SymptomsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
The signs and symptoms of menorrhagia may include:
- Soaking through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours
- Needing to use double sanitary protection to control your menstrual flow
- Needing to wake up to change sanitary protection during the night
- Bleeding for longer than a week
- Passing blood clots with menstrual flow for more than one day
- Restricting daily activities due to heavy menstrual flow
- Symptoms of anemia, such as tiredness, fatigue or shortness of breath
When to see a doctor
Seek medical help before your next scheduled exam if you experience:
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- Vaginal bleeding so heavy it soaks at least one pad or tampon an hour for more than a few hours
- Bleeding between periods or irregular vaginal bleeding
- Any vaginal bleeding after menopause
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