Most women are not fully aware of what the definition of a “normal” menstrual period is, and despite having extremely heavy bleeding and severe cramps, they don’t seek help because it is their “normal.” Other women begin to experience this condition as they approach or go through menopause. There is no reason to suffer through heavy bleeding and severe cramps because our gynecologist and team in El Paso have many options available to treat the condition.
What is Considered Severe Bleeding?
The formal definition of severe bleeding includes needing to change your pad or tampon frequently throughout the day and night, having a period that lasts longer than a week, passing clots larger than a quarter, or any period that interferes with your ability to go about your daily life. Even if your periods don’t meet the formal criteria for severe bleeding, if your period is disrupting your life due to heavy flow and/or severe cramping, it does meet the criteria and you should consult our gynecologist.
Treatment with our gynecologist in El Paso depends on its cause. There are many causes of heavy bleeding, including:
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine polyps
- Hormone imbalances
- A miscarriage or pregnancy complication
- Use of a copper IUD
- Uterine cancer
- Certain medications
It is fairly common among adolescent girls to experience cramping and heavy bleeding during their first few periods; this usually resolves and if it does not, it is important to consult our gynecologist in El Paso to determine the cause. Among older women, the onset of heavy bleeding is usually due to some kind of uterine pathology, and again, it is important to consult our gynecologist to determine the cause.
What Treatments are Available?
As mentioned above, the treatment approach will depend on the exact cause, as we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach at Invogue Rejuvenation. That’s why we invite you to book an appointment at our office in El Paso. Contact us today to arrange your initial consultation.