Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)

How do you differentiate between normal and heavy periods?

Definition of normal can be different for different people. However, you can call your periods heavy, if you are passing lots of clots or having to constantly use double protection, changing protection more frequently than every four hours or if your periods are making you anaemic.

How common are heavy periods?

Heavy periods are very common and nearly 50% of women suffer from heavy periods at some stage of their life.

What are the common causes?

What tests are required?

What are the treatment options?