Does your period affect your quality of life?

Are you bothered by the amount of bleeding or the pain that you have during your period? Does your period make you feel depressed, tired or moody?

Do you change your pad or tampon more often than every one or two hours? Does your period last more than a full week?

If so, you may have heavy menstrual bleeding, also known as menorrhagia, a condition that affects 1 out of every 5 women. Take this quiz to find out if your heavy periods are a medical condition.

Explore this site to hear other womens' stories, and ask Dr. Strickland your questions. Read about the signs and symptoms and then talk to your doctor about treatment options.

The content of this website has been reviewed by an advisory board of physicians that includes: Royce T. Adkins, MD, FACOG; Christian S. Pope, DO, FACOG; James B. Presthus, MD; Scott Schade, MD, FACOG.and Crystal Strickland, MD, FACOG.