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period for 11 days, Its heavy continual bleeding

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I have had my period for 11 days. It usually lasts about 4 days. Its heavy and there are alot of clots.Today I sat on the toilet for 20 mins because of the continual bleeding. I also have awful cramps at random times and sometimes they feel like contractions. I have an awful headache on and off too. But I usually do when I get my period. Im a bit worried.


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replied May 21st, 2012
Menstruation Answer A35166
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Heavy bleeding along with presence of clots and severe abdominal cramps could indicate possibility of pregnancy and ongoing miscarriage. Other possibilities include endometriosis, adenomyosis, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids, anemia, bleeding disorder, hormonal derangements, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation done by your doctor/gynecologist. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and evaluation. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate periods. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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