Heavy periods post pregnancy

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Avatar n tn My period returned about 3 1/2 weeks later, returning to my normal cycle prior to the pregnancy. In October, I had four abnormal periods, each lasting 3-5 days, about a week apart - over a six week period. They were heavier than usual, had more clotting, did not have the usual lower back pain I experience, etc... In December and January, I have had normal periods, although they are arriving a couple of days early - but that isn't too unusual for me.
Avatar n tn Typically I am a healthy (overwieght) 41 year old with children - no problems with pregnancy/childbirth. This period is very heavy where sometimes the flow just gushes and includes a very large (ping pong ball sized) clot or more than one. This even woke me up last night and I barely made it to the bathroom on time. Past periods have been heavy and even sometimes painful but never with such large clots or unpredictable flow.
Avatar n tn Hello, It takes 2-3 cycles for the menstrual periods to settle down. If the repeat happens then get post coital bleeding ruled out. It is most commonly seen in vaginal infection like Chlamydia, gonorrhea, vaginal inflammation etc. it could also be due to disease of endometrium that is lining of uterus, polyps (mass) in uterus and cervix, fibroid tumors etc. You should consult an expert nearby for internal examinations.
Avatar f tn It must have been a chemical pregnancy. Now normally I bleed for 7 days straight, very heavy with loads of clots, not little clots BIG BIG clots (sorry if TMI). But I had none of that. In fact my bleeding lasted only 3 days. WHAT THE??!! My boobs started swelling again once the bleeding stopped and I started getting nauseous in the evenings. I played badminton again a week later and started getting bad pains again and slight spotting. EH?!
Avatar f tn I am trying to get pregnant, past 2 months i had some pain in my left abdomen pain 2 days before my periods and i felt some signs of tiredness before my missed periods. My husband is working in offshore in heavy heat sources, is it make any cause?. I want to get pregnant, is it any food and fruits that helps to improve fertility in both us and increase the chance of pregnancy. Please help me.
Avatar n tn ) On a more serious -- and highly speculative note -- regarding anemia and women -- I didn't realize women were anemic when pregnant, but I've heard that women can become anemic during heavy periods. Maybe this is why anemia effects men more, as they have no natural programming for it. For example, studies show women in general have more pain tolerance. Some speculate that is because of child birth.
Avatar f tn Hi thanks for answering. Yes my periods are quite normal and usually on time or within a couple of days of when I think it should be. This early period, if that is what it is , is different in that I feel weak, dizzy, have vomited some am in what I would call waves of pain from time to time, started to bleed and have bleed fairly heavy for two days now and have had some clots in it.
Avatar f tn However to confirm the status of pregnancy, I suggest you to test for pregnancy by a highly sensitive pregnancy test 10 days post ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test. Also then I would suggest you to get your serum HCG levels estimated since this is more specific than urine for pregnancy tests. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn (1-2 pads an hour) I am wondering if it is normal to have really heavy periods after pregnancy. I have always had really light periods, before I got pregnant. Is it normal to get heavier periods after pregnacy or should I be worried?
Avatar m tn My cycle is typically 28 days, but my last cycle was 35. They have always been heavy my whole life with bad cramping. just heavier now post pregnancy with less cramping. Along with my period coming back I am spotting every mid-cycle... assuming it is related to ovulation? Recently for the past 3 months (starting in August).. (after mid-cycle spotting stops) about a week or so before my period.. I will briefly spot AGAIN for a day. It then stops and my period comes several days later.
Avatar f tn I gave birth almost 3 months ago to my 2nd child. I had very heavy bleeding post childbirth. Once I got home from the hospital, I was nursing and every time I would nurse, I would pass very large amounts of blood(filling a pad within about 30 minutes). I stopped nursing when my son was 2 weeks old because of the heavy bleeding and it stopped. I started menstruating again when my son was 1 month old and have had 2 menstrual periods. my next one should start in about 5 days.
Avatar n tn I took three pregnancy tests and all came out negative.The day before yesterday I started my period. The nausea went away. My dilema is usually the first to second day of my period is somewhat heavy but not horrible. Last night and up until about 12 this afternoon it was very heavy with a lot of the clot type things. It tapered off until about 8 tonight and I am still getting the clot like things. Could this actually be a miscarriage even though I was getting negative tests?
