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Extremely heavy periods

I am in my early 20's and just last night and the day before, i have had a very heavy menstrual flow. I've gone through a super maxi in an hour or so and i've had large blood clots. I've had irregular periods my whole life, and my doctor has said this is due to the fact that i'm obese, but i've never had clots this big before or bleed this heavily. Is this normal for overweight women to have extremeley heavy periods?
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I dont think it has to do with being overweight, when i was younger i was very thin and i always had really heavy periods too. LIke changing a pad every hour or 2. Now ive had a baby almost a yr ago and cant seem to lose weight but my periods are not that heavy as they use to be. Try getting on b.c. to regulate if your not already on it
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Ask your doctor to do a full blood count as sometimes having a low iron level (don't take supplements unless you are advised to because too much iron can be bad for you) can cause very heavy periods.  You can supplement your diet naturally with foods like red meat, chicken, salmon, certain nuts, raisans etc (do a search on the net for iron rich natural foods) remembering to include vitamin C (via fruit, veg, juice etc) which helps the body adsorb iron better.  And I don't think it's due to your weight as my eldest is only 50 kg and she had the same problem until her blood tests showed she had low iron levels.
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