Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


All communities will be placed in read-only mode (you will be able to see and search for posts but not start or reply to discussions) as we conduct maintenance. We will make another announcement when posting is re-opened. Thank you for your continued support and patience, and if you have any further questions, please email

Yours in health,
WebMD Community Management

Prolonged and heavy bleeding
vanitygrl1408 posted:
I am only 23 and had my first period when I was 8. In 2011 i bled for 6 months straight, no stopping. I went through 2 boxes of tampons every 2 days. I passed blood clots the size of my fist every time I peed. I would look down and the toilet appered to be full of blood. I had no pain and no cramps. I stood up, and it would literally gush out of me like a fawcett. After that, I had regular periods that the bleeding lasted a little longer, until now where I have bled for 5 1/2 months, with the same symptoms. I need help. I don't know what to do.
georgiagail responded:
Have you considered getting checked out medically by a Gynecologist?

vanitygrl1408 replied to georgiagail's response:
I have been checked before. When it happened in 2011. She put me on BC pills to help regulate it, but that is no longer working. I don't really have the money to go again right now. Just feeling a little frazzled
fcl replied to vanitygrl1408's response:
Frankly, the only thing you CAN do is go back to your doctor and get appropriate treatment. She may be willing to work out a pay plan with you. Consider how much money you are spending on tampons. Consider the misery of constant bleeding. Consider the fact that the blood loss has probably made you anemic. There are some very good reasons to make an appointment today.

Helpful Tips

I am having heavy bleeding and sever pain with it every month that it affects my daily living when I have it I even had to drop out of ... More
Was this Helpful?
16 of 27 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Below the Belt: Women's Health - Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP

From HPV to irregular periods to PMS to fibroids, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, is here to share her knowledge and insight...Read More

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.