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Average blood loss during menstruation

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Is it possible to become anaemic from period lasting more than a week?

Can a broken hymen slightly make me more prone to getting infections.


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replied January 12th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A9091
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. The average blood loss during menstruation is 35 milliliters with 10-80 mL considered normal. Any blood loss during periods which is more than this can cause iron deficiency anemia and needs to be evaluated. A broken hymen does not make you more susceptible to genital infections and it can be transmitted through an intact hymen also. Moreover, most women have a slight exit for the menstrual blood loss through the hymen and if there is any imperforate hymen then it is a medical condition which needs treatment.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For an exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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