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I started bleeding lightly for 2 weeks (July 25th), then it got heavy with large blood clots, had very bad back and abdominal pain, been tired more, I finally went to the ER and the doctor did a blood test and gave me provera and told me to visit a OBGYN, (I didn't have insurance at the time and now, I just found out that I have the medically needy program from medicaid, trying to find someone to accept it), I stopped bleeding for 3 days and then it came back and now (Sept 2nd) I'm still bleeding heavily and through-out the day I'll have very sharp pains in my pelvis followed by very, very heavy bleeding, (needing to change a super tampon less then an hour.) I've been passing large blood clots most of the time I use the bathroom. This is keeping me from going to work because I don't want to bleed all over myself while working, I can't run to the bathroom every 20 mins.

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replied September 6th, 2012
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Do not ignore the bleeding if it has been persistent and heavy with clots. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation. Hormonal tests done will help to rule out hormonal derangements, thyroid abnormalities etc. Complete blood evaluation will help to rule out anemia, bleeding disorders etc. Ultrasound scan done will help to rule out chances of retained products of conception or ongoing incomplete miscarriage, endometrial hyperplasia etc. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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