Do You Have Heavy Periods?

We know it may not be easy to talk about, but you don't have to suffer in silence any longer. We can help.

Many women are taught from a young age that periods are just one of the burdens they must carry. But if you have a heavy period, this may be a burden too heavy to bear. In many cases, women suffer from heavy periods and uncomfortable problems associated with their menstrual cycle much longer than they need to. The following are a few signs that you may need help with your period.

8 Signs You May Need Help with Your Heavy PeriodWe can help with your heavy period

  1. Are your periods lasting longer than 7 days?
  2. Is the need to change protection (tampons and pads) occurring so often that you are finding it difficult to work or perform your daily activities? Changing a pad and/or tampon every 2 hours indicates excessive flow.  Normal flow for a whole period is ~3 oz.
  3. Do you get dizzy or lightheaded with your periods? If so, we recommend scheduling an appointment as soon as possible as this may be a sign of significant anemia, a potentially dangerous condition.
  4. Are you so fatigued with your periods that you find it hard to do your daily activities? This may also be a sign of significant anemia.
  5. Are you bleeding between periods or are you passing quarter sized or large clots for more than a couple of hours?
  6. Do you routinely miss school or work because of your periods?
  7. Do you have cramps so painful that you find it difficult to get out of bed?
  8. Have you had a significant change in the usual amount of your flow? Even if your symptoms are not as bad as the list above, changes in your flow may be an indicator that you may need to see a gynecologist.

Answering "yes" to any one of these is sufficient to schedule an appointment.  We have many treatment options depending on your goals and your life situation. Many women find relief through medication or with office-based procedures.


  1. Any bleeding after menopause is abnormal and MUST be evaluated…..even if it is only a small spot and or a one-time event….NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. Any teens with very heavy flow should be seen by a gynecologist and evaluated for a problem with the normal blood clotting process.

Contact us if you are suffering from a heavy period. Our sensitive and caring physicians & nursing staff are here to help.


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