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Heavy Periods every month? Need to be Alarmed

Many women bleed heavily and is a common problem that we hear. But is the unusual heavy bleeding a cause for worry? Experts tell us when you should consult a doctor

Heavy Periods every month? Need to be Alarmed

Sentinel Digital Desk

Women generally wonder how much bleeding is too much bleeding? A heavy flow is never a pleasant thing to deal with and becomes a cause of worry if it persists for every menstrual cycle. It gets dreading for a woman to deal with the whole lot of mood swings, cramps and cravings during the red days. And more so during a heavy flow.

Conversations about these things are not brought up much often and many tend to be unaware of their own health dynamics. If one feels that there is an unusually heavy flow then they must get in touch with a doctor.
Experts say that an occasional heavy flow is not something to be worried about and is normal. One just needs to know how to manage these occasional heavy flows.

Why does Heavy Flow happen in some women?

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is also known as Menorrhagia and the flow lasts up to more than 7 days. During this condition, a woman loses more than the usual 60-80 ml of blood. Therefore, this itself is a red flag of an underlying health issue. The flow of blood generally increases with the age of the woman and can make one very weak and anemic.

Causes of Heavy Menstrual Flow:

This phenomenon affects about 1-5 women and is common to the age group 30-50. This condition may also indicate problems with low blood platelets.
This can also happen due to hormonal disbalances, fibroids, cancers, pregnancy complications like ectopic pregnancy, inherited bleeding disorders and sometimes also for the uses of certain medications and intrauterine decides (IUD).
Many women also have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) which can be an underlying cause of heavy flow.


Some common symptoms may show up as unusual heavy bleeding for more than 7 days. If one needs to change the pad or tampon every 1 to 2 hours it should be a cause of worry and getting in touch with a doctor is recommended.

What You Need to Do

One may need to run a few tests during the treatment process. Ultrasound is also done to check the uterus, ovaries and pelvic region. Hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy is also done to check the lining of the uterus. But most important is to consult your doctor or a gynecologist.

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