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HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PERIODS ARE HEAVY?

In our line of work, the questions that are often the most personal ones are the ones we are asked the most. Menstruation is not something that’s talked about openly and it is for this reason that many women are in the dark about whether …Read More

What Causes Heavy Periods

There are many causes of heavy periods which is why this problem should be discussed with a physician. Studies have shown that ~15% of women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) have an underlying bleeding disorder. Von Willebrand Disease (V …Read More
change-protection

Having to change protection more than every hour

Women with heavy periods will usually increase the absorbency of the sanitary protection being used. If that has happened, and it is still necessary to change your pad or tampon more than every hour (particularly if this is required for mul …Read More
Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Chronic heavy periods can result in iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia. Anemia is a low hemoglobin when measured by a blood test (CBC or complete blood count). The best measure of iron stores is a ferritin, which can also be measured …Read More

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