Menorrhagia is Heavy Prolonged Periods in Women

Menorrhagia is Common Abnormal Bleeding from Uterus

Excessive or prolonged  or both bleeding with blood loss  during periods is termed as Menorrhagia.  Menorrhagia is a Common Disease. Although heavy menstrual bleeding is a common concern among pre-menopausal women above condition indicates  signs of  Menorrhagia.

Symptoms of Menorrhagia

Heavy soaking of menstrual flow   for hours

  •  Menstrual periods lasting seven days
  • Menstrual flow with blood clots
  • Symptoms of anemia Tiredness, fatigue or shortness of breath

Cause for Menorrhagia

Even if heavy bleeding is absent the following conditions may cause Menorrhagia.

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Dysfunction of the ovaries. Lack of ovulation
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Adenomyosis
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Cancer. Rarely, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer
  • Inherited bleeding disorders

The following medical disorders may cause Menorragia

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • anticoagulants (to prevent blood clots)
  • hormone medications
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Endometriosis
  • Liver or kidney disease

Treatment for Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia is a common women’s problem

Consult your family doctor if the bleeding is heavy other wise normal treatment with non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and hormone therapy will solve the issue. If the doctor decides that the disease is serious surgical methods are adopted as decided by the doctor. For further study on surgical methods read the following heavy period treatment.

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You can follow these following Pain relief suggestions for heavy bleeding  and keep healthy.

  • Take enough rest.
  • Hold your knees up to your chest and lie on your side.
  • warm up your abdomen with a warm pack, such as a hot water bottle or wheat bag.
  • Bath with warm water.
  • Do not wear right cloths.
  • Do regular exercise.
  • Keep our hand on the place where you have pain and rub it smoothly.
  • Not too many but take occasional painkillers such as paracetamol, but avoid aspirin.
  • Magnesium and vitamin B1 will increase resistance and reduces pain over a period of time.