Heavy menstruation or hypermenorrhea: causes and treatment

Hypermenorrhea consists of excessive menstrual bleeding, not so much in duration but in quantity. Normal bleeding is around 35 ml per cycle, we are talking about hypermenorrhea when this figure is doubled, 80 ml. To measure this amount, we will do it through the pads or tampons that we use, putting 6 a day can be considered hypermenorrhea.

Mainly this disorder is due to a problem in the contraction of the muscle of the uterus, which fails to squeeze the bleeding vessels and end the bleeding.

Other causes of hypermenorrhea

  • Fibroids: benign tumors that appear in the uterine muscle.
  • Endometriosis: the endometrium is located outside its original place, the uterus, and it is common for it to appear in the fallopian tubes.
  • Having had several deliveries.
  • Intrauterine device: the solution to heavy menstruation due to the IUD would be its removal.
  • Hypothyroidism: consists of a deficiency of thyroid hormone.
  • Disorders in blood coagulation.
  • Some medications such as aspirin can increase bleeding.

Treatment of hypermenorrhea

  1. After the doctor has carried out the pertinent tests and found the problem that causes hypermenorrhea, he will treat it specifically.
  2. If we do not know what causes it, they will prescribe drugs that intensify uterine contractions, hormonal treatment and/or contraceptives.

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