Is every heavy flow considered to be HMB?
Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is also known as menorrhagia. This medical term refers to abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. Although it’s quite difficult to estimate the incidence of HMB, it’s somewhere in the range of 5 to 30 percent, according to different sources.
It can be challenging to maintain your normal daily activities with HMB because of significant blood loss. And some bleeding can be very heavy, leading to the need to change your tampon or pad frequently (less than two hours). If you think your periods are like this, talk with your health care provider about possible treatment options.