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HARLEY STREET CLINIC

25 Harley street
London W1G 8QW

OPERATING THEATRE & IN-PATIENT205 – 209 Great Portland Street
W1W 5AH

+44(0)2033030316

What is normal period?

 

Normal periods occur at 21 to 35 days intervals, with no bleeding in between. Menstrual flow normally lasts no longer than 7 days, including days of spotting.

What is abnormal Vaginal bleeding?
Prolonged Period (Wearing pads more than 7 days).
Heavy Period.
Excessive flow during periods.
Too little Bleeding.
Irregular period.
Periods which are less than 21 days or more than 35 days apart.
Bleeding in between periods.
Bleeding after sex or during sex.
Any bleeding after menopause.
If you have any of these symptoms. Then LCGC invites you for consultation and assessment. We can offer you an individualised management plan.

 

CAUSES OF ABNORMAL BLEEDING

 

There are many causes of abnormal bleeding:

HORMONAL
Physiological.
Near menopause.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
Thyroid conditions.
NON-HORMONAL
Inflammation of the cervix, uterus, or other pelvic organs.
Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia.
Pelvic inflammatory Disease (PID).
Fibroids.
Polyps.
Cancer or pre-cancer.
Abnormal bleeding always demands attention because gynaecologic cancers often present with symptoms of bleeding.

 

HOW DO I KNOW THAT I HAVE HEAVY PERIOD

You should consider it heavy period if
you are changing pads every 1-2 hours, or
bleed through pads, or
to double up with two pads or a pad plus a tampon.
you miss work or school as a result of your period.
you rearrange your activities because of heavy bleeding.
you often soil clothes, sheets, or furniture during your period.
If you have these symptoms and want to discuss it further then kindly fill in the online form  or book an appointment.

 

WHY DO I NEED TO SEE A GYNAECOLOGIST

Often, fibroids, polyps or other causes of heavy periods can be diagnosed and corrected.
Occasionally, the underlying problem can be serious.
Also, heavy periods frequently cause anemia, which may make women feel short of breath, fatigued, and generally lousy; anemia is easily treated with iron supplementation.
Harley Street Gynaecology  invites you to see us in consultation. We have the expertise to identify any underlying problems, and to offer you a range of effective treatment options  that is suitable for you.

A variety of safe and effective treatment options are available which can markedly reduce menstrual flow and meaningfully improve quality of life.