Why am I having heavy bleeding after my period?

Patient

Q: I have just finnished my period an after iv started bleeding really heavy. the blood i red and it is fresh blood, its been going on now for nearly a week. I am on the pill which i havent forgotten to take during being on this. I am worried that i might have had a miscarage, but im also to scared to talk to anyone about it, i have been speaking to one of my closest friends about this and he suggests the same. The bleeding had carried on after my period ( which i shouldent of had because i carried on my pill packet insted of stopping as i was told i could do this) Thankyou

Doctor

A:   You should see a doctor as soon as possible so the cause of your heavy vaginal bleeding can be investigated. It is possible that you have had a miscarriage. If this is the case, the continuous bleeding could be due to retained products of conception; this means not all were expelled. A procedure needs to be done to remove all these and stop the bleeding. Other causes of heavy vaginal bleeding are fibroids; infections of the reproductive organs can also cause bleeding. I do hope I have appeased your concern and take care always.

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