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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

During reproductive period of life many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding or prolonged heavy menstrual period but how to know when menstrual bleeding is abnormal. Doctors recommend just taking notes of how often you need to change your menstrual pad or tampon – if you are forced to change them every one or two hours, it means you have heavy menstrual bleeding (sometimes called “menorrhagia”). It is not easy to define exactly what is heavy menstrual bleeding because the amount of blood that is lost during menstrual period can vary considerably between women. Sometimes gynecologists can measure blood loss during menstrual period and heavy menstrual bleeding is considered to be 60-80ml or more in each cycle. The average amount of blood that is lost during normal healthy menstruation is 30-40ml. Heavy menstrual bleeding does not necessarily mean that woman...

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