Abnormally heavy or prolonged is a common concern, but some women experience severe blood loss that they can’t maintain normal activities during their period and may cause iron deficiency anaemia.

Causes of heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) include:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Intra uterine contraceptive devices
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Uterine cancer
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Medications