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Heavy Menstration

Pre-appointment checklist

Print out this page and bring with you to your appointment to help get the discussion started with your doctor.

Things to discuss with your Doctor
  • I feel like my periods are very heavy and/or long-lasting
  • My bleeding is so heavy that I need to change my pad or tampon every 1-2 hours
  • I often need to wear both a tampon AND pad for double protection
  • My periods sometimes contain large clots
  • I wear dark clothing because I worry about accidents
  • I feel tired all the time when I have my period or I have been told that I am anemic
  • My excessive menstrual bleeding has caused me to miss work, or to skip social or athletic events
  • My excessive menstrual bleeding affects my sex life
  • I feel like I have to plan my life around my period
  • My periods make me feel anxious, depressed and/or stressed out
  • I feel that my life would improve if I had less bleeding or no bleeding each month