Heavy periods

Menorrhagia (meno = periods, agia ~ heavy) is the medical term used to describe heavy periods.Technically you have heavy periods if you bleed more than 80 mls each month. In reality if you notice that your periods become more heavy or painful, you will not be happy. If you become anaemic (low blood count) from heavy periods, you should seek medical attention, whatever the cause of your bleeding. Advancing age and having children are common causes of periods becoming heavier. There are also a number of pathological causes for menorrhagia, particularly when there is associated secondary dysmenorrhoea.

Getting help
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