Can Heavy Periods Cause Nausea?

Having a heavy period can cause many different side effects. In some cases, having a heavy period can cause pain before the period begins, having irregular periods, bleeding during intercourse, chronic pain of the pelvis, pain during intercourse, and headache. In some cases, having heavy periods can cause nausea, as well.

Most of the time having a heavy period is not a sign of a more serious problem. In some cases, fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, cancer, ovarian cysts, and pelvic infections can be responsible for heavy periods. In some cases where bleeding is extremely heavy, a woman may even experience a dangerous amount of blood loss.

Heavy periods can be treated in a variety of ways. They may be treated by taking oral birth control pills or antibiotics. In some cases, surgery may be necessary. In other cases, iron supplements may do the trick. If you experience regular or severe heavy periods, you should contact your health care provider immediately.

It is important to determine, as well, if your nausea is even related to your heavy periods. The most common causes for an upset stomach are dietary. Eating foods that are high in fat will cause an upset stomach. Eating too fast will cause an upset stomach, as well. Eating too much will do the same. A high level of caffeine or alcohol use can also cause an upset stomach. These are among the most frequent causes of occasional upset stomachs. It is possible that, if you suffer often with an upset stomach, that you may need to consider dietary changes that will help to avoid these specific causes.

For those with a chronic upset stomach, however, the underlying causes are not always simple. Things are not always as easy as avoiding high-fat foods or cutting back on caffeine. Sometimes, a chronic upset stomach can be a sign that there is another problem. Don’t hesitate to contact your health care provider if you suffer from a chronic upset stomach and dietary changes have not seemed to help. It may be that you have any number of other health problems that are causing your upset stomach. You could have gastritis, a condition where the lining of your stomach is inflamed. It could be pancreatitis, where your pancreas is inflamed. It could be an inflamed gallbladder, known as cholecycstitis. You could have peptic ulcers. You could even have cardia ischemia, in which you aren’t getting enough flow of blood or oxygen to your heart.

If you suffer from a chronic upset stomach and have not had any success modifying your diet, you should probably speak with your health care provider. She will be able to help correctly diagnose the cause of your chronic upset stomach, determine the underlying causes of your chronic upset stomach and help develop a treatment plan that could include a modified lifestyle, medications, and/or surgical options that can help to address the issue.