Overview: Heavy Periods
For most women, menstruation is a simple fact of life. But if you have heavy periods, menstruation is anything but simple.
Heavy periods may be disrupting your life. Do you:
Need to change menstrual pads or tampons constantly?
Wear dark clothes to avoid accidents?
Suffer from exhaustion?
Experience significant cramping?
If you've experienced symptoms like these, you may have a treatable condition. Learn more about ways you can stop coping with heavy periods.
A common, treatable problem
If you have heavy periods, you're not alone. Heavy periods or menorraghia (pronounced men-or-ah-jah) affects about 3 in 10 women of reproductive age,¹ causing excessive menstruation that can interfere with daily activities.
You may be hesitant to discuss your symptoms with a doctor. What you may not realize, however, is that treatment can bring relief.
|1.||The Lewin Group. Prevalence and treatment patterns of pelvic health disorders among US women. 2007.|