Medical issues affecting the uterus, hormone imbalances, and other conditions can cause menorrhagia, prolonged or abnormally heavy bleeding during a woman's period. While most treatments revolve around addressing the underlying problem, medications and surgical procedures can relieve the secondary condition. Many women accept difficult periods as typical, but it is important to recognize signs that could point to medical concerns.
Many issues can cause menorrhagia. In the uterus, growths such as uterine polyps or fibroids can result in the condition. Hormonal imbalances can delay ovulation and lead to a thickened uterine lining, causing heavy bleeding and clotting during periods. Blood disorders like von Willebrand Disease or other platelet function disorders, as well as some medications
can also lead to menorrhagia.
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