Menstrual periods heavy prolonged or irregular

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Avatar f tn If your hormone levels are not in balance, that too can cause irregular, missed and/or heavy periods. Heavy and prolonged menstrual periods can lead to lack of iron in your body which will cause anaemia making you feel tired. As well as checking your blood for any hormone imbalance, your doctor may also arrange to have your blood checked to see if you are lacking in iron. Having anaemia can also cause period problems.
Avatar f tn Hello, I have always had irregular periods. I am now 39. I went on birth control in my 20s for a short while and during this time I was normal. Often, although my cycles are irregular, I will have sets of periods that are a certain length apart (perhaps not to the day but very close), i.e. 6 weeks was about right for me, then 5 weeks over the past few years. My mother always had irregular periods also, but did not have issues conceiving so she was ovulating.
Business woman1 here is some info i found http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/symptoms/menstrual-periods-heavy-prolonged-or-irregular/causes.
Avatar f tn When I exercise and actually watch what I'm eating and how much, my periods become heavier and longer to a point I can't function. My doctor says my irregular periods are normal because I am overweight. But my periods only seem to get exhausting when I'm losing weight. Any other time I am completely fine. My period last from two weeks to over a whole month. Has anyone else has symptoms? Could this be anything serious?
Avatar f tn Headache, mood changes, heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding are few of the side effects of Mirena.But again few women may have it while others may not have it at all. Consult your gynecologist and have a frank discussion before switching over rapidly to alternative modes of contraception. Do write to us again. Take care and best luck!
1564087 tn?1308951118 random sharp shooting abdominal pain (above belly button and in ovaries) hands randomly become red, burns, and itches super bad!! sometimes swell up! infertility heavy and irregular menstrual!! it started when i was around 13 and first got my menstrual, i thought it was normal for a long time. i wouldn't bleed for a few months (2-5) then i will bleed (severely) for 4-8 months none stop. (no joke) i go threw a pad + tampon in an hour or two!! its insane.
Avatar n tn I would have your issue further checked out because heavy prolonged bleeding can eventually cause anemia. Also, recent data from test demonstrates that hypothyroidism in women is less frequently associated with menstrual disturbance than was previously thought. Menstrual irregularities tend to be more frequent in sever hypothyroidism in comparison with mild cases, although this finding was not statistically significant.
Avatar n tn I have two children.I had periods that lasted 5 to 7 days , with 2 or 3 of those days being very heavy with head aches and extreme fatigue. So long story short , obgyn suggested novasure. I also was sceptical, reserched it a bit and desided to go ahead , I mean it sounded alot better than hysterectomy ,considering the down time with that type of procedure. -First of all , I was awake for the novasure procedure, and there was some pain.
Avatar f tn Hello, First of all it can be due to metrorrhagia which causes uterine bleeding at irregular intervals, particularly between the expected menstrual periods. Metrorrhagia can occur due to dysfunction uterine bleeding, hormonal imbalance, polyps, fibroids, endometriosis, infections of the cervix, vagina or endometrium, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian insufficiency, ovarian cysts or benign lesions of the female reproductive system.
Avatar f tn Polyps are common and can cause irregular, heavy and prolonged bleeding. If you don't have polyps, the other things that could cause similar symptoms would be fibroids, hyperplasia or endometriosis/adenomyosis. If you have finished having children, ( and depending on what the tests reveal) you might want to consider a procedure called an endometrial ablation which would very likely cut down the bleeding.
Avatar f tn There are really not many options available if you do not see a doctor, as your heavy, prolonged menstrual flows and irregular periods could be balanced by oral contraceptive pills, which are commonly prescribed for severe dysmenorrhea such as in your case. It will help to regulate your periods (monthly) and reduce the PMS effects you are experiencing. These can only be prescribed by a doctor, though.
Avatar n tn My bleeding changed from a tapering pink/brown spotting to a full out red, heavy menstrual-like bleed. That lasted for 6 days and I have not bled since. (It's only been 3 days....but a huge victory after bleeding for a month!) A quick way to ensure you have passed all of the tissue is to have your HcG levels retested before you see your midwife. If it is <5 than you can be certain there is no hormone producing tissue in your uterus.
Avatar n tn If you have Endo talk to your Doctor to use the pill just for a period of time to treat Endo because I think that I used the pill for too much long (7 years). If you have no problems or even if you have heavy periods, don’t go for the pill or Depo. You will regret it. My sister always had and has heavy periods and her Gynaecologist didn’t recommend her the pill and I am telling her that she should be happy to have her body natural.
Avatar f tn **Back Tracking-- I started my menstrual cycle at 13 and had irregular periods. Sometimes I'd have them lasting 1 day, sometimes 3 days, sometimes 3 weeks. And sometimes I would have two periods a month. (Example: Have one that last two days, and 1 week later I'd start again.) So it's never been a 'normal' lifestyle for me.** **Fast forward 4 years after the exam. and LOTS and LOTS of cramps and mood swings later.
Avatar n tn Hi there, Depo vera may disrupt the menstrual cycle. It can cause irregular bleeding or spotting, heavy or prolonged bleeding, or your menstrual bleeds to stop altogether. After stopping depo it may take some time for your hormones to normalize. Upper stomach pain and cramp can be due to many causes like gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease; peptic ulcer etc.Other causes of delayed periods like pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, ovulation disorders and thyroid disorders should be ruled out.
