Heavy Bleeding

Topic Title: Heavy Bleeding
Created On: 09/17/2006 10:55 AM

View topic in raw text format.

Bookmark and Share

 09/17/2006 11:34 PM

Author Icon

Posts: 127

Hi Angela...I would bet these articles are copied from other websites, not written by the members of this website...I am an experienced gyn surgical nurse, and as you say, there are exceptions to every rule, but that amount which you have stated really is the normal monthly discharge...it appears to be more, but in actuality, it is really only a few teaspoons....now like you said, keep in mind everyone is different....also, it sounds like you have fibroids on your uterus, which is probably why your uterus is enlarged, & you have alot of heavy bleeding...however, hysteroscopy should be only a one-time procedure to make a diagnosis.....if you're still having problems, you might want to get a second opinion from a different gyn surgeon.....a hysteroscopy just means that the doctor is looking into your uterus with a scope...it doesn't treat anything, it just looks to see what is wrong..a hysteroscopy won't help with bleeding....and a D&C won't do anything for fibroids...fibroids tend to bleed alot...your abnormal uterus is most commonly caused from fibroids. It sounds like you need other options made available to you, because you do not have to continue to suffer like this.....if there is an advanced laparoscopic surgeon in your area, I would suggest getting an appt. with him/her....your fibroid could be taken out through the scope with a small incision made in your belly button...most of our patients go home the same day.....as a last resort, look into Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, which is done entirely through the scope...most of these patients go home the same evening as well....pain & recovery time is VERY little.......we do very little abdominal hysterectomies.......take care.....Kim, RN, BSN, gyn surgical nurse
    REPLY     Quote     Top     Bottom    
 09/17/2006 10:55 AM

Author Icon

Posts: 2

From article Heavy Bleedinghi, my name is angela and im from the uk. i would like to ask who writes these articles because it says in one of them that 6-8 teaspoons is the norm for a period. im sorry but thats just not true. i started my periods when i was about 9 or 10 and i can tell you that in all that time i have never had 6-8 teaspoons of blood loss. its unfair to deceive youngsters in this way by telling them that this is all they will lose and to give them a false picture of themselves if they, like me, have a lot more blood lose. i find it all very very distrubing. how do you think a young, child really, feels when they experience a blood lose of two, three or even more than that which is stated in your article? they think there is something wrong with them when in actual fact, its almost definitely normal for them to lose a lot more blood than you have stated. its very very distrubing to come across articles like this.also, i have recently been diagnosed with an abnormal shaped uterus, a bulky uterus (whatever that may mean), a growth which was bleeding profusely and continuously for a long time, a polyp and who knows what else. i had 2 similar ops over 2 years comprising of hysteroscopy, D&C, biopsy, and several other things. my husband got on the net and looked it all up and told me that i should have been up and on my feet and back to normal after a week at the most. i had a general aneasthetic and an operation that lasted at least twice as long as it should have because the surgeon couldnt operate due to excessive bleeding and i was very ill for a few weeks after. but my husband wouldnt beleive me because he had 'read it on the net'! its disgusting and very very distrubing. you really should state that what ever you publish on the net is only general and every individual is different and each case is different and has its own set of complications. iv had 2 hysteroscopys now and both took a lot longer than expected, had excessive bleeding over and above my normal excessive bleeding and other problems too.
    REPLY     Quote     Top     Bottom    

Bookmark and Share

View topic in raw text format.
 Main Page
 Uterus News
Feature Story
 Education Center


Find a Physician
HTA in the News
 Heavy Periods Center
sharonbober  Uterus

Dr. Sharon Bober:
Healing the Sex Lives of Cancer Patients
About Heroes
Uterus1 Forums
Patient Stories
    Asked Questions

One Question Poll

Locate a Specialist
Online Resources
Uterus Anatomy
Video Library
Menstrual Diary
Office Visits
Patient Brochures
Home About Us Press Jobs Advertise With Us Contact Us
© 2019 Body1 All rights reserved.
Disclaimer: The information provided within this website is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Owners and Sponsors of this site. By using this site you agree to indemnify, and hold the Owners and Sponsors harmless, from any disputes arising from content posted here-in.