The problems of a prolonged menstruation

The menstrual cycle of each woman varies depending on the organism of each one, but there are cases in which the menstrual cycle is abundant and long-lasting, which can cause some problems, but they can always be controlled. All those who have heavy menstruation, or menorrhagia, have a period of more than seven days and can cause anemia or the presence of an underlying medical condition. Let’s see what are the problems that can derive from a prolonged rule.

Most common problems

  • Excessive bleeding can lead to a considerable lack of iron for the body (anemia). On the one hand, there are anemias that only cause tiredness and weakness, while other more serious anemias can cause headaches, dizziness, rapid heart rate, or shortness of breath. The remedy is to control it through analytical tests that the doctor himself sends and will also be the one who makes a diagnosis.
  • Another of the most common problems is strong and intense pain (dysmenorrhea). This can be calmed with specific medications for this type of discomfort or ibuprofen. Baths or hot water bottles are also usually helpful.
  • There is another problem called adenomyosis. It is the presence of endometrial tissue (the innermost layer of the uterus) that passes into myometrium (muscular layer of the uterus) and causes a thickening of the uterus. It can lead to painful and profuse periods. They usually occur in women who have given birth between the ages of 35 and 50.
  • More problems that can be caused by prolonged menstruation are the appearance of non-cancerous cysts or polyps. They can appear at older ages and the procedure to follow is through small surgeries.
  • Whenever you are concerned or notice any alteration in your menstrual cycle, go to your gynecologist to remedy it as soon as possible and prevent the problem from escalating.

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