Signs you might have menorrhagia

Your period lasts for more than seven days;

You use 20 or more sanitary napkins or tampons in a single day during your period;

You have to change your sanitary napkin or tampon approximately every hour or less; and/or

You experience spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods.

If you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis, talk to your gynecologist or visit or for more information.

—Bruce Jasper, M.D., FACOG

from the May 2-8, 2007, issue

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