Heavy menstrual periods Overview
Menstrual periods that are heavy or abnormally long are called menorrhagia. There are various different causes of menorrhagia. Other related symptoms are metrorrhagia and menstrual irregularity. Causes of menorrhagia include emotional stress, fibroids, endometriosis, and various other causes. One commonly undiagnosed disorder in women is Von Willebrandís disease (a bleeding disorder). Menorrhagia may also be caused by hormonal contraceptives (i.e. oral, implanted, etc.), IUDs, or other medications. Seek prompt professional medical advice for abnormal menstruation.
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- Stress: Stress is the general condition of emotional or physical stress. This condition can have real physical effects on the body
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- Uterine Fibroids: Uterine fibroids are benign tumors in the wall of the uterus in women. Fibroids are very common, usually occurring after
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- Endometriosis: Endometriosis is abnormal growth of fragments of the endometrial lining of the uterus in women. These endometrial fragments grow in
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- Von Willebrandís Disease: Von Willebrandís Disease is a bleeding disorder that is often undiagnosed. It is believed that as many as a
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- Bleeding Disorders: Bleeding disorders are those where there is abnormal or excessive bleeding. It also includes disorders with poor clotting and the
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