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Hello, I am a 21 year old girl who is sexually active (but always very precautious), and have been experiencing short (2-3) day periods with very heavy bleeding. It leaves me feeling very weak, light headed, and even sometimes leads me to pass out. What could be the cause of this? I had blood work done last year, and it all came back fine; other than this I normally feel very well.

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replied November 9th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A28338

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Heavy periods but shorter in duration are suggestive of hormonal imbalance which might be due to any underlying pathology as endometritis,fibroid,thyroid disorder etc.If the trend has been like this continuous for several cycles then consider getting yourself evaluated once as a pelvic examination and USG scan would help in ruling out the exact cause.Such heavy bleeding can even lead to anemia so take iron rich diet and if required along with that Iron Tablets can be started.You can discuss regarding this with your treating doctor.
Kindly visit a Gynaecologist for evaluation.
Take care!

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