Heavy, prolonged, irregular menstrual periods
Pelvis | Gynecology | Heavy, prolonged, irregular menstrual periods (Symptom)
The correct medical Description for heavy menstrual periods refers to the passage of more than 80 ml of blood in each period.
Periods are considered heavy when: (i) a woman bleeds for more than 8 to 10 days, (ii) a woman bleeds so much that is difficult for her to go to work. She may even be forced to plan their vacation and leisure time according to the time of your period. (iii) the bleeding is continuously so heavy that the woman becomes anemic, (iv) the presence of small clots for more than one or two days suggests heavy periods, (v) floods that refers to the sudden and unexpected appearance of the period, (vi) bleeding after having gone through menopause.
Often, if a woman is bleeding from the rectum or blood in the urine, she may think the blood comes from the vagina. A tampon can be inserted into the vagina to confirm that is the source of bleeding.
The causes of prolonged and heavy bleeding may be due to a temporary hormonal imbalance, which eventually corrects itself. In the years around menopause (45 years old) heavy periods are usually a sign of hormonal imbalance. However, possibility of heavy period is caused by an underlying disease that increases with age.
The following conditions are associated with heavy periods: (i) fibroids, (ii) endometriosis, (iii) pelvic inflammatory disease. (iv) polyps of the lining of the uterus, (v) so-called dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). This refers to excessive bleeding with no apparent explanation.