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Excessive and Frequent Menstruation with Regular Cycle-What You Need to Know?

About

Heavy bleeding and frequent periods with regular menstruation cycles.
- Is usually treatable by a medical professional
- Self-diagnosis possible to a certain extent
- Can be a symptom of different kinds of conditions
Menorrhagia NOS or Heavy periods NOS or Polymenorrhea could be the reason. Menorrhagia is associated with abnormally prolonged or heavy bleeding. It leads to a lot of blood loss and cramps.
Polymenorrhea is when a menstrual cycle lasts less than 21 days. Each of these has a specific set of causes and is usually treatable. Can lead to serious complications, if left untreated.
Can affect women of all ages.

Symptoms

Self-diagnosis
Characterized by heavy vaginal bleeding during menstruation, the flow being abnormal
The need of one or more tampons or sanitary napkins every hour
The need to use two sanitary napkins at the same time to control the bleeding
Menstruation that lasts for more than a week
Tiredness, fatigue, and shortness of breath
Lack of red blood cells
Bleeding in between two cycles
Vaginal bleeding during menopause
Irregular vaginal bleeding

Treatment

Depends on several factors like overall medical and health history, the actual cause of the condition, tolerance of the patient to certain medication and therapies, pregnancy plans, and more.

Medications: Medication for menorrhagia may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like naproxen sodium and ibuprofen, oral contraceptives, tranexamic acid, oral progesterone, and hormonal IUD. Oral contraceptives are often recommended for polymenorrhea as well.

Surgery: For menorrhagia, the surgery options are dilation and curettage, focused ultrasound surgery, myomectomy, endometrial ablation, hysterectomy, endometrial resection, and uterine artery embolization.
Do consult a doctor in 60 secs at mfine in case of experience of the symptom.

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