Do Fibroids Cause Bleeding

Do you Experience Heavy Bleeding During Periods?

Do you Experience Heavy Bleeding during Periods?

Are you experiencing fatigue, anemia or embarrassing accidents due to your heavy bleeding, during your periods?

Do you avoid travelling or getting out of your home, due to excessive bleeding?

Does your excessive bleeding cause you to miss your social activities, meetings or work?

Menorrhagia or Hypermenorrhea is the medical term for excessive bleeding at the time of the menstrual period. Menorrhagia or Hypermenorrhea is the condition which can result in excessive bleeding either in number of days or amount of blood or both. Almost every woman at some time in her reproductive life experiences heavy bleeding during her menstrual period. Some women have heavy periods almost every cycle.

The condition should be diagnosed by a doctor to rule out a variety of potentially serious underlying conditions such as cancer and uterine fibroids, abnormal position of the uterus and inflammation (swelling) of the fallopian tubes.

What are the symptoms and signs of Menorrhagia?

  • Menorrhagia may be accompanied by Anemia and fatigue. This condition can also lead to iron deficiency due to blood loss and hence aggravating the condition.
  • Irregular menstrual periods lasting as long as 7 days
  • Constant pain in your uterus or lower abdomen area during menstrual period
  • Heavy menstrual flow that includes large blood clots
  • You may need to change sanitary protection during the night or may need to use double sanitary protection to control your menstrual flow

How is Menorrhagia generally treated?

Generally, Menorrhagia is treated using Hormone Therapy or Delaying Menstrual Periods using Birth Control Pills. Oral contraceptives can help regulate ovulation and reduce episodes of excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding.

The hormone progesterone is generally considered the main cause of excessive bleeding and can help correct hormonal imbalance and reduce menorrhagia.

If the condition is accompanied by anemia, iron supplements are recommended regularly. Its good to start on iron supplements if your iron levels are low but you’re not yet anemic, as the conditions may worsen with time.

Generally, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) to help reduce cramping and blood flow. These drugs act as temporary Prostaglandin inhibitors, and hence may help in reducing the blood flow.

Some other Home Remedies for Menorrhagia

  • Asoka-aristha (wine prepared from Asoka) is the drug of choice in menorrhagia. Six teaspoonfuls (30 ml) of the formulation are given thrice a day with water. Asoka has haemostatic activity.
  • Tea made up of Coriander seeds are highly beneficial in the treatment of excessive menstruation. Six grams of these seeds should be boiled in half a litre of water. It should be taken off the fire when only half the water remains. Sugar can be added to it for taste. It should be sipped like tea while its still warm.
  • Cinnamon has been used historically for the treatment of various menstrual disorders, including heavy menstruation. It can be taken in raw form or powdered form, once or twice a day. It can also be taken in form of tea, boiled with water.

What are the recommended Diet and Lifestyle changes?

  • For the first few days the diet should consist only of milk and raw vegetables. No stimulants should be taken as they tend to increase the flow.
  • When the bleeding has stopped, great care should be taken to avoid over exertion or straining the body in any manner.
  • A full nature cure diet should then be adopted using fresh vegetables raw salads twice daily.
  • As a long term measure, what is needed is a scheme of treatment which will thoroughly cleanse the system of toxic material.

About the author: Dr Parveen is an experienced herbalist, and has written many articles for natural remedies on Nature-Ally is online herbal and natural health guide. Visit to get advice from herbal therapies experts and buy herbal, natural, and ayurvedic products.


Frequently Asked Questions

    I have a small case of anemia and i am wondering if the fibroids are the cause.?
    i had my fibroids removed ten years ago . I am now 42 and thinking about trying to conceive once again . My gyn told me i had fibroids but we chose not to remove them as i was trying to conceive last year. I mentined to him before my periods was kinda of heavy and he said it was not that much blood to be concerned? Now for the last six months my period are beyond belief with clots and my physical turned that i have a small case of anemia ! I am always freezing!! i am wondering if the fibroids are causing the anemia. I definately do not want to remove my utereus! I am concerned about the anemia. I have grave’s disease and so far my tests show i am stable. Will the fibroids cause massive bleeding? The first fibroids were removed due to pain. I am not in pain but the bleeding every month has turned heavier to the point i am changing pads every two hours with the Poise pads which I am doubling up on.
    i am going to call the gyno in the morning but i rather schedule to see him by the end of the week when i am not so heavy. I am a bit concerned because if any surgery is needed i will then turn 43 and of course when trying to conceive time is ticking. The only reason now we are tryign to conceive again is becuase i lost almost 40 pounds so we were hoping that would help with conception. Please serious answers please. thanks@!
    I also noticed i am tired! even when i go to the gym. I take a multi vitamin starting this week and i the thyroid doctor recommended another iron pill which i will pick up tomorrow. So i am wondering if the fibroids and the anemia are tied together so any suggestions is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      All I can tell you, is I have had Fibroids all my life….I’m a grmother….and have not had one ounce of trouble from them. Nothing. Didn’t even know they were there. Was told to have a hysterectomy when I was 32, but didn’t….still there…no problem.

    what would you do with three 5cm fibroids causing pain, bloating and bleeding? what to see if they grow?
    Or have a hysterectomy. I have about 12 to 15 years before menopause and am done childbearing.

    • ANSWER:
      Then what are you waiting for? Get that stuff taken out and quit worrying about it all the time!

    do fibroids tend to bleed and cause pain during pregnancy. what can one do to keep the bleeding and pain down.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anytime that you’re bleeding during your pregnancy you have to get it checked out!

    does malotonin suppl have estrogen and could it cause fibroids to bleed?

    • ANSWER:

    if fibroids are to supposed to shrink after menapose what causes bleeding after 13 years of no periods?
    where does the blood come from?

    • ANSWER:
      It could come from the uterus which can be an indication of several things like issues with the build up of the uterine lining (an example only).

      Also, a cyst on the ovary (an example only) could be causing some of this bleeding.

      The only way to know for sure is to see your doctor for further evaluation of the situation to see what they say.

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