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Why do I have such a heavy flow?

Have a heavy flow? Your body may be trying to tell you something.

"Your period is your barometer," Dr. Masterson says. "A heavy flow can be a marker of uterine fibroids, which are benign growths on the uterus, or thyroid problems or hormone irregularities. It's really important if your periods are heavy [meaning more than a pad an hour], if you're flooding [meaning bright red blood that just doesn't stop], if you have large clots, call your ob-gyn."
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Published on January 01, 2006

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