What Is Abnormal Uterine
Abnormal uterine bleeding or
excessive bleeding (Menorrhagia) is menstrual bleeding that that
occurs at regular intervals, but lasts for excessively long periods
of time. Heavy menstrual bleeding occurs generally when you soak
through enough sanitary protection products to require changing more
than every hour or two, or when you have a period which lasts over
seven days. Other symptoms of menorrhagia include spotting or
during pregnancy. Menorrhagia is the most common type of abnormal
If you previously have, or
currently suffer from abnormal uterine bleeding, you are not alone!
Join these current forum discussions with real women, like yourself,
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Hysterectomy Her Only Option?
"I am 33 yrs old and I just
went in for a laparoscopy where my doctor found a huge fibroid tumor
on my uterus. She closed me back up without removing it because she
was afraid that their would be excessive bleeding and she would then
have to give me a hysterectomy. I go to see her today. What questions
should I be asking her? My symptoms are extremely painful intercourse
and abnormal bleeding, severe lower back pain and I look pregnant.
Does anyone have some advice for me?"
would you do?
"I am severely anemic. My
family Dr. sent me to a hematologist this past week, because she
couldn't bring my iron level up. He suspects fibroids because my
periods are so heavy. I had 2 ultrasounds done a couple of days ago,
the tech wouldn't give me any info except to say the lining of my
uterus is thick..anyone have any advice? I am a nervous
this ever happened to you?
Induced Heavy Bleeding?
"My teenaged daughter has
experienced abnormal periods in the last 2-3 mos. Though she has had
regular periods for two years, now her periods have been slight but
have lasted three weeks at a time. Today, after three weeks of
irregular bleeding, she had an unexpected big discharge at school,
that soaked through her feminine protection and clothes. She is not
sexually active. She has started track, and soccer practices in the
last three months, and has trained hard in addition to an already
busy schedule. Other than being occasionally tired out, she has
otherwise been well and happy. Could the increase in physical
activity have an affect on her menstrual periods?"
excessive physical activity affect menstruation?
Bleeding Following Tubal Ligation
"I am interested in talking
with others who have or are experiencing post-tubal complications.
Namely very heavy and irregular periods. Mine started directly after
my tubal, which was performed the day after the birth of my daughter.
I have talked to a few women in my town who have had similar
experiences and am curious to find out how common this is. Also any
treatments that have relieved symptoms. "
you experienced complications after tubal
On The Pill
"I have experienced bleeding
everyday for the last 2 weeks. I am on birth control and am taking it
the same time everyday. I have some minor cramping, fatigue, nausea.
I thought I may be pregnant so I took a test last week and it was
neg. I took another this week and it too is neg. my husband and I are
you experienced these symptoms on the pill?