Our mission is to educate women to recognise if their periods are heavier than normal and when heavy periods could be a sign of a bleeding disorder.
Are My Periods Heavy?
Did you know that 1 in 5 women will experience heavy periods? In women with ongoing heavy periods, 1 in 5 may have a bleeding disorder. Signs of heavy periods include:
If your periods last for 7 days or more
Needing to change your pads/tampons more frequently than every 2 hours
Passing clots of blood larger than a €1 coin
Other Bleeding Symptoms
If you have heavy periods, that could be a sign of an underlying bleeding disorder. Do you experience any of the following symptoms:
If you recognise two or more of these symptoms you could have a bleeding disorder.Read More
What are bleeding disorders?
Some people may have a tendency to bleed easily or bleed for longer than expected. This may be due to a bleeding disorder. In bleeding disorders, changes or reductions in your normal blood clotting factors mean that your blood doesn’t clot as quickly as it should. Effective treatments can reduce your risk of bleeding.