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The medical term for Heavy Periods is ‘Menorrhagia’ and when this happens, the woman experiences abnormal bleeding from the uterus. This condition could last up to 7 days. The main reasons for this condition are hormonal imbalance, miscarriage or fibroids. There can be other causes as well. The typical symptoms are excessive bleeding leading to frequent pad changes and passing blood clots during menstruation.
HOW IS HEAVY PERIODS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis by a gynaecologist will involve a thorough physical examination and understanding the complete medical history and details from the affected female. If anything unusual is reported, suitable tests may be called for, including an ultrasound of the abdomen area.
HOW IS HEAVY PERIODS TREATED?
The treatment for Heavy Periods or Menorrhagia usually consists of prescribing oral medication to control the bleeding and suppress the pain. The preferred drugs are anti-steroidal and anti-inflammatory in nature. Hormone therapy can also be recommended if the diagnosis reflects this shortcoming. If the doctor decides to take the surgical procedure route, then D&C and Hysteroscopy are 2 of the options available to solve the issue.
DID YOU KNOW?
That the loss of too much blood can cause anaemia and one has to be aware about it.