Menorrhagia

What is Menorrhagia?

This is the loss of excess volume of blood during menses, may be associated with pain.

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What is menorrhagia

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Heavy and prolonged menses.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing to us once again.

Menorrhagia is heavy and prolonged bleeding during menses.

If one has to use one sanitary pad in one hour for few hour and heavy bleeding for 7 days and if it hamper routine life it is considered...

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Hi i have had tosillitis for 6 days now my doctor gave me antibiotics on day 2 and i feel im not getting any better my throat has gone more swollen and painful, i have to take co-codomol at least 5 times a day to relieve the pain. I have no history illnesses or allergies and am 28 years old.

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Hello and welcome to healthcare magic.
As you have been diagnosed with tonsillitis it is better you follow the advice of your doctor and take the antibiotic for full course of 5 days, if it is not treated then your doctor will change the antibiotics to a higher group. Take the antiinflammatory...

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41 yrs. past six years have non stop cycles which settles down with the intervention of harmone therapy. stopped taking harmone tablets. two cycles were regular. but this time again had non stop cycle. advised to take primoult. please give your opinion. Ultra sound shows normal study.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
May use progesterone pills for few months

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.
As your ultrasound report is normal, the possible cause for your menorrhagia is hormonal imbalance.
Better to check the thyroid profile once.
Primulot contains norethisterone.
This helps in curing...

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I have missed a birth control pill and now have very heavy bleeding for 7 days. I am 45 and have been on the pill since I was 17 and have never had this happen ...heavy bleeding...before. Should I see my gyn or start a new pAck to try and regulate it

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Hello
Thanks for the query.
Abnormally long and heavy periods are called as menorrhagia.This type of period can be a symptom of DUB, or many other diseases or disorders. In menorrhagia, menstrual periods occur regularly, but last more than seven days.  Menorrhagia may or may not signify a...

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My menstrual cycle is 26 days.i am devi of 38yrs old.i had my periods on January 4th.my next cycle started on Feb 13th and still bleeding not much.march 19th it started severely and i met my doctor.she scanned and said some cost and gave a progesterone injection to stop bleeding and norethisterone 5mg to be taken for 30 days 2 tab 2 times a day.can you give me rreasons for this.she said i have lot of blood clots outside.i dont get it.is it anything serious please help me.

doctor1 MD

hi,
thank you for your query.

it seems you are experiencing irregular periods and prolonged bleeding called as menorrhagia.this occurs in cases of hormonal imbalance,the progesterone shot was to induce progestrone hormonal levels to come to normal.

Norethisterone is a progestogen hormone....

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i had sex for the first time in the month of april.MY PERIODS USED TO LASTS FOR THREE DAYS but for the past three months i am bleeding for five days and i am bleeding more than usual.plese suggests some medications for reducing the bleeding .is it because the vaginal opening is has become wide

doctor1 MD

Welcome to Healthcare Magic
You may be having increased bleeding which is called Menorrhagia, which can be caused possibly due to fibroid, endometriosis. You can take T.Pause for control of bleeding. Also get your haemoglobin level and blood counts checked to rule out anaemia which can make you...

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I am a 35 year old female.I have a bloated upper abdomen for two days now. Its made breathing very difficult. My periods have also become little heavier and longer than usual. There is also slight pain in the whole abdomen that seems to come and go.the bloating is making me very uncomfortable. I also want to know if i should see a gastroentrologist or a gynocologist .

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM,

Heavier and longer periods suggests menorrhagia or excessive periods.
The causes for menorrhagia are multiple.
It may occur due to endometrial hyperplasia, fibroids in the uterus, etc.

Associated bloating and pain in entire abdomen can occur as a part of pre-menstrual...

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I am 52 yo. I have heavy menstrual bleeding for 3days (have to change pads evry hour) then followed by 3 days of light and now for the 7th day almost gone. Last menstrual cycle ..i had my period for 2 weeks but not heavy. Went to Dermatologist for melasma and was told to take tranexamic acid 250mg 3x/day. I am in Japan and they say a lot of women take that here. I am scared to take it but when i read that it is prescribed for heavy mentrual bleeding I m thinking of taking it now..any advice?

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Hi welcome to H.C.M.Forum. you having pre menopausual harmonal imbalance. or anaemia or both.
harmonal imbalance is automatically adjested after few months. anaemia though not elicited should be corrected. by hematinics under the guidance of a physician.
besides i advise you to follow diet...

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i am a 34 year old women. My menstrual bleeding stopped after two days. Why is it like this ? Two days the bleeding was very much on the higher side

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Helllo. welcome to HCM.
In the normal menstrual cycle, active bleeding is only for 2-3 days. The remaining days, just the already shed of endometrium is expelled. If you did not have any form of abnormality before this cycle and if you did not pass large clots in this cycle, it is advisable to...

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Hi, I have been having heavy menstrual bleeding for some years now. My gynae has prescribed PAUSE 500 mg. despite taking the med I still feel my bleeding is heavy but comparatively it is lesser than before. My question is if Pause safe to be taken every month? Secondly, due to the heavy bleeding over a long period of time, I am anemic now. I am on Iberet folic daily. I realized too much iron has caused heatiness in my body and I get discharge frm my eyes. My gynae has done a thorough test on me and didn t find any problems with my uterus and ovary. Why do you think I am bleeding heavily? Thirdly, I also experience severe hair loss . Is this due to low iron in my body? Will the iron supplement alone help to bring back my serum ferritin and red blood cell count back to the normal range? Can I do anything to reduce the hair fall? This has caused low self esteem in myself.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
The Pause tablet controls bleeding by helping blood clotting.It can be taken till the bleeding stops every month.
Still that's not the way to control your problem en root.
You seem to need few investigations for-
- detecting hormonal disturbance causing the bleeding-mostly done by miner...

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