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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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 »

After IUD insertion, I am getting spotting everyday and getting cramps post intercourse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had the Skyla IUD inserted two months ago to lighten my very heavy menstrual flows hopefully. My first period after insertion was very heavy and painful, more than usual, but I heard that was likely to happen. It lasted for two and a half weeks. Since then, I have had spotting daily...  Read Full »


Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Irregular bleeding is the most common side effects of hormonal IUD (intrauterine device). You should expect irregular bleeding or vaginal spotting for six to eight weeks after the insertion. I recommend you to reach inside your vagina and feel the string. If you can feel...  Read Full »

Why am I having irregular period with heavy bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, girl, who went without her period for over six months. Thankfully it came back, as previously stated. But the thing is that it has not gone away ever since. I am quite honestly just wondering what it might possibly be.  Read Full »


Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very common not to have a monthly period after starting to have a period for the first time. In order to produce period, your pituitary, ovaries, and uterus have to work harmoniously and it takes over 3 to 4 years for them to work together well. It is called anovu...  Read Full »

Please suggest pills to stop bleeding after an I-pill.

Query: Hello doctor, I had got my periods last week, which was a normal menstrual cycle. Suddenly, yesterday night (a week later) I woke up to a very heavy vaginal bleeding while last night I slept without any such problem. Last week I also had an i-pill. Please guide me to what exactly it is?  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Inamdar Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bleeding could be due to withdrawal effect caused by i-pill. But it should not be heavy and continuous. If there is heavy bleeding and if it continues for more than 2-3 days/more than your normal menstrual bleeding, please visit a gynaecologist for examination to rul...  Read Full »

I had heavy bleeding after taking abortion kit. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I had an unplanned pregnancy. I and my partner decided to have an abortion. I was not sure whether I am pregnant or not because I did not take a pregnancy test. Without taking the pregnancy test, I took an abortion kit, which is similar to Mifegest kit, on the third we...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should have confirmed intrauterine pregnancy and then after doctor's advise, abortion kit can be used. Anyway, now you can get checked your blood beta hCG level to confirm whether you were pregnant or not. It can be still elevated slightly if you were pregnant. ...  Read Full »

I have a constant flow and cramps during my periods. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I got my period again five days after the last one finished. Last one was eight days long. It was usual for me as my periods will last 8-10 days. I am 19 and I first started to have my periods eight years ago, and I am not sexually active. I also have painful cramps again (I have cr...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It might be hormonal imbalance, drugs effects on it, illness, medications, sudden weight gain or weight loss, contraceptive. If you are sure that you have any sexual activity then it is better to have one local examination by gynecology specialist and have a pelvic s...  Read Full »

I am nearing menopause and periods have become irregular. How to manage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old. I have been experiencing irregular periods, which I realize as normal as I am entering menopause age. Last month, I did not get my period. But, this month it has been a heavy and lengthy one for more than 17 days now. I felt the normal fatigue and today, I have been fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have bleeding and you have to change two to three pads per day, then you do not have to do anything for bleeding on urgent basis. At 48 years of age, if you are bleeding heavily, then better get an appointment and check your cervix and the other things. If requ...  Read Full »

Which birth control method is the best in case of endometriosis?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods will last usually for five days on average. It hurts tremendously even with pain medication and birth control. I would get horrible periods since I was about 12 years. In my 15 years age, I used to vomit on the first day of my period, but vomiting stopped in the past two years....  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both pills and IUD (intrauterine device) have their own advantages and disadvantages. If you are thinking of switching from hormonal pills to IUD only because of complications like weight gain and mood swing, then think twice. Studies have failed to demonstrate these c...  Read Full »

I have been bleeding heavily for the past two days. Do I have PCOS or uterine cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been bleeding heavily for the past two days. I had large blood clots, and I soak through a sanitary pad every one to two hours. My last normal period was before five months. After that, I did not get a period for the next two months. I got a period on the third month but it onl...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I doubt that you have PCOS which is the most common cause of irregular cycle in young age like you. Secondly, it is not necessary that hormonal levels become abnormal always to make a diagnosis of PCOS. It could be a clinical diagnosis as well as based on the presenc...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding heavily with clots after medical abortion?

Query: Hello doctor,This is an emergency. I underwent a medical abortion at eight weeks stage and everything was going fine but suddenly since yesterday, I have been bleeding very very heavily. It happens suddenly and there are large clots as well that passed out. I took the medical pills two weeks back. P...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having heavy bleeding then probably your abortion was not complete. You should immediately get an ultrasound scan to see if the uterus is empty or not. If the uterus is not empty then you have to get it resolved by removal of products of conception by using ...  Read Full »

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