If you have experienced heavy bleeding during your menstrual period and cramping that interferes with your daily activities, you may have a condition called menorrhagia.
Although heavy menstrual bleeding is a common concern among pre-menopausal women, few women experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia.
The only way to determine the cause of heavy bleeding is an extensive diagnostic evaluation by a physician. Some causes can include:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Dysfunction of the Ovaries
- Inherited Bleeding Disorders
If you have menstrual bleeding so heavy that you dread your period, talk with your doctor. There are many surgical and non-surgical effective treatments for menorrhagia.
If you are in need of a physician, visit our Baptist Medical Group Ladies First practice for caring providers in multiple locations.