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bleeding heavy and extreme abdomen pain ive never had

Im 28 and just recently got off my period sat after thanksgiving of this year 2015!! On the 4th of december i started bleeding heavy with extreme cramping and blood being really thick and dark red kind of looks like my sons vampire blood from halloween!! Today being the 5th still bleeding heavy and extreme abdomen pain ive never in my life had pms or menstrual cramps so having this cramping and bleed when i just got off my period is worrying me! I have had my period every month so i doubt pregnancy! Any advice
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replied January 30th, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

The regular menstrual cycle in a woman is regulated by secretion of hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and those from the ovary. Any defect in any of these three sites can change the cyclic changes that occur in the ovary and the uterus and hence influence the menstrual flow.

Irregular periods are usually due to abnormal hormone levels as a result of altered pattern of hormone secretion.

The most common cause for otherwise normal women would be hormonal changes associated with stress, anxiety, excessive work or exercise related issues.

Other causes that can present in similar pattern would be due to Severe anxiety, acute weight changes, eating disorders (Bulemia), Athletes (Rigorous exercise), conditions like ovarian cysts (with irregular cycles), uterine fibroids, Hormonal conditions (Eg Dysfunctional uterine bleeding) and hypothyroidism.

If you keep getting such issues over the next few months it would be recommended to consult your OB-GYN and seek proper medical advice and help.

I hope this helps.
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