My Periods Are Heavy. Why Does That Happen?

My Periods

For some women, having heavy periods is normal. Yet for others, it might mean something is wrong and worth a visit to your gynecologist.

my periods are heavy why does that happen

There are a lot of causes of heavy periods and many depend on your age and risk factors (weight, medications, other medical conditions).

The most common causes are due to:

  • Not ovulating regularly (anovulation)
  • An abnormally enlarged uterus due to fibroid tumors
  • Polyps
  • Abnormal lining of the uterus called hyperplasia
  • Other bleeding or medical problems (low platelets, thyroid disorders, etc.)
  • Cancer of the uterus


If your periods are heavy and you have questions, please contact us to schedule a meeting with one of our great gynecologists in Colorado Springs or Monument.