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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