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Heavy Periods Treatment

Severe or excessive menstrual bleeding can be a painful problem and is one of the biggest reasons women visiting their General Practitioner (GP). Each year, one in three women states that their period is heavy, and one in twenty women consults with their doctor about this issue. Heavy periods are also called menorrhagia and are normal for women.

Symptoms of Heavy Periods

The average total amount of blood lost during period is 35 ml. Bleeding is considered abnormal if 80 ml or more is lost. If you lose more than 80ml during your period, you are at risk of anaemia.  Some women often lose more blood than that. Irregular heavy menstruation and bleeding during or after sexual intercourse can indicate a serious medical condition. Other symptoms to watch out for include long-term fatigue, light-headedness, poor sleep patterns, and shortness of breath.

Causes of Heavy Periods

In more than half of the cases, if menstrual bleeding is severe, there is no obvious cause. However, it is sometimes associated with the presence of underlying diseases.

  • Fibroids are the benign enlargements of muscle in the wall of the womb.
  • Endometrial polyps are the benign outgrowths of the lining of the womb.
  • Endometriosis is the misplaced lining of the womb.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease means infection of the pelvis.
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
  • Cancer of the womb lining (Endometrial Carcinoma).

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