If you don’t have a uterus, you may wish to look away. If you are a married to a woman with a uterus, you may wish to proceed with caution. But be warned, this is a post about heavy menstrual bleeding. (I can’t believe I typed that.)
Now’s your chance to LOOK AWAY!
When I was in college, I used to embarrass college boys by talking about a woman’s cycle in terms of premenstrual, midmenstrual and postmenstrual. Yes, I made up two of those terms. I was trying to explain that women have a lot to deal with since three out of four weeks every month we are either about to have our periods, having our periods or recovering from having our periods.
Truth be told, though, it wasn’t all that bad for me. I never had PMS, I never had cramps and I breezed through every week of my cycle without much ado.
I only really started to notice my cycle when I started trying to get pregnant. Then I noticed how wacky it was, how unreliable, how unpredictable. (I found that super annoying, for the record.)
Not until twenty years–TWENTY YEARS–later did my cycle decide to magically get super regular, as in every twenty-eight days. (Or so–let’s not get crazy.)
And here’s the part that I want to talk about (but I don’t really want to talk about). Every month, I fear I am going to bleed to death.
Yes, heavy monthly bleeding.
Apparently, I’m not alone in dealing with this. A lot of women deal with similar issues–but the thing is, most of us never really talk about it.
And so, I present to you, information from HealthyWomen.org.
Here are some Answers from Experts:
Your health care provider may be able to help you if you are really suffering. Just be brave and speak up.
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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Ferring Pharmaceuticals and received a promotional item to facilitate my review.