Question: I have my period for approximately three weeks now. Last week it lightened up and I thought it was going but then it came back the next day extremely heavy. I had been changing pads every hour or two. I have been through four packs of overnight pads within this period and will be purchasing a 5th pack today. Can I have your advice?
Menstruation Lasting 3 Weeks
Answer: Menstruation lasting for three weeks with heavy bleeding is also medically called menorrhagia.
Heavy menses make life miserable for a female. It disrupts your life in daily activity.
In your case, has this phenomenon occurred for the first time? Do you have abdominal pain or any associated symptoms with excessive bleeding?
Heavy Menstruation Bleeding
As the bleeding is heavy, it is advisable to consult a gynecologist to rule out if any pathology involved.
But if all is well and you are not having any pathology of uterus such as fibroid or any tumor according to the gynecologist than you can try this natural solutions:
Home Remedies For Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
- Herbs such as yarrow and nettles are some of the herbs used to treat heavy menses.
- Vitex berries tincture can be used to treat heavy bleeding.
- Chaste tree has the property to balance the hormones and thus bring the heavy bleeding under control.
- Vitamin deficiency should be addressed especially vitamin C, K, and vitamin A. supplements of vitamin should be taken.
Your doctor may recommend some of the tests such as sonography of abdomen and pelvis. Hormonal tests for thyroid and LH.