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for one woman may not be normal for you—your period may last longer, or your flow may be heavier.  Here are some general guidelines on normal vs. heavy periods.

“I would be up on the mountain, and it’s not like I would carry pads and tampons everywhere.”

Katherine, 40

Learn about heavy periods

Heavy periods force millions of women to put their lives on hold each month.1,2 Learn about the condition and safe, minimally invasive procedures that could help change your cycle for the better.

The Doctor is in

Watch and listen as a physician answers the most common questions about heavy periods.

“No one cares about your period unless you don’t get it; and, sadly for me, I was getting them two or three at a time, or so it seemed.” -Katherine, North Carolina

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Communicate online with other women who are living with—and want to manage—their heavy periods.

Take Action Against Heavy Periods

Get tips for talking with your physician about heavy periods and a helpful symptom checklist to share at your appointment.

Change Your Cycle

One out of five women suffer from periods that keep her from living life to the fullest.3 Join our community here to learn about heavy periods and what you can do about them.

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Locate a physician near you who treats heavy periods with the latest minimally invasive procedures.


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bleeding disorders in women. Accessed June 19, 2016.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Blood disorders in women: heavy menstrual bleeding. Accessed September 24, 2015.
  3. National Women’s Health Resource Center. Survey of women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Data on file; 2005.