Getting heavy periods regularly? Important things to know about!

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Heavy periods: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Verified by Dr. Vaishali Sakpal Rane (MBBS, DGO Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

During reproductive years, nearly every woman has monthly menstrual periods. Most women's monthly periods last between two and seven days. The first day of bleeding signifies the start of a new menstrual cycle.

The length of your period, menstrual cycle, and any associated symptoms might vary from month to month and from woman to woman. While every woman's menstrual cycle is unique, there are certain irregularities. 

Menorrhagia is the clinical word for menstrual cycles that are unusually heavy periods. Well, excessive monthly bleeding is a something to worry about, but most women do not have significant enough blood loss which can be classified as menorrhagia.


Periods can cause a variety of undesirable side effects, ranging from irritation to bloating and cramping. Excessive menstrual bleeding, on the other hand, has the potential to seriously interrupt your life.

Heavy periods: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

If you have any of the following symptoms , you may be heavy periods:

  • Periods that last more than seven days
  • Need to change pads or tampons hourly
  • In the middle of the night, you need to replace your pads or tampons.
  • Wearing more than one pad at a time is required.

The origin of excessive menstrual bleeding is unknown in some situations, however a variety of diseases can result in menorrhagia. Typical reasons for heavy periods include:

  • Hormone imbalance.
  • Uterine fibroids.
  • Polyps
  • Adenomyosis
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Cancer
  • Other medical conditions.

Anemia, excruciating pain, and many other medical issues can result from excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding. It is common to experience some volatility when you first begin having periods, and again as you reach menopause. However, if your period varies along the road, it's a good idea to figure out what your body is constantly reminding you. Do not ignore it and take the right guidance from a gynaecologist for the treatment.

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