Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: What’s the Reason Behind?

Heavy periods not only make life difficult but can also indicate health problems. Especially if the period was never like that before.

Dr. Ely

General practitioner

There are many reasons, but it’s all about what your perception of “heavy” is

Gynecologists call periods “heavy” if blood loss per cycle is 2.7 oz or more. Household criteria: change hygiene products every 2 hours as well as use a tampon and a pad right away.

If the bleeding is heavier than usual, you should see a doctor. It could be many things—fibroids, endometriosis, endometrial polyps, etc. But in half of the cases, it is impossible to find the real cause.

The gynecologist will indicate the treatment and prescribe a blood test for iron deficiency, as there’s a high risk of developing anemia due to heavy and frequent blood loss.

23 March 2021

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