Heavy menstrual bleeding, also known as menorrhagia, is a common menstrual problem affecting many women. It is characterized by excessive bleeding during menstruation that lasts longer than usual. Heavy bleeding can lead to anaemia and interfere with daily activities.


  • Excessive bleeding that lasts longer than seven days
  • Clots in menstrual blood
  • Soaking through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness


There are several treatment options available to manage heavy menstrual bleeding, including

Hormonal birth control pills, patches, or rings

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) that release hormones.

Risks and Routine Checkups

While heavy menstrual bleeding is a common menstrual problem, it can also be a sign of an underlying condition, such as uterine fibroids or endometrial cancer. Regular pelvic exams and pap tests can help detect these conditions early and improve treatment outcomes.