Does This Sound Familiar?
“I can’t keep up, I’m running to the bathroom every hour to change my pad/tampon.”
“My period exhausts me; I don’t seem to have the same energy anymore.” ·
“Sometimes the cramping is so bad, I can honestly stay in bed all day.” ·
You could have menorrhagia, the medicalterm for excessive menstrual bleeding.
First Ask Yourself
Had heavy bleeding with clotting?Even while using birth control pills?
Been exceptionally tired or weak during my period?
To avoid embarrassment do I:
Stay at home during my period because it is easier?
Carry large quantities of sanitary products or a change of clothes? ·
Have I missed work or social events because of heavy periods?
Overview Of Reproductive Anatomy
What Is Menorrhagia?
Unmanageable or heavy bleeding month after month
Bleeding for more than 7 days ·
Using more than 10 pads or tampons per day during a period
Feeling tired, worrying about embarrassing accidents and being frustrated that periods rule your life