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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.
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.
How much do you know about period flow?
However the amount of flow was highly variable鈥攊t ranged from a spot to over two cups (540 ml) in one period! Women who are taller, have had children and are in perimenopause have the heaviest flow ( 2 ).
Which women have the heaviest menstrual flow?
Women who are taller, have had children and are in perimenopause have the heaviest flow (2). The usual length of menstrual bleeding is four to six days. The usual amount of blood loss per period is 10 to 35 ml.