding, heavy bleeding, breast tenderness, vomiting, and delay periods. A...  Read Full »

Is breast examination performed on a 15-year-old girl with PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister has PCOS, and the doctor suggested a breast examination after her diagnosis. I had looked up information online about PCOS, and a breast examination was not something I had heard being performed on a 15-year-old. Her diagnosis involved an ultrasound and blood work. I initially...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PCOS is generally diagnosed by irregular cycles, hirsutism, ultrasound findings in ovaries. Breast examination maybe sometimes be needed, especially if you have hair on the breast, face, etc., some unusual symptoms. It is difficult to comment further without knowing you...  Read Full »

Will taking Pause 500 help me control my heavy period flow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old, sexually inactive woman. My present weight is 169 lbs. I have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). Two months back, I tried a weight loss medication, and my last period started on the 12th, two months before. First, I had to spot for ten days and started bleeding heavily...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. The bleeding that started after missing Regestrone (Norethisterone) for three days is your withdrawal bleed where the endometrial shed has started because you missed daily p...  Read Full »

Kindly advise the next course of action by going through my wife's reports.

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding my wife, who is 34 years old. She has a gynecological problem of heavy menstrual bleeding, which will last for 7 to 8 days. She has this issue for quite some time. Though we have consulted our doctor, nothing could be concluded. She even used to take Pause 500. But, this...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the history and details that suggest excessive bleeding or menorrhagia and frequent bleeding or polymenorrhea (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, frequent and excessive bleeding will lead to loss of blood, depletion of stores an...  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 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 »

My wife had undergone surgery for a nasopharynx tumor, but it is growing again and causing bleeding. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I married a woman with a child, but she is suffering from a tumor (nasopharynx tumor) in her sinus. They have done an MRI scan, and last year they did remove it, and now it is growing again. She bleeds through her eyes, nose, and ears. I have been taking her to government hospitals, but i...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) says that she has adenoid hypertrophy. How come you came up with a diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cancer? Kindly upload a prescription that says so. Adenoid hypertrophy is a co...  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 do I have pain with heavy bleeding during or after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain and sometimes heavy bleeding during or after sex and I can only do certain positions where I can tolerate the pain. I have already been tested and I am negative for STDs. I also have really heavy periods to the point that I cannot wear tampons because they do not work. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to get a pap smear test and a per speculum examination done to rule out cervical erosions or cervicitis which are the most common cause of post-coital bleeding in reproductive age group women. The element of infection present can cause pain during menses and...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female with a weight of 189 lbs. I have periods for more than 15 days including today and still, it has not stopped. My breasts are still sore. Generally, my periods are regular.   Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have missed your periods in the previous months, whether your bleeding is heavy, or if you had any unprotected sexual contact before getting this period. Please mention whether you have any chances to have pregnancy. The common cause of irregu...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, A month back, I had spotting, but I started to bleed the next month but not stopped. I take paused Tablet Pause-MF for three days which I took twice daily, and I have the polycystic ovarian disease. Two years back, I had the same complaint, and my doctor suggested Tablet Ovral L. One ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is a hormonal condition in which there are irregular periods. Sometimes there is a very little hormone for a cycle to go through and there is reduced bleeding, spotting, or even absence of periods. This can be followed by a perio...  Read Full »

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