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Menorrhagia: Causes, Symptoms and, Treatment in Mumbai by Dr.Neelima Mantri.

Menorrhagia: Causes, Symptoms and, Treatment in Mumbai by Dr.Neelima Mantri.
0 21 May 2019

Menorrhagia

Do you change your tampon for every few hours or so, because it is soaked in blood during menstruation? The clots and spotting between periods been bothering you? Is your bleeding’s still going strong for more than 7 days?

Then, it is highly possible that you are suffering from Menorrhagia which can be treated successfully.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding:

Abnormally heavy and prolonged bleeding during the menstruation is one of the most common gynaec problems encountered by women worldwide. When the bleeding becomes unnaturally severe, it may negatively impact the quality of life by significantly affecting social, work and personal life of women. Medically, this condition is called Menorrhagia.

What is Menorrhagia?

On average, the menstruation lasts for 4-7 days during which a woman loses around 30-40 ml of blood. Menorrhagia is a condition where the regular menstruation bleeding is abnormally long for more than 7 days or heavy, passing out copious amounts of blood (80 ml) in each cycle.

Women diagnosed with Menorrhagia find it very difficult to keep up with their normal activities because of severe blood loss and cramping.

Symptoms of Menorrhagia:

  1. Menstrual bleeding that lasts for more than 7 days.
  2. Bleeding that frequently soaks through your pads forcing you to change your pads often.
  3. Constant pain in the lower stomach during the menstruation period.
  4. Heavy menstrual flows and blood clots (quarter size).
  5. Frequent tiredness and lack of energy.

Causes of Menorrhagia:

The heavy bleeding that is associated with the unfertilized egg and shedding of the uterus lining tissue which is controlled by the hormones. In the event of hormonal imbalance, the endometrium tissue may grow in excess, resulting in heavy bleeding. There are many causes of hormonal imbalance like thyroid, insulin resistance, PCOS, Obesity i.e. all these conditions can potentially cause the Menorrhagia. Ovarian dysfunction, uterine fibroids, bleeding disorders, uterine Polyps, pelvic inflammatory disease, Adenomyosis are some of the other conditions that can cause excessive bleeding problems.

How is Menorrhagia diagnosed?

Diagnosing Menorrhagia is not as straightforward as it seems, because the ides of heavy bleeding is different for different women. After thoroughly examining the medical history and menstrual cycles, a physical exam is conducted and the specialist may recommend one or more among blood test, endometrial biopsy, Pap test or ultrasound to diagnose the condition.

What are the treatment options for Menorrhagia?

Treatment for Menorrhagia is tailored to the patient depending upon the cause of the Menorrhagia, severity of the bleeding, her age, medical and family history and also your future child plans.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Oral contraceptives, Tranexamic acid, oral progesterone, Hormonal IUD are some of the medications that can be used to treat the heavy bleeding during menstruation. There are also surgical procedures that can help you get rid of the Menorrhagia. But the first step you need to take is to consult a medical specialist as soon as possible. In case you are in Mumbai, you can contact Dr.Neelima Mantri to avail treatment.

You can schedule the appointment here: https://www.drneelimamantri.com/contact/