What Causes Heavy Menstrual Cycles?

illustration of uterus is on the female body Women who struggle with chronic heavy menstrual cycles may find themselves concerned about what might be causing it. Dr. Craig Ranch of McKinney, TX, is a medical professional who can evaluate you and determine if you qualify for certain diagnostic testing to determine the exact cause of your heavy menstrual bleeding.

What is considered a “heavy” menstrual cycle?

A heavy menstrual cycle is typically defined as losing 80 milliliters or more blood during your period. This can lead to the need to change tampons or pads after two or less hours and can also result in severe cramping and fatigue. It is important to talk to your medical provider if you feel you have excessively heavy periods, as it could be a sign of a larger health issue. However, it’s also important to note that what is considered “heavy” can vary from person to person. What may seem excessive for one person may be entirely normal for another. Trust yourself and your body, and don’t hesitate to seek medical advice if needed.

What can cause a heavy menstrual cycle?

There are a variety of potential factors that could contribute to heavy periods, including hormonal imbalances, uterine fibroids, pregnancy complications, and certain medications or medical conditions. Talk to our Craig Ranch OB/GYN team if you feel you are experiencing excessively heavy periods. He and his team can help determine the cause and provide appropriate treatment options.

What treatment options might be offered for a heavy menstrual cycle?

Depending on the underlying cause, treatment options for heavy periods can range from medications and hormonal birth control to surgical procedures. Therefore, you will need to have an open conversation with your healthcare provider to determine your best course of action.

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have about potential treatments

Your health and well-being are our top priority at Craig Ranch OB/GYN. If you are struggling with chronic heavy menstrual cycles or other reproductive issues that you’d like to talk to a medical professional about, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Craig Ranch and his team. Call 214-544-6600 today to request an appointment at our McKinney, TX, area practice and start taking charge of your reproductive health and wellness today!

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