When Are Heavy Menstrual Periods Cause for Concern?

Having heavy periods is no fun. Excessive menstrual bleeding can interfere with your comfort and your quality of life, especially when you must constantly change tampons or pads to prevent embarrassing accidents.

It’s normal to have occasional days of heavy menstrual bleeding. However, if you experience heavy periods on a regular basis, it could be a sign of a medical issue that requires attention.

Here at Serrano Ob/Gyn Associates in San Antonio, Texas, we work with you to determine whether your heavy menstrual bleeding is a cause for concern. If it is, we provide treatment options to address the causes of a heavy flow.

A common concern

Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding. In fact, about one-third of women seek treatment for it. But this type of bleeding isn’t normal, and you don’t have to just live with it.

Signs of heavy bleeding

Generally, we define heavy menstrual bleeding as menstrual flow that meets one or more of the following conditions: 

Causes of heavy bleeding

Heavy bleeding can have a variety of different causes, including:

Because heavy menstrual periods can have so many possible causes, be sure to speak up if you’re experiencing excessive bleeding.

Treating heavy bleeding

Your treatment options for heavy menstrual bleeding vary based on what’s causing it. They include medications, hormonal birth control, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery.

Whatever the cause of your heavy bleeding, our providers at Serrano Ob/Gyn Associates can work with you find the treatment that’s best for you.  

If you’re experiencing heavy periods, you don’t have to suffer in silence. At Serrano Ob/Gyn Associates, we can help you find relief from excessive menstrual bleeding. Call us at 210-761-5309 or use our online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Do All Uterine Fibroids Require Treatment?

Uterine fibroids are surprisingly common — in fact, some data show fibroids affect the majority of women at some point during their lives. But do all fibroids need to be treated? We have the answer.
When Should I Have My First Screening Mammogram?

When Should I Have My First Screening Mammogram?

An estimated 44,000 Americans die annually from breast cancer, a disease that’s treatable if caught early. Your preventive health plan should add a screening mammogram by age 50 — and possibly by age 40 if certain risk factors are present.
Key Benefits of Appropriate Exercise During Your Pregnancy

Key Benefits of Appropriate Exercise During Your Pregnancy

Regular physical activity is good for your health under most circumstances, and pregnancy is no different. As long as you’re healthy and enjoying a normal pregnancy, you’ll benefit from exercise. Here’s what you need to know about doing so safely.
Five Tips to Help Ease Period Cramps

Five Tips to Help Ease Period Cramps

Many women endure the monthly trial of menstrual cramps. With a few simple and practical tips, you can gain control of menstrual cramps and prevent your period from making you feel miserable.

I Suddenly Feel So Tired — Could I Be in Menopause?

Menopause causes a lot of symptoms, including pervasive feelings of fatigue. Hormone testing can determine if menopause is to blame, while hormone replacement therapy can help restore your energy levels. Here’s how it works.