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What is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

Heavy periods can interfere with nearly every aspect of daily life.

Generally speaking, periods are considered “heavy” if there is enough bleeding to soak through sanitary protection every hour for several hours in a row, or if your period lasts longer than seven days.

Clinically, a period with bleeding totaling over 1/3 cup (80ml) is considered heavy or excessive

Do you have heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy menstrual bleeding is very common. About one third of women seek treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding, also known as menorrhagia.1 While every period is different, common symptoms of menorrhagia include:

  • Needing to double the number of sanitary products for your protection
  • Bleeding longer than 7 days
  • Needing to change your sanitary protection during the night
  • Passing large blood clots in your flow
  • Soaking through your sanitary protection every hour for several hours in a row

You may also feel weak, tired, and have no energy. Many women also say that excessive menstrual bleeding makes it difficult to work, exercise, and to be socially and sexually active.

Take the heavy bleeding self assessment.

Many women do not discuss their heavy bleeding concerns with their doctor.

Heavy Bleeding Self Assessment

Consider talking to your doctor if you answer yes to any of the following statements.

Heavy Bleeding Assessment

Talk to your doctor about your excessive menstrual bleeding.

The first step in treating excessive menstrual bleeding is to determine the cause of it. Excessive menstrual bleeding by itself is not a disease. It can be a sign or symptom of a number of possible medical conditions.

1. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. FAQ June 2016.
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