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How much bleeding is very heavy vaginal bleeding?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: More than a pad/hr

Heavy vaginal bleeding is usually defined as saturating more than a full (not mini) menstrual pad or tampon per hour for at least 2 or more hours.
It can also be defined by the number of pads per day, but this can vary from doctor to doctor. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options.

In brief: More than a pad/hr

Heavy vaginal bleeding is usually defined as saturating more than a full (not mini) menstrual pad or tampon per hour for at least 2 or more hours.
It can also be defined by the number of pads per day, but this can vary from doctor to doctor. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options.
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