Menorrhagia- symptoms and causes??
Hello, I am 23 years old. I am working in an MNC. I have a sister. She is 20 years old. Nowadays she is not feeling well. She has been consulted with a doctor and diagnosed with menorrhagia. I am very worried for her. She does not discuss her health issues with me. This concerns me a lot. I would like to know about menorrhagia, its symptoms and causes. Can anyone help me please.
@vatan Menorrhagia is heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Many women have this type of abnormal uterine bleeding. It can be related to a number of conditions including problems with the uterus, hormone problems, or other conditions. While heavy bleeding can make it tough to take part in normal daily life at times, there are treatments to help.
During your menstrual cycle, if an egg is not fertilized, the uterine lining breaks down, and bleeds. The egg and the uterine lining are then shed during your period.
Hormone problems or conditions that affect the uterus can result in heavy bleeding. Other diseases or bleeding disorders can also cause it.
Hormone problems include:
Imbalance of estrogen and progesterone or other hormones
Problems with the uterus include:
Fibroids (non cancerous)
Pregnancy problems (such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy)
Use of an intrauterine device (IUD)
Other conditions such as thyroid, kidney or liver disease, cancer or bleeding disorders can also cause heavy bleeding.
If you have to change your pad or tampon every 1 to 2 hours because it is soaked, or bleed longer than 7 days, see your doctor. Spotting or bleeding between periods is also a sign of a problem.
The symptoms of menorrhagia may look like other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.