Causes Of Abnormal Menstruation Flow: Remedies For Heavy Bleeding

Menses or menstruation is a physiological cycle in females which is usually of twenty-eight days, measured by the time between the first day of one period and first day of the next. The regular cycle of twenty-eight days is seen only in small proportion of women. Deviation of two-three days is quite common.

Menstrual rhythm depends upon the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian function whereas the amount of blood loss depends upon the uterine condition. Hence, if there is some dysfunction of the uterine condition the blood loss varies.

Hormonal disturbance also causes much of the disturbance (dysmenorrheal, menorrhagia i.

e. blood loss not exceeding 100 ml and metrorrhagia i.e. excessive blood loss) called as dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

In the above given conditions it becomes essential to regularize the blood flow and hormonal imbalance through conservative measures. If all these measures fail then it becomes mandatory to go for surgical measures e.g. hysterectomy (removal of uterus) to stop menses.

Only if, any of the above given conditions are present, then only you are advised to go for the measures which can stop menses, otherwise it is not advisable to stop menses.

Home Remedies For Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding

  • Avoid potato, yellow pumpkin, egg plants and fried food, pulses and sour food items.
    Avoid food which can cause constipation.
  • Avoid meat, poultry, dairy products and eggs. Have some fish instead as fish contains omega-3 fatty substance which may help to relieve pain.
  • Eat foods such as papaya, drumstick, snake gourd, bitter gourd and cucumber.
  • Gooseberry is very useful in controlling menstrual bleeding and pain. It contains vitamin C which is helpful in control of bleeding.
  • Garlic is especially helpful in relieving pain. Take 5 to 6 garlic pods per day.
  • Pomegranate is a useful remedy in this condition. A paste is made with seven leaves mixed with seven grains of rice crushed with a small amount of water. This to be taken twice daily for one month.

6 Comments

  1. Debby said:

    I desire to get pregnant but I am experiencing scanty menses, which previously was normal. How can I normalize my menses and become pregnant.

    August 14, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      You have to find the reason for scanty menses. One of the most common reasons for it is anemia. Test your blood for anemia. If it is so, eat foods that are rich in iron such as green leafy vegetables, meat, egg, fish, milk, etc. You can also take iron supplements after consulting your doctor. The other reason is hormonal imbalance. Consult your doctor for it; check if there is any thyroid problem. If there is no serious disease found to be the reason, than to normalize the menses, eat pumpkin seeds, drumsticks, papaya, bitter gourd, fennel seeds, grape juice, etc to regularize the menses.

      August 14, 2012
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  2. YG said:

    I am 22 years old. When my menses started the bleeding was for 4 days. However now I bleed only for 2 days. I am not understanding as to why this is happening? Did someone face this?

    September 6, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      You should not worry as in the beginning, few years after menarche (age of first menstruation) the body takes time to adjust to hormonal changes that occur during this period. For some it may be a short interval while for other girls it can slightly prolong. You should eat iron containing foods to keep up your hemoglobin level as anemia can also cause less bleeding during period. Also check your blood for thyroid hormones.

      September 7, 2012
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  3. SM said:

    Yes I am facing the same problem from the past few months. Earlier I use to have periods for 5 days and now it has reduced to 2 days, due to which I think I am having lot of pimples on my face. I even went to doctor for treatment in which she suggested me to eat Ginette 35 & Glycomet apart from other medicines. But due to these medicines I got rashes on my body for about a month. I have stopped taking these medicines. Now I am confused as to what should I do? I am really worried why the flow has reduced.

    October 17, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      There are frequent hormonal changes in women’s body. Many times it results in decreased menstrual flow or increase in menstrual flow. You have to wait for some time for the body to adjust to this change. At the same time, you should check up with your doctor to find out if there is any abnormality in the reproductive organs. This can be done with blood tests and sonography. You should also check for thyroid hormone. A simple blood test is performed for thyroid hormone. Also check your hemoglobin level. If it is low, eat iron rich food.

      October 17, 2012
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