Health Tip: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

(HealthDay News) -- Unusually heavy menstrual bleeding, medically known as menorrhagia, can be caused by a variety of factors.

Here are common causes, courtesy of the University of Virginia Health System:

  • Hormonal or chemical imbalances.
  • Platelet disorders.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Uterine fibroids.
  • An abnormal pregnancy.
  • Abnormalities in the pelvis, including infections, tumors or polyps.
  • Some birth control methods, including IUD.
  • Liver, kidney or thyroid disease.

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...