Heavy Periods and its Sign
It is annoying to have heavy periods, and most of the time, it creates a sense of irritation if it bleeds more than the normal flow, and the signs of heavy periods are as follows.
- To change your sanitary items, you have to get up in the night.
- More than one sanitary product (e.g. both a pad and a tampon) has to be used at once.
- Your sanitary products have to be replaced once every one or two hours.
- You pass through blood clots that are more than 2 cm long.
- For more than a week, you bleed.
If any of this relates to you, or if you have just found that your cycles are getting heavier, it is worth seeing the doctor. If you have periodic discomfort or bleeding between your cycles, you can also see a doctor. Heavy periods, left untreated, will result in iron deficiency anaemia.
Causes of Heavy Periods
- Fibroids (non-cancerous growths in the uterus) or endometriosis are common causes of heavy periods. Causes that are less popular include:
- The pelvic inflammatory disease also develops when your vagina transfers sexually transmitted bacteria to your uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries.
- A hormonal disorder occurring in sexually active women is a polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- Polyps are uncommon tissue growths that look most typically like small, flat bumps or tiny stalks that look like spores.
- Adenomyosis Disease, which happens when the tissue (endometrial tissue) that usually lines the uterus expands into the uterine muscle wall.
- A hormonal imbalance due to hypothyroidism, diabetes or obesity
- A disorder of blood coagulation such as Von Willebrand disease
- Any products, such as hormonal medicines or anticoagulants,
- A method of contraception, using “the coil.”
- Cancer of the womb or cervical cancer
- There is no underlying cause for almost half of the cases of heavy bleeding.
If you are facing the issue of heavy bleeding and looking for the treatment, you can consult with Dr Sarah Hussain, the leading Female Gynaecologist in London. Request a call for treatment.