ExitCare ImageMetrorrhagia is bleeding from your uterus. It happens at times when you are not expecting it, like between periods. The bleeding may also last a long time.


  • Take all medicine as told by your doctor. Do not change or switch medicines without talking to your doctor first.

  • Take iron pills (supplements) as told by your doctor. If you start to have trouble pooping (bowel movement), eat more fruits and vegetables.

  • Do not take aspirin before or during your period. Do not take medicines that have aspirin in them. Check the label.

  • Rest as much as you can if you change a pad or tampon more than once in 2 hours.

  • Eat meals that include foods that have iron in them. These foods are:

  • Green leafy vegetables.

  • Red meat.

  • Liver.

  • Eggs.

  • Whole-grain breads and cereals.

  • Do not try to lose weight until your doctor says it is okay.


  • You have a fever.

  • You have chills.

  • You feel lightheaded or pass out (faint).

  • You need to change your pad or tampon more than once in 1 hour.

  • Your bleeding is heavy.

  • You pass clumps of blood (clots) or tissue from your vagina.

  • You feel sick to your stomach (nauseous) and throw up (vomit).

  • You cannot keep foods down.

  • You feel dizzy or have watery poop (diarrhea) while taking medicine.

  • You have problems that you think are caused by your medicines.


  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.