A Guide to Birth Control for Heavy Periods

2Overview of Heavy Periods

Heavy periods, medically known as menorrhagia, are characterized by abnormally prolonged or heavy bleeding. While heavy bleeding during menstruation is not uncommon, most people do not have serious blood loss enough to be diagnosed with menorrhagia. With this condition, it can be hard to keep up with daily tasks due to cramping and blood loss. There are different causes of heavy periods, such as hormone imbalance, uterine fibroids, impaired ovaries, adenomyosis, polyps, pregnancy complications, intrauterine device, cancer, genetic bleeding issues, or side effects of certain medications. [2]

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