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Heavy Menstrual Bleeds on Blood Thinners – What to Do?

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Warfarin (coumadin®, Janotven®) and other blood thinners often increase the amount of bleeding during menses and sometimes the number of days that a woman bleeds.  However, this does not happen in everyone – in some women there is no change in the bleeding pattern.  In general, the more vaginal bleeding a woman has, the more cramping she experiences. Since warfarin may increase the vaginal bleeding, Read the rest of this entry »