Heavy menstrual bleeding or Menorrhagia as it is referred to in a medical term can be fatal if not treated urgently. If you notice that you have to change a full pad every one or two hours, then you should conclude that the bleeding is abnormally heavy and seek immediate medical attention from Advanced OB GYN Associates or a local OB GYN. These are the most common causes of heavy menstrual bleeding that a specialist is likely to diagnose as the root of your menorrhagia.
Fibroids are tumours or growth-like features that line the interior or exterior of the uterine. This is quite a common condition in women, affecting about 80% of the female population. Fibroids can cause excessive bleeding if they are too many, too big, or negatively affecting other organs nearby.
This condition occurs when the uterus enlarges as a result of the endometrial glands growing abnormally until they merge with the uterine muscles. This condition is hard to diagnose since the x-ray scanning technology does not pick it out quickly.
3. Endometrial hyperplasia
This condition is manifested in the thickening of the interior lining of the uterine wall. It usually deteriorates into endometrial cancer and can cause irregular bleeding and heavy menstrual bleeding.
Like fibroids, polyps are also growths on the wall of the uterus or the cervix. The growths are normally non-cancerous. They cause excessive bleeding during the menstrual cycle or even after sexual intercourse. The best treatment for the condition is the removal of the polyps. Read more »