Heavy Periods

Another name for this is menorrhagia. Typically women may menstruate (bleed) for 2-5 days, and lose around 30-40ml of blood.

Heavy Periods

Another name for this is menorrhagia. Typically women may menstruate (bleed) for 2-5 days, and lose around 30-40ml of blood.

Overview

Abnormally heavy bleeding is when:

  • Your periods last longer than 7 days.
  • The volume is more than 80ml.
  • There is flooding or clotting.
  • You are anaemic.
Possible causes

There are many causes, including fibroids, uterine polyps, hyperplasia, or cancer of the uterus, polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease, genital tract infection, endometriosis, and bleeding disorders.

What to do

If you have troublesome heavy bleeding, you should see your GP. The first steps may include an ultrasound of the uterus, an examination, and treatment using non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, oral hormones, and anti-clotting agents.

A specialist in gynaecology has a number of options available to them to aid in treatment. These include a Mirena, ablation of the uterine lining, and hysterectomy.

We can help

If you are experiencing heavy periods and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

Abnormally heavy bleeding is when:

  • Your periods last longer than 7 days.
  • The volume is more than 80ml.
  • There is flooding or clotting.
  • You are anaemic.

There are many causes, including fibroids, uterine polyps, hyperplasia, or cancer of the uterus, polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease, genital tract infection, endometriosis, and bleeding disorders.

If you have troublesome heavy bleeding, you should see your GP. The first steps may include an ultrasound of the uterus, an examination, and treatment using non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, oral hormones, and anti-clotting agents.

A specialist in gynaecology has a number of options available to them to aid in treatment. These include a Mirena, ablation of the uterine lining, and hysterectomy.

If you are experiencing heavy periods and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

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