Heavy menstrual bleeding is medically termed Menorrhagia and it is a common medical disorder in women. Women with this problem have menstrual bleeding that lasts more than 7 days. Menorrhagia affects about one in every twenty women.
Sometimes menorrhagia might be an indication of an underlying problem that must be treated and may affect your daily life
Heavy menstrual bleeding results in enormous blood loss, which can make it difficult to continue with daily activities. The condition may also cause back pain, weakness, and abdominal cramps.
At Matrusri Hospital, our goal is to prevent heavy menstrual bleeding and help relieve the pain associated with it.
Causes of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Various gynaecological conditions can lead to heavy menstrual bleeding, such as:
- Imbalance of hormones
- An ovarian disorder.
- Polycystic Ovaries
- Uterine fibroids
- Bleeding disorders that are inherited
- Uterine Polyps
- Infection of the Pelvis
- Using intrauterine devices (IUD)
- Endometrial hyperplasia
- Taking anti-inflammatory medications or antibiotics
If you have heavy menstrual bleeding and if you are concerned about it, consult Dr. Susmitha Reddy, the best gynaecologist at Matrusri Hospital. There are several treatments are available to treat Menorrhagia that is effective as well.
Symptoms of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
- Restricted daily routine due to heavy bleeding.
- Shortness of breath
- Frequent changing of sanitary pads
- Heavy bleeding that causes pain
- Periods that last for a long time (longer than 7 days)
- Blood clots
- Constant pain in the lower portion of the stomach
- Weakness due to lack of energy
Tests to diagnose Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
By observing the symptoms you experience and performing a pelvic examination, it is possible to diagnose the causes of heavy periods.
In some cases, it might be necessary to conduct additional tests, such as:
- Blood test
- Pap test
- Endometrial sampling
Treatment for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Heavy bleeding doesn’t always require medical treatment. However, if the results of the test diagnose an underlying issue such as endometriosis or fibroids causing heavy menstrual bleeding, proper treatment should be administered.
Oral contraceptives, NSAIDs and hormonal IUDs can help to manage menorrhagia.
Surgical correction may help to correct your period flow if the medical treatment does not work.
Some of the surgical procedures are:
- Endometrial ablation
- Dilation and curettage
- IUD placement
At Matrusri Hospital, our best Gynecologists can provide you with information on all available treatment options and recommend the best choice of treatment for your specific situation. It’s not too late to speak with one of our experienced Gynecologists, Dr. Susmitha if you are experiencing heavy menstrual flow.