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Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic agent that is used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. It works by slowing the blood clots from breaking down, thus prevents prolonged bleeding. The common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, and diarrhea.

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How many days does withdrawal bleeding last?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25-years-old female. My height is 5'5," and my weight is 165 lbs. I was diagnosed with PCOS several years ago, and they advised me to lose weight to regularize my periods. I used to take pills for 21 days to get my periods. Ten months ago, I started taking homeopathic medicines f...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Withdrawal bleeding is a side effect of emergency contraception. Usually, withdrawal bleeding can last for five to six days and can be quite heavy. It should stop on its own, but you can take medication if the bleeding does ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have prolonged periods suddenly?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a regular cycle for years, but this month my period started a week early and has lasted longer (currently on day 16 of bleeding with no signs of stopping). I thought it was just because of stress, but I do not feel it should last this long. What should I do? I have been tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. As you do not have any history of a similar problem, I am concerned about your problem. From when are you taking iron pills? When did you start, and what is the dosage? Are you sexually active? Do you take any...  Read Full »

I am spotting on day 9 of my cycle and taking Yasmin for many years. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 42 years old. I am on Yasmin for many years and was quite comfortable with it. This time also I got my period on time. And I started a new pack on the second day of my pill. It is the 9th day of the pill, and I am still spotting. I am worried because it has never happened before. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Please help me with the following details:- 1. Did you miss any pills? 2. Any weight gain in recent times? 3. Any coital injury if you are suspecting? 4. Is your blood pressure normal? Please do the urine p...  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 »

Should I continue Krimson 35 for prolonged bleeding and pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS. I had my last periods before seven months. Then I had just spotting last month. I consulted a doctor for the same, and she prescribed me Regestrone 5 mg two tablets for ten days, followed by one tablet a day for 10 days. She also suggested Krimson 35 from the second day of...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having breakthrough bleeding as you missed Regestrone tablets. I would recommend you to continue taking Krimson 35 (Cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) and add tablet Tranexa MF (Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) acid 500 mg thrice a day until bleeding...  Read Full »

How to control my spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been spotting for a month. Due to lockdown, I could not visit any doctor. Upon advice of my gynecologist, I started Pause 500 thrice daily for three days. Initially, the spotting reduced but since today again, there is an increase in the bleeding. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Few more history points on previous cycles, any other scan or blood tests or pap smear, body weight and height would have been helpful. Expecting all these to be normal. At this age either your hormone balance is disturbed, as egg count is reducing and support to the in...  Read Full »

Will Yasmin pills help in my prolonged period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. My last month period was on time but it lasted only one day. This time it was four days late and not stopping for around 12 days. Same happened in December last year but my cycle was normal since February. Doctor had advised taking OCP Yasmin for three months which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are bleeding for 12 days, for symptomatic relief, please start taking tablet Trapic MF (Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) 500 mg three times a day for three days. As you had light bleeding last month, and this time continuous bleeding for 12 days do a urine ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my prolonged bleeding while trying for a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old and I am recently married. My period starts more than 30 days ago it still continues. We are trying for a baby and my weight is 187 lbs. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First step in such situations to get a simple home urine pregnancy test. If negative, then I suggest you wait for three months before planning a pregnancy. Get your blood tested for TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test) and get an ultr...  Read Full »

My heavy bleeding with clots does not stop even after Tranexamic acid. What should I do now?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am married five years back and no kids. I got periods on 20th June, and it is still continuing. Today is the 12th day. I am having heavy bleeding with big clots (for the last seven days). I am feeling so tired because of heavy bleeding and back pain also. What shou...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to ask for some additional information. When was your previous period before the one that started on 20th June? Is there a history of sexual activity during your previous cycle?  Read Full »

What can cause the period to come early?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I am facing unexpected suddenly bleeding from yesterday. My periods are expected on 20th and it is always too regular, date to date. I want to point out my periods discharge is always thick, clotty, and very painful for four to five days. This is the first ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The medicine your doctor has prescribed is good. Take tablet Pause 500 mg (Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) thrice a day for five days. I hope your doctor also did a vaginal examination and had a look at your cervix to see for any lesion. Though mostly hormonal it ma...  Read Full »

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