Heavy Menses

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Understanding Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia, often recognized as heavy menstrual bleeding, disrupts many women’s lives. With prolonged or excessive bleeding, it can heavily impact daily routines and overall well-being. Recognizing the symptoms, causes, and complications of menorrhagia can guide timely intervention and treatment.  Here are some key symptoms:

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Heavy Menstrual Causes

Menorrhagia can be triggered by various factors, including:

When to See a Doctor

If menorrhagia goes untreated, several complications may arise. The heavy bleeding can disrupt daily activities, negatively impacting work, personal relationships, and overall quality of life. This, in turn, can lead to emotional strains, manifesting as anxiety, distress, or even depression. In some cases, persistent menorrhagia might also pose challenges in conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. Consultation is crucial if:

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