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TMI: Very Heavy Periods? adult content

Since I stopped bfing at 18 months with my youngest(which would be about 10 months ago) I got my af back, and it's been very heavy. Before, my af was normal, I guess, and I never bled through or anything. Now, I have to change at LEAST every 2 hours if I have a super ginormous tampon in or I bleed right through it! I thought I was about to stop last month, and I had in a regular tampon instead of heavy, and when I squatted at my MIL's house, I bled all over her floor! What can I do about heavy flow? Could this be a sign of something serious? Thanks.


Asked by lovingmy4babies at 11:27 AM on Apr. 14, 2011 in Health

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  • I would make an appointment with your doctor to have an ultrasound. It may be fibroids, or something else. I had totally normal periods until I had children, and afterward, they were horrible. I had pain and very heavy bleeding. It got so bad I ended up having an endometrial ablation done in 2009. What's weird is that there were no fibroids before that, but I developed some after that. I have no bleeding from them, though.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:45 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • id talk to your doctor. i dont mean ti scare you, but when i bled this way it was because i had endometriosis. i had periods lasting a week or longer n constant spotting. it may be nothing serious in your case but just incase id talk to the doc. goodluck

    Answer by -lovingliam- at 11:35 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • This has been my norm for about 11 years now; I bleed so heavily, having to change pads every 10 minutes (I usually just end up sitting on the toilet until it slows down a bit). No pain, no cramps, just intense bleeding, usually on day 2 of my period. My doctors have offered no help, saying it's normal; yeah right. All they offer is to go back on b/c ... no thanks. Besides, my SIL is on b/c and has the exact same problem so there's no proof that it'll even work. I've even looked into homeopathic remedies but have not been able to find anything that works. Makes me actually look forward to menopause.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • talk to your ob.. but my flow changed after every kid... and i'm on #3!

    Answer by asil at 7:19 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • This happened to me when AF resumed (three months postpartum). I totally freaked out and called my OB, who said it's "normal" due to fluctuating hormone levels. If it's really bad see if you can get on some bc that controls heavy bleeding. I'm on LoEstrin24fe and love it.


    Answer by 1smartcookie at 11:33 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • With every pregnancy - my cycle was always different when it finally started back.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:37 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I'd talk to the doctor about it-

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:38 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I would talk to your doctor about this for sure. It could just be a hormone thing, but it could be endometriosis or fibroid tumors.

    Answer by slw123 at 9:10 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • mine was pretty heavy, more than before, after having my 2nd baby.

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 3:13 AM on Apr. 15, 2011