Do heavy or irregular periods interfere with your life?  If so, you're not alone.  One in four women suffer from heavy periods caused by abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) or dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB).  These conditions refer to periods that are too heavy, too frequent, or last too long.  They can cause many women to limit their activities and lifestyle each and every month.  The amount of menstrual bleeding that is bothersome varies from woman to woman.  Discuss with your physician if your periods are longer or heavier than in the past, or if your periods are affecting your day-to-day life.

Page Updated November 29, 2012.