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What is heavy bleeding?
The amount of blood loss in each period varies enormously from individual to individual. Some women lose a few teaspoonfuls and hardly notice their periods, while other women regularly lose large volumes of blood. Because of this wide variation, it is impossible to define a ‘normal’ period in terms of the amount, length, and frequency of bleeding. A heavy period for one woman may be normal for another.
Symptoms of menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding
You might have menorrhagia if you:
- Have a menstrual flow that soaks through one or more pads or tampons every hour for several hours in a row.
- Need to double up on pads to control your menstrual flow.
- Need to change pads or tampons during the night.
- Have menstrual periods lasting more than 7 days.
- Have a menstrual flow with blood clots the size of a quarter or larger.
- Have a heavy menstrual flow that keeps you from doing the things you would do normally.
- Have constant pain in the lower part of the stomach during your periods.
- Are tired, lack energy, or are short of breath.
Causes of menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding
Hormonal imbalance: From the buildup of the uterus lining to release of an egg, the hormones progesterone and estrogen regulate your menstrual cycle. In case there is a slight imbalance in these hormones, the lining of the uterus develops in excess, which can lead to heavy bleeding when it sheds.
Polyps: Polyps are the benign growth on the uterus lining and it may lead to prolonged or heavy bleeding during periods. Usually, polyps develop in women of reproductive age due to high levels of the hormone.
Dysfunctional ovaries: Menorrhagia can happen if your ovaries are not functioning properly. If an egg is not released from the ovaries during a menstrual, it can result in hormonal imbalance as your body will not produce the hormone progesterone.
Intrauterine device (IUD): Using a non hormonal intrauterine device as a birth control method can cause menorrhagia. It is a side effect of using an IUD and it needs to be removed if you experience heavy bleeding.
Uterine fibroids: Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of uterus and it causes prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding. It usually appears during the childbearing years.
Cancer: Sometimes, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer can lead to heavier than usual bleeding.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): Usually, when a sexually transmitted infection is left untreated, it causes PID. Sometimes, it is occurs after an abortion, childbirth or other gynecological procedures. PID can lead to heavy bleeding.
Uterine Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis is a condition where the cells of the uterus grow and your uterus becomes enlarged. This can cause heavy and painful bleeding.
Other reasons: There are several other reasons that cause heavy bleeding like thyroid problems, kidney or liver disease, anti-inflammatory medication, bleeding disorder and endometriosis.
Treatments for menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding
You need to consult your doctor if you experience heavy bleeding as he will be able to suggest the most effective treatment. Treatments will be based on the cause of the condition. Birth control pills are prescribed to regulate the hormones of your body. In some cases, the doctor removes the uterus lining and there are several methods to remove the lining of the uterus. Some medications can also be prescribed in some cases to reduce the heavy flow. Surgery is also another option if you have fibroids or polyps. Removing or reducing its size may improve your condition. In severe cases, the doctor may suggest surgery to remove the uterus, which is called as Hysterectomy.