5803688 tn?1375015347 It can also be a sign of a dangerous complication of pregnancy called an ectopic pregnancy -- if you are pregnant and having abdominal pain and bleeding, you should go to a doctor right away to rule this out.
Avatar n tn When I went onto the pill my periods became very heavy and very painful. I had my withdrawal bleed when I came off the pill, the next month I had a 2 day period and thought I was back to normal. THe 2nd month however I only had extremely light spotting of a browny/red colour which I didn't even need to use any protection for and now my periods have completely stopped with no spotting what so ever.
1240856 tn?1333443954 ( i guess i'll just have to wait and see if it happens again. Do people normally have stop start periods?
667409 tn?1309155783 I think it is normal, esp given all you have been through this year to have some irrigular periods... but it is easier to say don't stress, then not to stress- but I doubt it is effecting your fertility.
318181 tn?1336447096 I am in the same boat. 2 day periods plus spotting a few days before and after. And, I have very vivid memories of periods lasting for about a week years ago. Not sure why that is the case but as long as we O, I don't think this should be a problem.
Avatar f tn for a month or two my periods haven't been normal, used to come on every 3/4 weeks and quite normal or heavy for about 3 days, now I'm coming on every week or two heavy for one part of the day then slowly going off with dark red blood, i came off my period about a week ago and now dark brown is coming out and its even brown on the paper, not red at all. i dont know if its an infection but im scared to go to the doctors?!!!
Avatar f tn Hi my age is 24 and i had an abortion five months back from now using pills and i am still having heavy bleeding and thick periods .Is this normal am afraid will this affect anything on my pregnancy as we are planning for kids in 2015. Please help me out as i am afraid most.Thanks.
1675351 tn?1310666606 Hi, I ovulated 17 days after my natural miscarriage (from the actual day I passed the placenta) then I got my period 12 days after ovulation. Although I did have a bit of spotting post ovulation then had a really heavy period. The next cycle I fell pregnant! Hope everything returns to normal for you quickly.
Avatar n tn I have paragard iud that is 10 years old and due to be removed/replaced in January 2019. I thought I was nearly menopausal with a few heavy heavy periods in a row. Period has been closer together for a while like three weeks apart. I have never been a heavy bleeder or suffered much with cramps before. For close to a week now I have been cramping and my breasts are tender. I have had a little nausea and increased hunger. I took HPT today and results are negative.
Avatar n tn I already get extremely heavy periods as it is that make me feel so sick I crawl up in a ball and wish to just die - But this one was just HORRIBLE. I cannot explain how heavy or painful it was. Luckily my pain only lasts for one day when I gtet my period. But the blood would just not stop! Then, out of the blue, it just did, after about the normal amount of days my period normally lasts. I went a few days without my period. It was great.
Avatar n tn I got a positive. The next day i went to a doctor to confirm the pregnancy. I had a ultrasound and a pee test. Post negitive. Febuary 14,2005 rolls around I start my period. It's a normal period lasting 5 days. On March 15, 2005 I am expecting my period to start. March 20, 2005 my period is a no show. I take a pregnancy test it is negitive. April 9, 2005 my period starts. This period was a little abnormal.
Avatar n tn I was going to start taking bc this month for very heavy periods, but now the period won't come. I am just wondering if cysts can totally stop periods(not a chance of pregnancy or anything like that).Thanks.
901991 tn?1281613225 hi, i had my period on the 15th octovber and 3 days ago ( Day 12) into my cycle i was running the toilet at least once an hour which is really unusual for me, the following day i started to get a lot pink discharge, with brown the following day, i have now come on quite heavy, but not as heavy as my usual periods, i am really worried any advice?
Avatar n tn hi, im 18 and very confused please help, i was due my period on the 22nd but 5 days before i started spotting blood only when i wipe it was very light pink blood with a little discharge, days went on and it got a little heavier and darker in colour but still no where near as heavy as my normal periods i am gettin all kinds of syptoms of pregnancy, i never get any symptoms when im about to start my period only bad cramps 2 days before and i am still bleeding now???
Avatar n tn but after it just got heavier..not so heavy like heavy heavy periods but i would say is medium heavy and bright red..not dark..with some little clots not as much as my regular periods..so i dont know anymore im really confused..its my first time having sex without protection..i am 18 years old..i just need some help..i wanna know if i could be implantation bleeding or just my darn period..i just dont get why on the day of my period i spotted once in a wipe..and then 10 days after im bleeding...