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Heavy Menstrual Periods
You provided a likely answer to explain your heavy menstrual bleeding. It's not unusual to have heavy or irregular periods when you first start menstruating.
The hormone communication between the brain and the ovaries can be slow to adjust into its appropriate monthly rhythm after new levels of female hormones occur during puberty. This adjustment may take two to three years after your period starts.
Even though heavy periods can be normal during this time, unusually heavy periods can also be a sign that you have a problem with your blood's ability to clot.
Do you have frequent and heavy nosebleeds, gum bleeding, or other bleeding that does not seem normal?
- 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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