Keep a diary to track the dates of bleeding and the amount of bleeding during a month, by noting the number of soaked pads or tampons.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Heavy bleeding with cramping

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Pattern of monthly bleeding changes over time, including forming clots or cramping with bleeding
  • Feeling lightheaded or weak

Last Updated May 25, 2018

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