My period came a week before it was supposed to

Patient : My period came a week before it was supposed to. I am having very heavy bleeding with clots. This is not normal for me. It is so bad that I was getting into the shower and just in the time it took to get the shower temp right there was a softball sized puddle on the floor. What is going on?
Doctor :   Hello, Thanks for the query. Passing of clots for initial 2 days of cycle occasionally in a few cycles of an year is normal, but if the clots are present even after 2nd day and are bigger and plenty in number, it can be called as menorrhagia, which needs investigation. Kindly consider consulting a gynecologist for an examination and an ultrasound. Conditions like fibroid uterus, polycystic ovaries, endometrial hyperplasia, adenomyosis, cysts, etc need to be ruled out. Excessive stress, anemia, thyroid disorders, etc may also have to be ruled out and treated accordingly. You may need tranexamic acid and hormones to reduce the clots. Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. Hope this helped. Regards

Related Q&A

Q: Hello, I have a sorelump on the shaft of my penis under the skin. I am sexually active and I have recently slept wi...

Q: I started to feel lightheaded Monday just overall dizzy and not 'myself'. Saw doctor , had normal labs (metabolic pan...

Q: Hi I am a 29 year old female, non smoker non drinker no health issues. I woke up this morning to a swollen lymph node...

Q: Can I use my inhaler tonight , I just took a 20 mg prednisone. Having trouble coughing and can't cough any thing out ...

Q: If dormant can hpv be spread through French kissing and oral sex? I tested positive two years ago but have since tes...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews