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Menorrhagia – Painful, heavy periods

October 14, 2018
Menorrhagia – Painful, heavy periods

Menorrhagia is the medical term for periods with prolonged, heavy period bleeding. Although heavy bleeding is a common issue, most women do not face blood loss severe enough to call it Menorrhagia. With menorrhagia, you wouldn’t be able to go about your routine activities when you’re on your period because of excessive blood loss and cramping. Here is some more information about the disorder:

Symptoms of Menorrhagia:
  • Needing to change your sanitary pad every few hours due to soaking through them
  • Waking up during the night to change your pad
  • Bleeding heavily for longer than a week
  • Restricting daily activities due to heavy menstrual flow
  • Tiredness, fatigue and shortness of breath
Causes of Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding are:

Menorrhagia can be caused due to a hormonal imbalance, improper functioning of the ovaries, the use if Intrauterine Devices (IUD), medications etc.

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Menorrhagia can lead to larger complications for women suffering from it. One of them is anaemia – a deficiency of iron in the body. Besides this, severe pain is experienced during the period.

If you experience any abnormalities during your period or heavy period bleeding, consult your gynaecologist. Watch this space for more articles on menstruation.

If you have any questions regarding menorrhagia, comment down below!

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    Reply Nishamol M October 20, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Hi, I am 39 years old single mother. (height 150 cm, weight 40 kg) I often have an irregular period. Mostly goes from 40 or more days. I do not have the issue of anaemia. I have PMS and my period lasts for 4-7 day. I stay uncomfortable as I m a working woman too.

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