Menorrhagia

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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Please suggest an effective way to get cured from menorrhagia.

Query: I have severe menorrhagia for the past 18 months, where two of my periods have lasted 48-50 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 and they said ...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Please suggest ways to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from prolonged menstrual bleeding. The bleeding did not stop for the past one month. I have PCOD and I am overweight. How to stop the bleeding? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD - polycystic ovarian disease often gets presented with heavy menstruation. I suggest tablet Primolut N 5 mg (Norethisterone) one tablet three times a day till bleeding stops. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. This wil...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged and irregular menstrual bleeding?

Query: Ok so , I've got my period later 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 wouldn't say the flow is heavy or normal . Like for the past 7 days it has been very little spot only in the morning . So , I'm not su...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Hope you are safe and doing good. I understand from Ur query that u had a delayed period followed by continuous bleeding/ spotting. U have one episode of two months delay previously. May I know how long it's been since you started getting your periods.it would be helpful in advising you furth...  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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 is the actual definition of heavy menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed to have iron deficiency anemia. My primary doctor thinks this is due to heavy menstrual bleeding. Therefore, he advised me to see the gynecologist. I never thought I had heavy periods. What is the actual definition of heavy menstrual bleeding? My¬†period alway...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your menstruation will be considered as heavy. More than 80 mL of blood loss, bleeding for more than six days and passage of clots indicates heavy flow. Do not be scared about visiting a gynecologist. Since you are a virgin, you will not undergo internal or per sp...  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 »

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 Tranexa two tablets three times daily for the first two days of the menstrual cycle. Suddenly I notice that my hemoglobin has fallen ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since 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 1 gm of Trenaxa to temporarily stop bleeding. That is the reason for anemia, which is low he...  Read Full »

Why are my perods heavy after chickenpox infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods have been heavier ever since I got chickenpox three years back. The first two days it is just spotting, the third day it starts with cramps sometimes really severe, with sharp and excruciating pain on both sides of the lower abdomen, radiating to the inner sides of legs, wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chickenpox usually does not have anything to do with heavy periods. You seem to be suffering from severe PMS (premenstrual syndrome) with dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. You have not mentioned about the prolactin level. I presume it is to be of normal value. If you ha...  Read Full »

I am on birth control pill for excessive bleeding. Is there any other option to treat my condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female who has been on a low dosage of BCP continuously for past 17 years due to periods that never stopped and was bedridden for six months due to having no more blood left to pump my heart. Secondly, I was hospitalized and had three blood transfusions. Medically ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are 53 years now and your primary concern was menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) which causes anemia and other issues. If it has been controlled with birth control since the last six months, then this indicates hormonal imbalances. Now at 53, you should b...  Read Full »

I am filling my pad in less than an hour. How to manage this heavy bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a lot of clotting bigger than quarter size back to back, filling my tampon or pad in less than an hour. I am not on any medications and there is no bad medical history.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If this is the first time that you are experiencing excessive bleeding and clots are being passed, then you can opt for antifibrinolytics for controlling the bleeding presently. You can choose for an ultrasound pelvis once the bleeding stops to look for an organic ca...  Read Full »

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