Heavy periodsTreatment

Various treatments options are available for heavy periods.

overview

Heavy periods are when you lose a lot of blood during your period or your periods last a long time.

symptoms

You may have heavy periods if you lose a lot of blood during your periods, pass large blood clots or your periods last more than 7 days.

causes

It's not always clear why some women get heavy periods. Sometimes it's linked to conditions like fibroids or endometriosis.

treatments_overview

Common treatments for heavy periods include contraceptives and medicines to help reduce the amount of blood you lose.

Page last reviewed: 07/06/2018
Next review due: 07/06/2021