Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods, are the most common type of abnormal bleeding from the uterus.
A woman’s period is considered heavy if there is enough blood to soak a tampon or pad every hour for several hours. When painful, heavy menstruation is severe, it can interfere with your daily routine and your sleep. The blood loss from the heavy bleeding can also lead to anemia, causing symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatigue. If you are experiencing painful, heavy menstrual bleeding, it could be due to one of the following several causes:
- Use of blood thinners
- Noncancerous tumors of the uterus called fibroids that usually occur during childbearing years
- Hormonal imbalance
- Problems with your non-hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) birth control
- Adenomyosis, a condition when the glands of the lining of the uterus become imbedded in the muscular wall of the uterus
- An ectopic pregnancy- the implantation of a fertilized egg outside the uterus, such as in the fallopian tube
- A miscarriage
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is an infection that occurs in organs of the reproductive system such as the uterus or fallopian tubes
- Medical conditions that can stop normal blood clotting, such as platelet disorders, kidney, liver, or thyroid disease
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