Menorrhagia is a condition described as abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. Although heavy menstrual bleeding is a common concern, most women don’t experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia. With menorrhagia, it becomes difficult to maintain the usual activities during the periods because of the excessive blood loss and cramping. Common symptoms include periods extending for more than a week, heavy bleeding, anaemia.
The common causes associated with menorrhagia are hormonal imbalances, malfunctioning of the ovaries or fallopian tubes, presence of uterine fibroids or polyps, cancer, pregnancy related complications, and possible genetic or hereditary disorders. In most cases, the imbalance of hormones is what causes menorrhagia.
The treatment for menorrhagia factors in various conditions of your health. This includes the overall health and medical history, the underlying causes of the condition, future child-bearing plans and your lifestyle. Clinical intervention can be made with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and a course of oral contraceptives. For more complicated and severe forms of the condition, certain procedures may have to be performed. These include dilation and curettage, uterine embolisation, ultrasound surgery to destroy the fibroid tissue.