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Heavy menstrual periods are a common cause of iron defiency anemia
. The repeated heavy blood loss results in a depletion of iron stores.There are other causes of iron def such as reduced intake or blood loss from another source.
Uterine fibroids are associated with heavy periods
, clots and flooding. They would be diagnosed with an ultrasound
. If you suspect that you may have fibroids then you can ask your doctor for an ultrasound to be done.
Treatment involves discovering the source and treating it as well as using iron replacement.
I hope this helps