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Heavy Periods Causes and Treatments

Heavy Periods – Causes and Treatments

Heavy periods can make everyday lifestyle difficult, and many women have to change their daily routine during menstruation. Often heavy periods can be accompanied by pain. The medical term of the heavy period is menorrhagia. 

Causes for Heavy Periods:

There are various reasons for Heavy Periods, which are treatable.


Our body is sensitive to changes. Even stress can cause abnormal periods. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that big life changes can affect your menstruation cycle. It’s common to experience heavy menstruation bleeding after childbirth.

Birth Control:

Menorrhagia can also be a side effect of medications, particularly blood thinners. Even changes to birth control methods may also affect the length of your menstrual cycle and bleeding.

Hormonal Imbalance:

The changes in the estrogen and progesterone levels can also cause menorrhagia. Which thickens uterine lining. Thick uterine lining sheds during menstruation, you may experience heavy periods and large blood clots.


It’s a very painful condition that leads to abnormal growth of uterine lining and form uterine polyps. This abnormal growth may lead to heavy painful periods.

Uterine Fibroids:

These are non-cancerous growths inside the uterus. They affect the size of your uterus. 


Treatments for Heavy Periods:

IUS (intrauterine system)

The best effective treatment for heavy periods is an intrauterine system. The T-shaped device will be inserted into the uterine and it over time releases hormones. As a result, your periods become lighter.


Your physician may prescribe you medicines that contain a combination of oestrogen and progesterone. You can intake them in the form of pills or else in injection form. These may aim to make your periods lighter.


Occasionally surgeries can also be considered in managing your heavy periods, There are various types such as endometrial ablation – where the uterus lining is thinned, Uterine artery embolisation – the blood flow to fibroid is disrupted, Myomectomy and Hysterectomy.

 If you are having gynae issues related to periods, as discussed above and are worried about it, consult a professional gynaecologist. You can consult with Mrs. Sarah Hussain, the leading female gynaecologist in London. Request a call for treatment.