Is heavy bleeding normal during menstruation?

Heavy bleeding during menstruation is a fairly common problem. It is also one of the most ignored problems, often waived off as something normal. An abnormal menstruation, with heavy bleeding, big clots, and cramps, needs immediate medical attention. Visit your doctor immediately in such a case. 

Women with heavy bleeding during menstruation experience severe cramps which make day-to-day functioning difficult. Effective medical treatment can cure the issue.

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Need to change the pad/tampon every hour
  • Big blood clots
  • Need to change over soaked pad/tampon in the middle of the night
  • Periods lasting more than 7 days
  • Women with heavy menstrual bleeding also experience fatigue, shortness of breath and anaemia.

Hormone imbalance: A thin line builds up inside the uterus. It sheds during periods. Estrogen, makes the lining thicker, whereas Progesterone makes it thinner. It is important that these hormones are balanced. If estrogen levels are high, the lining gets thicker and leads to heavy bleeding when it is shed.
Fibroids and Polyps:  Fibroids and polyps are non-harmful growths within the uterus. These cause heavy bleeding during periods. In many cases, fibroids influence the blood flow.
Cancer:  Women in their postmenopausal phase, or those who have had an abnormal Pap test in the past, are potential victims of uterine and cervical cancers. These cancers cause excessive and prolonged bleeding.
Bleeding disorders:  Mostly, these disorders are inherited. They cause blood clots and heavy menstrual bleeding.
Medical conditions:  Women with liver disease, kidney disease and thyroid issues are more likely to develop heavy bleeding.
Pregnancy complications:  A miscarriage causes heavy periods. Ectopic pregnancy also causes heavy bleeding. During this pregnancy, the fertilized eggs get attached outside the uterus. 
Intrauterine device:  This birth control device is a common cause for heavy bleeding. Many women use IUDs for birth control. This can lead to heavy menstrual bleeding.

At Stork Home, we have the finest gynecologists. They provide holistic care and treatment for a range of women’s medical conditions. We provide specific treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding. Our experts take various factors into consideration. They discuss the medical history and menstrual cycle period. The treatment is continued after taking into account the woman’s tolerance levels. She is given absolute freedom to make the right, informed choice for herself.

Heavy menstrual bleeding is treated with surgery on an Outpatient basis and the patient is likely to be discharged the same day.


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