The presence of our periods indicates a normal menstrual cycle. But if it hurts excessively, is heavy, or is irregular, it’s time to see a doctor. Here’s what you need to know if you notice that your flow is heavier than usual or that you’re using more pads than usual.
How to tell if you have heavy menstrual periods:
According to Dr. Archana Dubey, an OB-GYN at Motherhood Hospital in Indore, a woman’s menstrual cycle is crucial to reproduction. Although bleeding or a period only appears at the conclusion of the cycle, changes to the ovaries and uterine lining occur all throughout. Women experience variations in cycle length, period length, and flow volume. The impression of the flow rate is highly individualized.
If the following conditions are present:
-flow lasts longer than seven days
-flow is heavy with flooding and clots
-fatigue and palpitations occur both during and after the flow
– decrease in hemoglobin
You have heavy menstrual bleeding if you use one or more pads or tampons every hour (HMB). Thirty percent of women who are of reproductive age experience this condition, which is also known as menorrhagia. Heavy monthly bleeding can cause anemia if it is not treated. You should be aware that the history of your menstrual cycle will also be considered.
You’ll be questioned by your gynecologist on the following topics:
– The type of bleeding
– The first day of your menstrual
– Associated symptoms that could indicate adenomyosis or fibroids, such as intermenstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure or pain.
-Effects on quality of life
According to Dr. Archana Dubey, heavy periods could be a symptom of a variety of conditions, including thyroid imbalance, uterine polyps, fibroids, endometriosis or adenomyosis, ovulation dysfunction, coagulation issues, and in rare cases, malignancy.
What ought You to do?
Your gynecologist in Indore can diagnose your condition and then recommend a course of treatment for you.