Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding

Some girls may experience heavy or prolonged bleeding at the onset of menstrual periods. It is also common in the first few years of a girl’s periods, most often due to irregular ovulation and irregular hormones. However, sometimes bleeding is so heavy that it can interfere with normal activities or result in dangerous levels of anemia.

In addition, very heavy bleeding may occasionally be the first clue of a bleeding disorder that needs to be diagnosed and treated. Selah providers are experienced in a sensitive and thorough evaluation of these symptoms.