reproductive health


Question by  adytzo (10)

Is a heavy menstrual period a symptom of something?

Does it mean I have endometriosis?


Answer by  carol20 (55)

Heavy bleeding could indicate you have endometriosis, but it could also be a sign of any number of problems and conditions. You should see your doctor about what it could possible be. You could just be having some type of hormonal fluctuation, or it could be something more serious. Either way, heavy bleeding is a sign that something is abnormal.


Answer by  WranglerMama (289)

It can be a sign of endometriosis, fibroids, or a hormonal imbalance. If you regularly soak through a pad or tampon in 1 hour, see your doctor.


Answer by  Erynn (1651)

Heavy periods can be a symptom of issues in your reproductive system. Mostly, don't worry: However if worried you should speak to your doctor about how heavy is too heavy. Endometriosis' most common symptom is pain; heavy periods are possible but not necessary. It also occurs with poly-cystic ovaries syndrome.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Some women naturally have heavy periods, so it's probably nothing to worry about. If it's accompanied by sever cramps or if you get nauseous, then it certainly is something to consult your doctor about. The birth-control pill can significantly help with heavy flow and irregularity.

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