Five Things to Know About Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Uterine Fibroids

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In general, a woman's menstrual cycle is 28 days long, and the average woman loses about 2-3 tablespoons of blood during her period, but each woman is different and your period may be lighter or heavier than the average amount.1-3 However, did you know that what’s considered “normal” and what’s “normal” for you might not be the same thing? Some women might be surprised to learn that their heavy, prolonged and painful periods could actually be a sign of a medical condition called uterine fibroids.4

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