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Should I be worried about recent increased menstrual flow?

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Probably not.

Usually the flow is related to the amount of estrogen in your body and the relation to the amount of progesterone.
However, the surface area of the uterus can also have an effect on the amount of bleeding. Weight gain, medications, and other stressors can affect the volume of the flow. The predictability of the cycle is important and, if too heavy, the amount of flow can be important. Anemic?

In brief: Probably not.

Usually the flow is related to the amount of estrogen in your body and the relation to the amount of progesterone.
However, the surface area of the uterus can also have an effect on the amount of bleeding. Weight gain, medications, and other stressors can affect the volume of the flow. The predictability of the cycle is important and, if too heavy, the amount of flow can be important. Anemic?
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