Recent Blog Articles

Children's Health

When is a heavy period too heavy?

February 12, 2020


As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.


Jacquie Little I suffered over 20 years
February 12, 2020

After I had my first child at 23 my periods begin to change I had to get up every hour and 45 minutes through the night to keep from bleeding through my pajamas and the bedding I always put down a bed pad to try to protect the sheets and bedliner because that’s how heavy I bled and that would be two days but it would take me a day and a half before I would start flowing like that knowing I would lose two nights of sleep and could not function properly for those two days for running to the bathroom every hour and 45 minutes 2 hours I would be trying to grab a towel and run to the bathroom with blood going all down my legs I live with this so there were no rest for 2 days at all every month I suffered over 20 years

Commenting has been closed for this post.

You might also be interested in…

Harvard Women's Health Watch

What’s your most important health concern? Chances are, you’ll find an article discussing it in a recent issue of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. Are you at risk for heart disease? If you eat a balanced diet, are supplements necessary? Will new drugs help prevent breast cancer? Can simple exercises like stretching and walking have a noticeable impact on my health? Subscribe now for answers to questions like these!

Read More

Free Healthbeat Signup

Get the latest in health news delivered to your inbox!

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Thanks for visiting. Don't miss your FREE gift.

The Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness, is yours absolutely FREE when you sign up to receive Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Sign up to get tips for living a healthy lifestyle, with ways to fight inflammation and improve cognitive health, plus the latest advances in preventative medicine, diet and exercise, pain relief, blood pressure and cholesterol management, and more.

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Get helpful tips and guidance for everything from fighting inflammation to finding the best diets for weight loss...from exercises to build a stronger core to advice on treating cataracts. PLUS, the latest news on medical advances and breakthroughs from Harvard Medical School experts.

BONUS! Sign up now and
get a FREE copy of the
Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Stay on top of latest health news from Harvard Medical School.

Plus, get a FREE copy of the Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness.