What are heavy

Heavy periods, also known as menorrhagia, are very
common and can cause enough bleeding to soak
through your sanitary napkins every hour for several
hours or days in a row. About one third of women seek
treatment for heavy periods.

What Are the Symptoms?

While every period is different, common symptoms of heavy
periods include:

  • Needing to double the number of sanitary
    products for your protection
  • Bleeding longer than 7 days
  • Needing to change your sanitary protection during the night
  • Passing large blood clots in your flow
  • Soaking through sanitary protection every
    hour for several hours in a row

Heavy periods can make it difficult to work, exercise, and be socially and sexually active. You may also feel weak or tired and have no energy. The signs of heavy periods are most likely to start between the ages of 30 and 40.

Do I Have Heavy

Taking the heavy bleeding self-
assessment can help you determine if
you have heavy periods. Consider
talking to your doctor if you answer
yes to any of the following statements.

  • Heavy Bleeding Self Assessment

    Taking the heavy bleeding self-assessment can help you determine if you have heavy
    periods. Print this form and talk to your doctor if you answered yes to any of the
    following statements:

  • To create a 1-page PDF with your answers to discuss with your doctor, select the “Download Assessment (.PDF)” button below.

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Is Mara Right For Me?

Talk to your doctor about your heavy periods
to determine if Mara Water Vapor Ablation
Treatment is right for you.

Important Safety Information:

The Mara Water Vapor Ablation System is indicated to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with menorrhagia due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete. Pregnancy following the Mara procedure can be dangerous. The Mara procedure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or an IUD. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and considerations associated with the use of the Mara Water Vapor Ablation System. Please refer to the device labeling for a detailed discussion of the device’s intended use, relevant warnings, precautions, side effects, and contraindications.