Why Does Menstruation Increase After Taking Pain Medication?

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At night, I menstruated since 02 February 2019. During menstruation I took mefinal antibiotics due to high fever for 3 days. Then in the middle of mefinal consumption, my menstrual blood sometimes there and not. On February 8 2019 it should have been completed. Usually the normal menstrual period is 7 days. But after mefinal consumption, up to 10 February 2019 menstrual blood is still present. Does the blood that was previously obstructed when mefinal consumption comes out when consumption stops? Does drug consumption affect menstrual duration or not? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Gittaanggraita,


Menstruation normally takes between 3-7 days with blood drawn between 30-40 ml. If more than 7 days and the blood that comes out more than 60-80 ml, it can be said that excessive menstruation ororrhagia. This condition can be accompanied by excessive menstrual pain. The causes themselves vary from the side effects of drugs such as anti-inflammatory drugs, contraceptive drugs or disorders of the reproductive organs such as endometriosis, uterine polyps, disorders of the ovaries or other health problems such as blood disorders or thyroid disorders.


For that reason, if menstruation lasts more than 7 days to more than 10 days or need to replace the pads every 1-2 hours, it is necessary to do an examination to determine the cause. If there is a lot of bleeding it is feared there could be a deficiency of red blood or anemia for that if symptoms such as dizziness, blurred vision, weakness until fainting immediately check in order to get the right treatment.


The medicine you take is a drug with mefenamic acid. This drug is a class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (oains) or drugs to treat pain and inflammation and is not an antibiotic drug. This drug works to inhibit the production of prostaglandins or compounds that cause pain and inflammatory reactions and hormones that play a role in the occurrence of menorrhagia. Oains itself can reduce menstrual blood flow. Mefenamic acid itself can have side effects such as heartburn, indigestion, nausea and vomiting, headaches or drowsiness and fatigue for that should be consumed if needed and after eating according to doctor's instructions.


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