Of these women, about a quarter feel that there is no solution or assume their flow is normal.
HealthyWomen.org is a great resource for all women’s health issues, but heavy monthly bleeding in particular. Here are a few articles and points from the articles that I found interesting on the subject:
- Understanding Heavy Monthly Bleeding: The Latest on Lighter Periods
- menorrhagia is the technical name for heavy monthly bleeding and is defined as bleeding that interferes with daily activities or soaks through one or more pads or tampons every hour for several hours or requires use of a tampon and pad at the same time
- heavy bleeding can lead to anemia and fatigue
- heavy bleeding is expensive and causes some women to miss work
- Treatment Options for Heavy Monthly Bleeding
- includes lifestyle, nonhormonal medical, hormonal medical, and surgical options
I’ve had sporadic heavy bleeding throughout my life and getting an IUD (Mirena) after my last baby seemed to help regulate and gradually decrease my flow over time. I only had it for a year and some women have other side effects if they use an IUD long term, but it worked for me.
If you struggle with heavy monthly bleeding or other women’s health issues, check out HealthyWomen.org, particularly the articles included above. Talk to someone about your concerns and doing your own research will empower you to find a solution.
I’d love to hear your thoughts/experiences with this issue – creating an open dialogue about awkward issues like this one makes everyone feel better!
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