Women's Healthcare

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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Many women are unaware that heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a medical condition and affecting woman’s quality of life.

What is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB) is a medical condition in which excessive menstrual bleeding interferes with a woman’s quality of life. The condition can occur alone or in combination with other symptoms.


On average, HMB affects one in three women at some point in their life and for the majority of women, there is no identifiable cause of HMB. 


Despite its effect and high incidence, many women are unaware that HMB is a medical condition. Almost 59% of the women affected believe that their condition is a normal part of having a period. It’s difficult for women to determine what exactly a heavy period is because menstruation is different from woman to woman.


What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of HMB include:

  • heavy and prolonged menstrual periods

  • symptoms of anemia such as tiredness, fatigue, shortness of breath

  • lower abdominal and pelvic pain




There are different contraceptive methods approved for the treatment of HMB, including products from Bayer. It is important for doctors and patients to discuss all available treatment options to ensure the patient receives the best medication for her.

Advice for patients

Each body reacts differently to medicines. Therefore it is impossible to tell which medicine works best for you. Please consult your physician.