Vagina or Niagara?
April 18, 2012 6:57 PM Subscribe
Today I learned the average volume of menses produced during one menstrual period. This led me to realize my periods are abnormally
heavy. I'm not anemic. Are there other things I should be worried about?
posted by Hey nonny nonny mouse to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I found a statistic that said most women produce about 30-35 ml of fluid during their periods. I was curious where I fell and used my menstrual cup to track approximate volume. In one heavy day I am losing well over 100 ml! My period normally has one to two heavy days with a few medium and light days on either side (7-8 days total).
My period has always been like this. I am in my mid-twenties. I am not overweight or androgenic. I sometimes get cramps and backaches but they are rarely unmanageable. Energy stays OK. I have had a copper IUD for more than a year, but the only change to my cycle was the addition of a few light spotty days. Iron levels are normal.
That said, is there anything I should I be worried about or keep an eye on? I never realized my "heavy" was someone else's "hemorrhaging" and it has me concerned.