Heavy periods are very common. About one in five women report having a heavy menstrual flow. Heavy menstrual bleeding is called menorrhagia.
There’s no single definition of what constitutes a heavy period, but the following provides some likely signs and indications:
Heavy periods can have many different causes. Some conditions that can cause heavy periods are fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and transition to menopause.
Left untreated, heavy periods can sometimes cause iron deficiency (anemia), which, in severe cases, can lead to heart problems.
Talk with your doctor about what you’re experiencing, and we can make an accurate diagnosis and recommend treatment options so you can get relief.
At Women’s Health Domain, we believe women should be able to live free of physical discomfort and have control over their health and health care. We’ll work with you to figure out what’s causing your heavy periods and design a treatment plan that works for you.
You can schedule an appointment any time online or call us during the week at 737-377-5129.