The medical term for heavy periods is called Menorrhagia. Menorrhagia can be defined as a medical condition in which women experience heavy or long lasting vaginal bleeding during their period cycle. The most common symptoms of this condition are: soaking through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours, needing to use double sanitary protection to control the menstrual flow, Needing to wake up to change sanitary protection during the night, bleeding for longer than a week, passing blood clots with menstrual flow for more than one day, and such others. This medical disorder is often accompanied by cramps in the stomach which tend to limit the physical activity among women.
HOW IS HEAVY PERIODS DIAGNOSED?
Excessive menstrual bleeding is a common cause of iron deficiency anemia (low blood count with low iron).