If the menstrual discharge is excessive, and continues longer than usual, it will be necessary to check it by means of the appropriate remedies.

Ipecac. is the appropriate remedy, where there is a profuse discharge of bright red blood, sometimes attended with dullness or nausea.

Dose

One drop in a tumbler of water, a tablespoonful at a dose; or a powder, or three globules on the tongue. Give at first every hour gradually increasing the intervals as the symptoms abate to two or three hours.

Crocus is a highly important remedy, particularly where the menses have returned too soon, and the discharge is dark colored, clotted and too copious.

Dose

One drop, or twelve globules, in a tumbler of water, a tablespoonful at first every hour, increasing the intervals as the symptoms abate.

Sabina

Menorrhagia during and after miscarriage, or at the menstrual period; profuse discharge of bright red, or dark coagulated blood, accompanied with rheumatic pains in the head and limbs; also pains like labor-pains.

Dose

Same as Crocus.

China

Great debility from copious or long-continued discharges; also when the discharge has been checked, but weakness still remains.

Dose

Three drops in four tablespoonfuls of water, a tablespoon-ful once in three or four hours.

Secale

"Where the hemorrhage arises from want of tone in the uterus, and from passive congestion and debility of that organ; there may be pale face and coldness of the extremities; tenesmus in the rectum and bladder; discharge of dark and offensive blood, increased by motion, sneezing, or coughing.

Dose

Two drops, or twelve globules, in a tumbler of water, a tablespoonful once in two or three hours.

Pulsatilla

Discharge of blood at intervals; black and mixed with clots, with pains like labor-pains; particularly during pregnancy, at the critical age and also in confinement.

Dose

Same as Crocus.

Belladonna

In persons of a plethoric habit; determination of blood to the head; dizziness and pain in the head; pressing pain in the small of the back and abdomen; flushed cheeks, brilliant and congested eyes.

Platina

Profuse and too frequent menstrual discharge, consisting chiefly of thick, dark-colored blood, and attended with bearing-down pain like labor-pain.

Besides the remedies already enumerated, Arnica, Chamomilla, Ignatia, Nux-v., Ferrum, Sepia, and Sulphur.

In connection with the internal administration of remedies it will be necessary that the hips be elevated, and the head lowered, and the patient kept cool and quiet.

Where the haemorrhage is profuse, the external application of cloths wet in cold water, or even a bladder filled with pounded ice, over the region of the womb, will be advisable.