My period is heavy and continuously flow for weeks with only very few breaks in between. Lately I have been feeling weak each time I menstruate and its becoming scary, what may be the cause and what can I do about it?

There are many causes of prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding. They include uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, endometrial hypertrophy, endometrial polyps just to mention a few. It is obvious from your complaint that the weakness is due to anaemia which in lay terms literally means shortage of blood. Although it is possible to identify the possible cause of the abnormal menstrual flow from your clinical presentation and results of specific investigations all of which you can learn more by reading the following articles, PROLONGED AND HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING: CLINICAL PRESENTATION and PROLONGED AND HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING: INVESTIGATIONS, it is obvious you need an urgent medical attention and I implore you to CHAT WITH OUR CONSULTANTS

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