Menorrhagia - PERLA Health


Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual bleeding that is abnormally heavy or long. You might have menorrhagia if you have to change your pad or tampon every 1 to 2 hours because it’s soaked, or your menstruation lasts for more than 7 days. If you experience these symptoms, talk to your gynecologist or healthcare provider. Menorrhagia can have 3 main causes: Uterine related problems (such as growths or tumors, birth controls such as IUDs or problems related to the pregnancy), hormone-related problems or other illnesses or disorders, such as bleeding-related disorders or others.


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. (accessed 6. August 2020)
  2. Mayo Clinic. Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding). (accessed 6. August 2020)
  3. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Menorrhagia. (accessed 6. August 2020)

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