Will prednisone cause heavy bleeding during period?
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Posted Tue, 10 Dec 2013 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 11 minutes later
Brief Answer: TRANEXAMIC ACID SHOULD BE TAKEN. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. When you are on steroids ( particularly for a long time and high dosage ), it is common to experience menorrhagia . Menorrhagia is defined as excessive menstrual flow, both the amount and duration of bleeding. If possible, then over a period of time, the steroid dose should be tapered off. Right now, you should use Tranexamic acid to treat the excessive bleeding. If pain is present also, then mefenamic acid too should be taken alongside. For a patient presenting this way to my clinic, I would prescribe a combination of the two. Cyklokapron ( 500 ) maximum three times a day can be taken for upto 5 days, alongwith Ponstan ( mefenamic acid ) too thrice a day if pain and cramping is present. Other conditions to be ruled out ( which can cause excessive menstrual flow ) - stress , anxiety, weight gain, hypothyroidism, uterine fibroids, polyps, cysts, endometrial hyperplasia etc. In your case, it is presumptively due to the steroids, however a gynecological exam ( per vaginum and per speculum ) , hormone levels ( TSH particularly ) and a pelvic transvaginal ultrasound scan should be done if this pattern is routine. All the best. Please feel free to discuss further if you have any doubts.
Follow-up: Will prednisone cause heavy bleeding during period? 3 minutes later
my dr put me on them for 5 days will my period stay heavy?
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Follow-up: Will prednisone cause heavy bleeding during period? 14 minutes later
ok so it is normal to have heavy period on this drug? when i have finish taking the drug with my period died down? Cheers
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