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What does heavy flow mean on my period?
Heavy flow means losing more menstrual blood than is normal. A normal menstrual period requires us to change two soaked normal-sized sanitary products (vagina l pads, tampons) two to four days a cycle or to empty a menstrual cup of a teaspoon (5 millilitres, ml) of blood twice a day for two to four days in a period.
What does it mean when your period is heavy for 7 days?
Menorrhagia is menstrual bleeding that lasts more than 7 days. It can also be bleeding that is very heavy. How do you know if you have heavy bleeding? If you need to change your tampon or pad after less than 2 hours or you pass clots the size of a quarter or larger, that is heavy bleeding. If you have this type of bleeding, you should see a doctor.
How long does a heavy menstrual cycle last?
Normal cycles last from three to six days; heavy flow usually, but not always, lasts longer than seven days. Women often describe heavy flow as flooding, or clotting and requiring that they change sanitary products every couple of hours during the day.
What does heavy bleeding on the first day of your period mean?
Losing over 80 mL of menstrual fluid per period is considered heavy menstrual bleeding Your period is a healthy part of the menstrual cycle. It is the shedding of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) that grows each cycle to support a potential pregnancy. The first day of your period is the first day of your menstrual cycle.