Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Heavy Menstrual Periods
You should take a pregnancy test today.
Bleeding that occurs during the first few months of pregnancy can be an emergency, although bleeding can also occur in a pregnancy that will continue in perfect health.
One very concerning cause of bleeding in pregnancy is an ectopic pregnancy (also known as a tubal pregnancy) which is a pregnancy in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. Bleeding can also be a sign you may be having a miscarriage.
If your pregnancy test is positive, contact your doctor immediately.
If you have a negative pregnancy test and want to learn about another possible cause of heavy periods, continue with this guide.
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- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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