Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual periods. This is often due to excessive build up of the womb lining (the endometrium) but may be due to the spontaneous abortion or fibroid tumours. Cancer of the endometrium usually causes irregular bleeding, rather than menorrhagia. The condition can often be treated with the contraceptive pill.


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Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of menorrhagia may include: Menstrual flow that soaks through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours The need to use double sanitary prote...
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... In some cases the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding is unknown, but a number of conditions may cause menorrhagia. Common causes include: Hormonal imbalance. In a normal menstrual cycle, a balance betw...
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Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) Treatment

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... Excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding can lead to other medical conditions, including: Iron deficiency anemia. In this common type of anemia, your blood is low on healthy red blood cells, which ca...
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... Specific treatment for menorrhagia is based on a number of factors, including: Your overall health and medical history The extent of the condition The cause of the condition Your tolerance for specifi...
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Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) Support

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Coping skills
... For some women, menorrhagia is manageable. Follow these tips: Work closely with your doctor. Stay informed of all aspects of your condition, including controllable causes and new treatment options. Ha...
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Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) Other

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... Almost every woman at some time in her reproductive life experiences heavy bleeding during her menstrual period. Some women have heavy periods almost every cycle. Menorrhagia is the medical term for e...
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