As part of a normal menstrual cycle, you should expect your period to arrive about every 28 days and to last for about four to seven days. But there are plenty of women out there who don’t have normal periods—and if you suffer from heavy bleeding, you know that your cycle’s “schedule” isn’t the only inconvenient part of menstruation.
Many doctors define heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) as soaking a pad and/or tampon every hour or less during your period. That makes for a lot of trips to the bathroom and can be a…Continue Reading →
If you’re finished having children and suffer from heavy bleeding, endometrial ablation—a new, simple outpatient procedure—may be just the solution you need. Endometrial ablation destroys the lining of the uterus and will significantly lighten or completely stop periods altogether. Continue reading
By all accounts, as modern women, we have it pretty good when it comes to our periods. In fact, we have it so good that you might find it hard to believe just how far we’ve come even from 1980! Continue reading
Just how much you bleed during your period isn’t something women talk about much. So how would you know, really, what’s considered normal when it comes to the heaviness of your period? Would you be surprised if your doctor told you that needing to change your pad or tampon every hour is excessively heavy bleeding? Continue reading