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 do I have heavy menstrual bleeding, weakness, and blackouts during my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and have been experiencing extremely heavy periods for a year. For the past six months, I have been battling bleeding through clothes, clots of blood during my period, and even signs of anemia. The bleeding is so severe that I have to change the sanitary pads every on...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. You are young and may experience irregular and anovulatory cycles as your reproductive system is still underdeveloped. The symptoms like dizziness and weakness are due to low hemoglobin levels caused due to heavy p...  Read Full »

I had my period for continuous three weeks ten days ago, and I still have some light bleeding. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my period continuously for three weeks; it finished about ten days ago. My periods are usually irregular. Also, I have been experiencing light bleeding till now. I am uncertain about why this happened and suspected that I may have been pregnant. Kindly help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The description provided by you is very short and has few details. Please send your detailed medical history. I would advise you to carry out a blood pregnancy test (serum beta hCG) that will help to understand the actual status of your pregnancy. If this test is posit...  Read Full »

Is the fact menorrhagia leads to anemia true?

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

I have menorrhagia and an ovarian cyst. Can a gynecologist please help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having periods for two and a half months now. It stopped for two days in the last month and the month previous to that, but then it started back again.I also pass big clots, though I do not have cramps or tender breasts like I usually have during the periods.Three years back, I had al...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Menstrual periods lasting that long are called metrorrhagia. Although the reason for this is commonly hormonal imbalance but to understand the underlying cause, I suggest you get an ultrasound of the lower abdomen done. You have mentioned...  Read Full »

Is it common to have white fluid while urinating after taking an I-pill?

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Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please describe your problem. Revert with more information to a general medicine physician online -->  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. About th...  Read Full »

Age 50years, 1. Fatty changes in Liver, 2. Bulky Uterus with Fibroid, 3. Blood sugar 201mg/dL

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 »

Please suggest an effective way to get cured from menorrhagia.

Query: Hi doctor,I have severe menorrhagia for the past 18 months, were two of my periods have lasted 48 to 50 days of bleeding. I visited the GP countless times, who tried changing my prescription of contraceptives, put me on Norethisterone, had scans done and blood tests. I changed from Levlen to Diane, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most probable cause of your excessive bleeding, which is also prolonged, is due to dysfunctional uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance. Due to that, the bleeding continues for a long time and can only be controlled by medicines. Apart from that, you are also ...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged and irregular menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor,I have got my period late by one week, and it ended like usual. After a week, I got my period again, and this time it is not ending. It has now been 13 days. I would not say the flow is heavy or regular. For the past seven days, it has been a tiny spot only in the morning. So, I am not sur...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Zachariah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are safe and doing good. I understand from your query that you had a delayed period followed by continuous bleeding or spotting. You have one episode of two months delay previously. May I know how long it has been since you started getting your periods? It wo...  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, thi...  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 and ...  Read Full »

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