How to know if your Period is Heavy
A woman’s period is unique to her and can undergo changes with age. At some point, a woman’s period can be lighter or heavier; in the case of a heavy period, how would you know your period is heavy?
The average woman loses about 2-3 tablespoons of blood when menstruating. However, your period may be subject to changes-either lighter or heavier from month to month.
As you age, particularly during perimenopause, most women experience heavy bleeding during this phase.
What are the symptoms of heavy bleeding?
- Passing blood clots bigger than the size of quarters
- Using more than one sanitary material every one or two hours
- Bleeding more than seven days
What could be the cause of heavy bleeding?
Many things can be the cause of a heavy bleeding, however, the likely reasons are:
- Using certain birth control such as an intrauterine device known as IUD.
- Uterine fibroids or growth
- Pregnancy related issues like miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
- Hormonal issues
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Cancer of the uterus
If you are experiencing any of these, you should see a gynecologist for evaluation.