Excessive period bleeding could be dangerous

2017-06-08 06:01

DR Dave Glass, who has a practice in Reynold Street, said many women suffered menorrhagia, a condition whereby women experience excessive bleeding with their period, however, overlooked it.

“This can result in social embarrassment, interference with work or school, or fatigue and anaemia from losing blood faster than can be replaced by dietary iron intake,” said Glass.

Causes for the condition were many and it was important to have it checked because risks for female cancers were higher in suffers, he said.

“In younger women the most common reason is hormonal imbalance, middle-aged women may develop fibroids - growth in the womb - or polyps or enlargement of the womb and more mature women can also have hormonal imbalance,” said Glass. “The solution may be simple, such as medication. However, sometimes surgery is indicated. Your gynaecologist would be able to establish the cause and offer a variety of solutions,” he said. - Supplied.


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