One in three women suffers from heavy flow during periods, also called menorrhagia. While the exact cause may vary from hormonal imbalance to certain medications, heavy blood flow is usually seen in teenage girls or women who are in the premenopausal phase. Irrespective of which phase you are in your life, heavy bleeding during periods is uncomfortable. It makes you conscious of yourself and prevents you from having a normal day.
Generally, if you are using plus sized sanitary products and have to change more often that recommended on the pack or if the bleeding persists for 7 or more days you are probably having a heavier than normal blood flow.
Keeping a record of how many sanitary products you use throughout the period can help you get a fairly accurate measure of blood loss during mensuration.
Any unusual symptoms such as dizziness, severe pain, or unmanageable bleeding should be taken seriously and calls for a consultation with your doctor.
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