Heavy Menstrual Bleeding with Clots and Pain

heavy menstrual bleeding with clots and pain

Menorrhagia is menstrual bleeding that lasts more than 7 days. It can also be bleeding that is very heavy.

How do you know if you have heavy bleeding?

If you need to change your tampon or pad after less than 2 hours or you pass clots the size of a quarter or larger, that is heavy bleeding. Many women do not know that their bleeding is not normal or heavy. If you have this type of bleeding, you should consult a doctor.CALL 770-953-2600Untreated heavy or prolonged bleeding can have multiple side effects. It also can cause anemia.

⇒Related: Lower back pain and bleeding between periods

Related: Dangerous symptoms

Possible causes for heavy bleedings with clots and pain may be:

  • Uterine-related problems
  • Growths or noncancerous tumors of the uterus called uterine fibroids or myomas
  • Cancer of the uterus or cervix
  • Certain types of birth control—for example, an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Problems related to pregnancy
  • Hormone-related problems
  • Other illnesses or disorders

In addition, certain medications or medication interactions can cause increased bleeding.

You might suffer from heavy bleeding if you:

  • Have a menstrual flow that soaks through one or more pads or tampons every hour for several hours in a row
  • Need to change pads or tampons during the night
  • Have menstrual periods lasting more than 7 days
  • Have a menstrual flow with blood clots the size of a quarter or larger
  • Have a heavy menstrual flow that keeps you from living life normally
  • Are always tired, low on energy or are short of breath

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