[Irregular menstruation] is a deeply rooted concept. Some women find that their menstruation is a little different from normal times and will wonder if they should [adjust] it.
In fact, menstrual disorder is not a disease, but a symptom. Menstruation can sometimes reflect some health problems, but there are many possible factors behind it, not just [adjustment].
For example, menorrhagia, many diseases may cause this symptom, let’s talk about it in detail.
How to judge menorrhagia?
The menstrual cycle of normal women is about 21-35 days, the menstrual period is about 2-8 days, and the normal menstrual volume is about 20-60 mL. If bleeding exceeds 80 mL in a menstrual cycle, it can be defined as menorrhagia.
However, in daily life, it is difficult to accurately estimate the amount of menstrual bleeding. A common daily sanitary napkin soaked, is about 10 ~ 15 mL, night use lengthened sanitary napkin about 15 ~ 30 mL. However, most women will not wait until the sanitary napkin soaked before replacing, sometimes it may only soak 1/2 or 1/3.
In real life, the judgment of menorrhagia mostly depends on subjective feelings, and the doctor’s main reference index is hemoglobin level. If a woman suffers from anemia (hemoglobin is lower than 120 g/L), there is no other reason to explain anemia except menstruation, it can be judged as menorrhagia.
If you doubt your menorrhagia, go to see a doctor as soon as possible. Pay attention to the following questions before going, which can help the doctor judge: