Q. What is Menorrhagia?

·         It’s a medical term for heavy menstrual bleeding that lasts for more than 7 days.

Q.  What are the symptoms of menorrhagia?

·         Heavy periods for more than 7 days

·         Changing pads/tampons every hour

·         Heavy bleeding with Blood clots

·         Changing pads at night

·         Decreased energy and feeling weak

·         Shortness of breath and fatigue

The last two symptoms are due to decrease in the hemoglobin (anemia) due to excessive blood loss


Q. What causes Menorrhagia?

·         Any uterine growth (most commonly not cancer)- like fibroids, polyps

·         Adenomyosis is a condition in which the cells that line the inside of the uterus (endometrium) are abnormally located in cells that make up the uterine wall (myometrium). This can result in a somewhat enlarged uterus. Adenomyosis can cause very painful periods and heavy bleeding.

·         Cervical growth (can be polyp or cancer growth)

·         Bleeding disorders

·         Pelvic Infection

·         Perimenopause period (menopause transition)

·         Pregnancy related problems (miscarriage/ectopic pregnancy)


Q. How is it diagnosed and treated?

·         First line of diagnosis:

  • Pelvic examination by your women health specialist
  • Blood tests to check your hemoglobin levels, coagulation profile, thyroid hormone levels etc
  • Pap smear to look for cervix growth/infection
  • ULTRASOUND Pelvis (Through abdomen with full bladder or through vagina – transvaginal scan)- 2D/3D/COLOR doppler scans


·         Once the first set of test reports are seen, then one can decide the treatment (for example D&C dilatation & curettage; hysteroscopic removal of polyp or fibroid; for anemia if hemoglobin is low alongside) or further diagnostic tests (for example SIS- saline infusion hysterosonography; hyspetroscopyetc)

Q. Can it be prevented?

No. we can not prevent menorrhagia. However being aware of this condition and consulting your health care specialist can treat it.

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