Common "Menorrhagia" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Menorrhagia or heavy bleeding is prolonged and abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding. Here, the women might lose a lot of blood with blood clots, which results in weakness, and tiredness. Menorrhagia is commonly seen in hormonal imbalance, absence of ovulation, uterine fibroids, polyps, adenomyosis, cancer, intrauterine devices, etc.

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Why am I experiencing heavy bleeding despite taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old unmarried girl, and I am overweight. My menstrual cycle used to be regular with no problems, and my weight has not affected it since puberty. Now I have prolonged bleeding with hormonal imbalance issues. I have been bleeding heavily for a whole year without any stop...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. Persistent heavy bleeding for a year can indeed be distressing and impact your overall well-being. Stress and emotional turmoil can indeed affect hormonal balance and menstru...  Read Full »

My wife has heavy menstrual bleeding. Please help.

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 »

Why am I seeing spottings in my underwear with delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I am concerned about my menstrual cycle. About two weeks ago, I noticed spotting in my underwear. It went on for two and a half days. On the first day it was reddish, and on the second day, it seemed a bit brownish. I was supposed to get my periods four days ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? That was an excellent and elaborate history. You will do well in medicine. And, I am happy that I can use medical terms. Let me tell you though that the only significant part of this history was the high-stress levels which you laughed away. 1. Abo...  Read Full »

I had bleeding within three days of stopping Duphaston. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old female and have been prescribed Duphaston for 10 days to treat continuous bleeding. Within three days of stopping (after 10 days) the tablet again I got bleeding with cramps. Is this normal?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) is a medication used to treat certain gynecological conditions, such as menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the uterine lining). It works by helping to maintain a h...  Read Full »

I have had menorrhagia for years. Can vitamins A and C help?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from menorrhagia for nearly 16 years now. I have consulted many obstetrician-gynecologists, but none have been able to help me. They have not found any cysts, fibroids, or tumors. I have to use pads every day because the bleeding and clots are so severe. I cannot g...  Read Full »

Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Having experienced menorrhagia for so many years is truly distressing. Strangely, there is nothing on the ultrasound (attachments removed to protect patients identity). I see that you have been visiting many doctors. Please understand that, bas...  Read Full »

My diabetic mother has a fibroid uterus. Please advise.

Query: Dear Doctor, My mother is 50 years old. According to the report,  She has got:  Fatty changes in the liver. Bulky uterus with fibroid. Blood sugar 201.0mg/dL. Kindly interpret the report.  Read Full »

Dr. Kalai Selvan Barugur Nagarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diagnosis (according to available information):Fibroid Uterus, Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Further information required: History of menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and dysmennorrhea (painful periods). Comorbid illness - hypertension, coronary artery disease, asthma ...  Read Full »

Is menorrhagia likely to cause low hemoglobin?

Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from menorrhagia after the birth of my second daughter. I went for medication and presently it is almost under control. I have to take Trenaxa two tablets three times daily for the first two days of the menstrual cycle. Suddenly I notice that my hemoglobin has fallen to...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are 40 years old now and this problem has not suddenly cropped up. You are having menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) from the last 5 years or so, for which you are having 1000 mg of Trenaxa to temporarily stop bleeding. That is the reason for anemia, which is low he...  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 »

What are the safest low-dose birth control options for menorrhagia, ideal for someone with an IUD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeking the lowest dose birth control option for menorrhagia due to my chronic migraines. I prefer not to consider IUDs, implants, or shots as it is the cause of my current condition. I take Camrese, skipping the placebos to have an extended or no cycle. However, I am worried that...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Camrese should be suitable for you. Alternatively, I suggest you Femilon tablets (Desogestrel 0.15 mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.02 mg) with the lowest possible dose of estrogen can be considered. However, if you already have ...  Read Full »

Does Menorrhagia Cause Anemia? Please Help

Query: Hi doctor, Person who suffers from menorrhagia (heavy bleeding during period) is at higher risk of anemia. 1. Is this true? Is there any basis to this claim? 2. What if you are already anemic and suffering from menorrhagia? 3. What complications are associated with the same? 4. What precautions shou...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is common for a woman to experience blood loss of 60-80 ml per menstrual cycle. In cases of menorrhagia the blood loss is heavier and in the form of clots or in terms of using more than 6-7 sanitary napkins daily during menses. Menorrhagia easily leads to anemia over...  Read Full »

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