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heavy heavy flow, its kind of freaking me out!

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ok this is the second day into my period and its heavy heavy flow like im talking change tampon every 15 to 30 mins heavy and it hurts like crazy is this normal to me it isnt i havent had a period like this ever. its kind of freaking me out. i know it was a couple of days late. but this is not normal for me tell could it be something else i know its too soon to know because its only the second day in but still.

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replied April 13th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A33898

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

No it is not normal to have such heavy prolonged periods.It might be due to hormonal imbalance due to any underlying cause as fibroids,endometritis,polyps,miscarriage in case you had unprotected intercourse and were pregnant.

Just observe for few days as it might subside later.Take hot water fomentation for pain relief and consider using sanitary napkins instead of tampoon use as it can lead to infection.Avoid any strenous activity and take adequate rest.

If even after few days bleeding is heavy and prolonged then consider visiting a Gynaecologist for evaluation and management as you might require medications for controlling bleeding.

Take care!

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