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Managing heavy periods

You may heavy periods (also called menorrhagia) if you:

  • Need to change your pad or tampon every couple of hours.

  • Need to use 2 types of sanitary product together, such as a pad and a tampon

  • Have periods lasting more than 7 days

  • Pass large blood clots

  • Leak through to your clothes

  • You often have to take days off from your daily activities during your period

  • Feel tired or short of breath a lot

Conditions that can cause heavy periods are:

Treatments for heavy periods

You may be referred for tests to determine if your heavy periods are caused by an underlying condition.

If they are not you may be offered types of contraceptive and medicine to reduce bleeding. You may also be offered anti-inflammatory medication.

How do I book a consultation?

You can book a consultation with Evi Bakali via her secretary.

Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees and for private medical insurance information.

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