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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

4 reasons NOT to ignore heavy menstrual bleeding

Heavy Menstrual BleedingBleeding through a pad or tampon every hour for several hours, requiring extra protection for nighttime bleeding or passing blood clots approximately the size of a quarter or larger. Does any of this sound familiar?

Sometimes, women ignore heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, thinking this is just “how it is.” Our Round Rock obgyns want women to understand that they should not ignore this problem.

Four reasons why women shouldn’t ignore heavy menstrual bleeding

1. Persistent heavy menstrual bleeding may cause anemia.

Losing too much blood due to heavy menstrual bleeding can cause mild to severe anemia. Anemia symptoms include weakness, fatigue, dizziness and pale skin. It may also cause rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, headaches and problems with concentration.

Heavy menstrual bleeding may signal health problems

2. Uterine problems

Heavy menstrual bleeding can be a symptom of several uterine problems that require care from our Round Rock obgyns. Potential uterine problems include:

3. Miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy

If a woman experiences heavy menstrual bleeding, especially if it’s brown or bright red in color, it may indicate that she is having a miscarriage. A woman may also experience heavy bleeding during an ectopic pregnancy. If left untreated, an ectopic pregnancy can cause serious complications.

4. Cancer

Heavy menstrual bleeding or heavy bleeding during another time of the month may be a sign of certain cancers, including endometrial, uterine or cervical cancer.

Our Round Rock obgyns diagnose and treat heavy menstrual bleeding

Whatever the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding, women should see our Round Rock obgyns. Heavy menstrual bleeding is not normal, and it can be a sign that there is a problem that needs to be diagnosed and treated. Ignoring it can lead to unnecessary complications and pain.

Our obgyns have the experience to provide the most up-to-date diagnostic techniques and treatments, including minimally invasive surgery, if needed. Women with heavy menstrual bleeding should contact us today for an appointment.

  

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