6 Reasons Why You May Have Heavy and Prolonged Bleeding During Your Period


Normal period should range and last between 3 to 7 days, a period that last more than a week can be termed as menorrhagia, menorrhagia is a serious medical condition for prolong period or bleeding that last more than a week and it can occur from women to women.

Prolong period or menorrhagia may occur in women who are sexually active, using control bills and medications, also hormonal imbalance or cancer may set in, anovulation is another detrimental factor that may make a woman to have longer heavy bleeding.

Some other infections such as polyps or uterine fibroid, Pelvic inflammatory diseases, may cause a major factor with women who experience prolonged and heavy period.

The Underlying Factors that may cause Heavy Prolonged Period in women

Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID) 

Women who suffers from upper or lower abdominal pains that is very sharp are likely to be have PID, PID is an infection that affects the cervix, fallopian tubes and uterus of a woman. However, PID is likely related with woman who are sexually active with multiple sexual partners, because these bacteria are transmitted through sexual contact, also, wiping from back to front after bathing may transmit these bacteria leading to PID.

Birth Control Pills 

Using birth control pills always may cause the uterine wall to become thickened thereby building up some cell tissues which may lead to uncontrollable heavy and prolonged bleeding during your period.

Hormonal imbalance or irregularities 

Hormonal imbalance or irregularities is another factor that can cause prolonged heavy bleeding,  your estrogen level changes, also you may experience what is called anovulation.

Polyps or Uterine Fibroid 

Uterine fibroids and polyps can also lead to extended, and sometimes heavy bleeding.

Fibroids occur when muscle tissue begins to grown in the wall of the uterus.

Polyps are also the result of irregular tissue growth in the uterus and cause small tumors to grow.


Obesity is another underlying factor that may produce heavy long period, because the fatty tissue can cause the body to produce more estrogen, and change in estrogen level may have impact on your period.


A prolonged period may be an early sign of cancer of the uterus or the cervix, so it's paramount for you to go for medical check up as early as possible. 

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