Avatar f tn If this is negative, consult your gynecologist to rule out other causes of prolonged bleeding of any kind from the vagina such as sore or ulcer in vagina as you see in Herpes or otherwise, endometritis or infection of endometrium of uterus, cervicitis or infection of cervix, fibroids, vaginal infections, vaginal polyp, endometriosis and cancer of either cervix, uterus or ovary. PCOD is also a possibility.
Avatar m tn My 16 daughter has been experiencing irregular heavy prolonged irregular periods(up to 10 days) on and off for a year. After taking her to the GYN she discovered her DHEA sulfate was 441 and did an office ultrasound and noticed a 1 inch cyst on her left ovary which she said was normal. Her Gyn recommended that she should start Birth Control pills to regulate her periods.
Avatar m tn very light periods, missed periods, sometimes light and sometimes heavy periods, irregular periods. After the start of periods, it may take up to 3 years for a girl to get a very regular cycle. Also the routine the girl maintains during this time, her diet and family history of settling into a regular cycle of periods plays an important role.
1855970 tn?1325827213 Symptoms of endometriosis include pelvic pain(usually before menstruation but sometimes during intercourse, urination or defecation), sometimes diarrhea or constipation, irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding, sometimes blood in the urine and inability to conceive. Although ultrasound is useful in diagnosing endometriosis, but still cannot definitively diagnose endometriosis.Laproscopy is the only accurate way of diagnosing endometriosis.
Avatar f tn Hi there! Irregular menstrual periods and intermenstrual discharge is a common side effect of depoprovera and may not be anything to worry about A gynaecological evaluation would only be required if the discharge is prolonged or heavy. Hope this helps. Take care!
5675963 tn?1372174787 irregular menstrual periods passage of large blood clots menstrual bleeding that soaks through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours disruption of a woman's usual lifestyle activities pain in the lower abdominal area during a period Possible causes of menorrhagia include: hormonal imbalances (especially estrogen and progesterone) anemia or blood clotting disorders fibroids, cysts, polyps, or tumors of the cervix or uterus certain birth control devices (
Avatar f tn Hello, It can be due to menometrorrhagia. Prolonged and abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding is called menorrhagia. This condition is called menorrhagia. Normally the period stays for 3-7 days and comes in 21 to 35 days. However sometimes normal periods can be irregular. The causes of menorrhagia could be due to bleeding disorders, vitamin K deficiency, excess usage of aspirin, hormonal imbalance, stress, fibroids, recent intra uterine devices (like copper-T)etc.
Avatar n tn i've been having irregular periods for 4 years after my first period. however, it finally stabilised last september but i took some pills to delay it as i was going on a holiday. since then, my cycle has been rather messed up once again. im sexually active and my last intercourse was on the 2nd of march. however, since 20th jan, i haven had any periods. i experienced some pinkish dishcarge on the 1st march and thot my period was coming but it didnt.
Avatar f tn Frequent abdominal muscle cramps are seen in prolonged exercise, stress and anxiety, anemia, dehydration and deficiency of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium and in serious disorders like myotonia, vascular disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Are you having normal menstrual periods or do you have any signs of pregnancy? Eat healthy nutritious food and keep yourself well hydrated. Also get your Hb levels evaluated for anemia.
Avatar f tn A prolonged bleeding of any kind from the vagina can also be due to a sore or ulcer in vagina as you see in Herpes or otherwise, endometritis or infection of endometrium of uterus, cervicitis or infection of cervix, fibroids, vaginal infections, vaginal polyp, endometriosis and cancer of either cervix, uterus or ovary. It can also be due to a hormonal contraceptive of any kind or due to hormonal imbalance due to withdrawing it. Sometimes PCOS also presents with prolonged vaginal bleed.
Avatar f tn I don't think that I have lost enough weight, or even lost it rapidly enough, for that to cause these issues with my periods. I've also had the recurring yeast infections - some people say that insulin resistance can cause this, but then some say only for diabetics. Something I also wonder about is sleep apnea, since I do stay tired a lot and seem to sleep sooo heavily. I feel like I'm just such a bother! I find all of these things and I research them and try to figure it out.
Avatar n tn I am 37yo and have been having extremely heavy/prolonged periods. Skipped one cycle then started 2 weeks late with heavy bleeding (saturated pad within 1-2 hrs) and clotting that lasted 17 days. Began next regular cycle 10 days later with same problem and again lasted 17 days with spotting continuing after this one for 5 days. Have had continuos worsening pressure/bloating, new onset of back pain, extreme nausea, fatigue and intermittent sharp pain to lower abd and back, increased urination.
Avatar f tn I have a list of symptoms such as heavy prolonged periods with discharge back pain and even irregular heartbeat. Asthma like symtpoms. And what is your advice on a total hysterectomy - I've had kids and under age of 40.
Avatar n tn Irregular, heavy or loss of menstrual cycle. The chances of getting periods reduces the longer you take the injections, though normal cycles should resume within 14 weeks of stopping the birth control. Headaches Nervousness Mood changes Breast tenderness Decreased sex drive Acne Hair loss Muscle pain Heart palpitations It is rare for someone to be seriously effected by this contraceptive.