Heart Rhythm Community
Warfarin/coumadin and menstruation
About This Community:

Join others experiencing Heart Rhythm issues. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, management, and treatment.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Warfarin/coumadin and menstruation

Hey, all, I have a question about warfarin.  I have to take it for three months since I just had an ablation, and I am wondering if any of you women out there have experienced any heavy periods while being on it.  I'm freaked out because I used to have heavy periods, although they got lighter after I started exercising regularly.  I'm due around February 20th.  Normally, my periods only last a couple of days and I'm worried that on warfarin, I'll be bleeding for a really long time and really heavily.  Any stories/advice?
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
I've been on warfarin for over a year now and I have not noticed any major change to my periods.  They are sometimes slightly heavier, but if your INR/PI is good, you will not notice any change.  I had the same fear at first, but I promise you are not about to bleed to death!  Maybe you should go for an INR check a couple days before you are due just to be sure.
Blank
290624 tn?1202332475
Thanks, Thinline!  I was picturing myself lying in bed, unable to move from the weakness, bleeding to death and unable to call an ambulance!  Not that I'm an anxious person or anything.  :)  My INR was fine yesterday and I am due to have it checked every Monday so I guess if it's within normal, I'll be ok.  Thanks for the reassurance!  
Blank
Avatar f tn
It's a pleasure.  It's so nice to be able to reassure someone who is going through the exact fear I've been through so I can answer from experience.  Just keep an eye out for anything abnormal and phone your doc if you notice anything different.
Blank
2012045 tn?1328067215
I appreciate this post - its the first POSITIVE thing I have found about cumadin (coumadin) and periods on the web.  I almost bled to death after the stillbirth of my son and developed a PE two days later.  Ive been on cumadin (coumadin) and am cycling now and am completely freaked out.  I am terrified of bleeding too much and the web is full of horror stories.  So far things seem heavier than normal, although I am still post pardum, but no "two pads an hour" so far...thanks for the first hopeful thing I've found about this fear!!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551 tn?1450025775
Blank
1807132 tn?1318747197
Blank
Chicago, IL
995271 tn?1463927859
Blank
PA
12492606 tn?1459877633
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
1423357 tn?1414258965
Blank
Central, MA
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
Joel78 is frustrated, aching, tire... Comment
1 hr ago
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on photo
18 hrs ago
Avatar universal
Blank
Joel78 commented on Jzabs's status
23 hrs ago
Heart Rhythm Community Resources