Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Abnormal uterine bleeding, also known as dysfunctional uterine bleeding, is common for women of reproductive age. Bleeding in between menstrual periods is abnormal uterine bleeding. Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding characterised by increased amount of blood lost during menstrual period. The normal menstrual period blood loss is around 80 to 120 millilitres, about five tablespoons. Excessive blood loss is, therefore, blood loss that requires a woman to change their pad every hour or less, as it gets soaked from the heavy flow.
If the amount of blood lost interferes with your lifestyle, it is abnormal and you should seek help.