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Heavy periods

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The main symptoms of heavy periods are losing a lot of blood during your period or your periods lasting a 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.

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

Page last reviewed: 03/11/2021
Next review due: 03/11/2024