What Are Heavy Periods and What Causes It?

Did you need to substitute a super or mega plus for your regular tampons? Have you begun soaking your overnight pads? Are you using more sanitary products than normal because you change them more often or have more days of bleeding?

It is possible that your cycles have been longer (more than seven days) or heavier or both if you answered yes to all of these questions. It’s necessary for you to consult with your gynaecologist.

You will ovulate when your cycle arrives at the same time per month, even if your bleeding has changed. You have to ovulate in order to have a normal period. Menorrhagia, which comes from a Greek stem meaning to burst, is the old term for this sort of irregular uterine bleeding.

Why does it matter if I am ovulating or not?

When your cycles arrive at regular intervals it means you are ovulating. It means that the hormone progesterone is released by your ovaries and the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is shed at normal time. This is critical because both of these factors prevent a process called endometrial hyperplasia from being irregular in the lining of your uterus. Your chance of developing endometrial cancer may be increased by this kind of change in your uterine lining. The possibility that you have potentially precancerous changes in the lining of your uterus is minimal if you are bleeding more frequently but at regular intervals.

What will happen when I see my gynaecologist?

Your gynaecologist will ask questions that will decide if you have ovulatory irregular uterine bleeding. You would also get a physical examination and a pelvic exam as well. 

The doctor may recommend ordering the following tests based on the history and your pelvic examination.

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