What does a heavy menstrual period mean

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Avatar f tn So I usually have heavy periods that last 5-7 days, but this month when I got my period it was only 3 days long and extremely light, like not even filling up the tampons after several hours. But I know it was a period because I had cramping for a couple hours on the second day....what can cause this to happen??
4578340 tn?1356736040 Tell today I have not gotten my period and also I notice today a egg white mucus come out of my virgina what does that mean ??
Avatar f tn You could just be about to come on your period relax dont stress cause you can delay it just wait and see what happens if you dont come on test a week after your missed period good luck
Avatar f tn I started having severe menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding after my second time having a period (at 11 yro). The heavy bleeding was caused by anemia, had to go on iron supplements which immediately helped. For the pain, I had to take birth control pills (though I wasn't sexually active). This helped for about 4 years, then the painful cramps came back but were not so severe. Everyone is different obviously, so I would suggest going to gynecologist.
Avatar f tn pls any advice my last period has had me worried i normally use a super tampon and have to change every 4-6 hrs but this last period i had to change every 30m.to a hr and went thru 2 boxes of super tampons ,normally i dont even use all of 1 box ??
Avatar f tn Last month I had what I thought was my period, it didn't act like it normally does. It wasn't as heavy and I started spotting a brownish discharge that wasn't even enough to fill up a tampon after that it stopped so I was thinking maybe I was almost off my period which was unusual because of the amount of days but then it started again only it was a light pink color. My periods only last for 4 days but the spotting went on for 5 1/2 days.
Avatar f tn Go to the er it could be a MC and im not saying this to scare you im saying this from experience
Avatar f tn I jave been having very heavy & prolomged periods for the last 8 months. I had an ultrasound done which showed a small fibroid. My doctor seems to think this couldn't possibly be causing my problem & prescribed Provera for 10 days to START my period. I'm not taking it because I'm not going to intentionally start what I know will be a month long debilitating period bedore it's due.
Avatar f tn Well, it could be a number of things. I know that birth control can cause weight gain. As far as being lazy...maybe your having issues with your sugar levels? Pregnancy can also cause fatigue, which in turn can cause laziness lol. As far as your pains go, I would highly suggest seeing your doctor. You could have what's called an ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy in your fallopian tubes, and it can be fatal if untreated.
869758 tn?1329522052 Some women may have changes in their period, such as a period that is heavier or lighter or a period that is early or late". "Side effects may include menstrual changes, nausea, lower stomach (abdominal) pain, tiredness, headache, dizziness, breast pain, and vomiting". When I think of an early period, I sure as hell don't think 3 weeks early! I think days early. This "medication" is very misleading and they need to change what the side effects are.
Avatar f tn Do you mean you have just had your first period or you have been bleeding for a month straight? Either way, its probably best to see a doctor.
Avatar n tn Hopefully it's OK since you're only lightly bleeding. Have u told your doctor that u are bleeding? They should work you in if you are. If you're concerned, go to the ER. They are obligated to do blood work up & vaginal ultrasound to make sure you're OK or to determine if u are having a miscarriage. I had the same problem as you at 7 weeks. It started out light & spotty, but by the 3rd day, it got heavy like a period so I went to ER.
Avatar n tn Can a shorter menstrual cycle mean pregnancy? My period usually last 5 to 6 days. I have been a little off track for a few months for example I either start every 30 days or 32 days, this time it was 32 days. I had a little heavier than normal for the first day and then when the 2nd day was about over it slowed down. Now the third day I am just spotting? Can this mean I became pregnant before my period started?
Avatar f tn Okay I had sex on August 1 which is around when I supposed to have my period then I have my period at the end of the month but it started off different than usual but was heavy to light but not as heavy as before then I thought I was done on the Friday but I guess I wasn't cause I had sex and I started bleeding but not a lot but at the same time I'm freaking out if I'm pregnant and now it's stop my discharge is back but not a lot and now my stomach is hurting with pain I'm ha
Avatar f tn So the past few months I've been thinking I'm pregnant. I've had a lot of symptoms and I know its very possible because I had been having unprotected sex a lot with my boyfriend. The only thing that's making me question is the fact that I'm still having periods..they were pretty regular before a few months ago but they've come earlier and been shorter and overall NOT regular.
Avatar n tn I would consider that a period, yes. I used to have 2-day periods, which is normal. Check out this: http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Pregnancy/Menstrual-Cycle-EXPLAINED-by-a-doc/show/515?
Avatar f tn I spotted everytime my period was due up until I was 5 months. I'm now 34w 2d. If your worried see a doctor to check everything is ok.
1842588 tn?1318758511 i have a brown discharge and i'm experiencing cramps . what does it mean??? i'm sexually active .. please answer my question . i'm scared . i'm only 18 thank you God bless ..
Avatar f tn If you were my patient, I would suspect that some of the symptoms are unrelated to each other. It does sound like you might have menstrual migraines. The changes in the menstrual cycle could certainly be a result of weight loss. The groin pain is difficult to judge. Possibly an infection somewhere? If you were my patient, I would also tell you that you should come in for a thorough check up to try to put the whole picture together. Good luck!