Menorrhagia symptoms are generally classified by abnormal uterine bleeding, especially in terms of quantity of blood and its appearance.
The following symptoms indicate a problem with menstrual bleeding:
- Feeling exhausted, low-energy, and short of breath.
- Feeling constant pain in the lower abdomen during your menstrual cycle, or abnormally painful and intense menstrual cramps.
- Having a menstrual flow in which you pass blood clots larger than or equal to the size of a quarter.
- Having extreme vaginal bleeding that prevents you from doing everyday activities.
- Hygiene products: having menstrual blood loss that soaks through hygiene products (pads or tampons), making you have to change them every 1-2 hours.
- Changing out hygiene products frequently at night to control menstrual bleeding.
- Using multiple hygiene products at a time to control the menstrual bleeding.
- Heavy menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than 7 days.
- Spotting or menstrual bleeding in between your period, at the wrong time during the menstrual cycle (intermenstrual bleeding)
Symptoms of menorrhagia can mimic other conditions or medical problems. Always see your healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis.