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Menorrhagia (Heavy menstrual bleeding) - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   my period is scary heavy                                                  
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Good morning
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   I am 29
Doctor :   Are you married?
User :   No
Doctor :   How many days cycle do you have?
User :   usually 5, i have a iud, and my period is normally pretty heavy, but today it is flooding
Doctor :   Since when has it become heavy?
User :   ever since the iud
User :   its been 3 years
Doctor :   How many days cycle(gap between each menses) do you have?
User :   about 3 weeks
Doctor :   Is it constant at 21days?
Doctor :   Do you get periods every 21 days?
User :   yes, is it dangerous to be flooding, or can this happen occasional and be normal
Doctor :   Since when is your cycle of 21days
User :   My cycle has always been consistant
Doctor :   The condition you are having is called Menorrhagia
Doctor :   In your case it is due to IUD
User :   is it a big problem
Doctor :   Menorrhagia is excessive bleeding
Doctor :   How many pads do you change per day?
User :   I use tampons and bleed through usually every hour and a half to two hours
User :   Is this cause to see a doctor?
Doctor :   Have you lost weight lately?
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
User :   Yes, purposly, i have lost almost 20 pounds
User :   no other symptoms that i can think of
Doctor :   Since your bleeding has been heavy right from the insertion of IUD
Doctor :   you need a reevaluation by the gynecologist
Doctor :   you may need a replacement of the IUD
Doctor :   Did you lose those Pounds by your efforts with exercise & diet? or you just happened to lose it spontaneously?
User :   through diet and exercise
Doctor :   Good
User :   Thank you for your advise, i was pretty startled this morning
Doctor :   Yet you do need to visit your gynecologist.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   Ok, i dont have insurance anymore, is this of huge importance
Doctor :   No, just like how you got your IUD placed, now you need to remove it.
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Insurance is of imp only if the Doc finds something else
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
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