A risk factor is something that raises the chances of getting a health problem. A woman can get a menstrual disorder with or without the risk factors listed below. The chances of getting a menstrual disorder are greater in women who have many risk factors.
Things that raise the risk of heavy bleeding are:
Hormones in fat tissues can turn into estrogen. This can lead to heavier bleeding.
The risk of heavy bleeding may be higher if you have:
Bleeding Disorders in Women. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/blooddisorders/women/index.html. Updated April 25, 2018. Accessed November 14, 2019.
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