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Menorrhagia

What is Menorrhagia?

Menorrhagia is a condition characterized by excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Menorrhagia is also called as hypermenorrhea.

What Causes Menorrhagia?

There are many causes of menorrhagia. The most common causes are:

Symptoms of Menorrhagia

The most common symptoms of menorrhagia are:

  • Menstrual flow that soaks through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours
  • The need to use double sanitary protection to control your menstrual flow
  • The need to change sanitary protection during the night
  • Menstrual period that lasts longer than seven days
  • Menstrual flow that includes large blood clots
  • Heavy menstrual flow that interferes with your regular lifestyle
  • Constant pain in the lower abdomen during menstrual period
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath

Can Menorrhagia be Treated?

Yes. Treatment options will depend on the cause of menorrhagia, the severity of menorrhagia and the overall health of the patient. Some common treatments include iron supplements, oral contraceptives, ibuprofen, and progesterone.

If medication therapy is not successful, surgery may be needed.

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