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The main symptoms of heavy periods are losing a lot of blood during your period or your periods lasting longer than 7 days.
Heavy periods can be just naturally heavy. Sometimes they can be caused by a treatment or condition, such as a problem with your hormones.
Treatments for heavy periods include some types of contraception, medicines that help reduce bleeding and anti-inflammatory painkillers.
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