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Extremely heavy blood loss.

i am a 15 girl in england and have just recently started my periods but this cycle is really embarassing i am experiencing extrmely heavy blood loss that causes me to change my pad every 3 hours. at night it generaly soaks right through and just recently i leaked alot. there is some times what looks to be clots is this just a heavy period (can it be treated) or is there somethings wrong?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Dec 2009
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The description is called puberty menorrhagia. Is it is assoicated with pain. Most abnormal bleeding in adolescents is caused by immaturity of the hypothalamic - pituitary ovarian axis resulting in anovulation. Approximately 20% of adolescents have an underlying endocrine or haematological disorder requiring targeted diagnostic testing. Individualizing every case, excluding pregnancy, timely hospitalization, a thorough history, physical examination and base line workup are crucial in the management of every case. Reassurance, counselling of the girls about reproductive physiology is done, Regular follow-up, balanced diet and long term iron therapy go a long way in treatment of puberty menorrhagia. You can approach your Family Practitioner for counselling and Iron tablets and diet.
Answered: Wed, 13 Jan 2010
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heavy periouds and pain on the right side of head
Answered: Sat, 11 Jun 2011
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