Menorrhagia (hypermenorrhea) involves abnormally heavy bleeding (either in quantity or duration) at the time of menstruation that may or may not be associated with long menstrual periods. Menorrhagia is determined when menstrual bleeding lasts for longer than seven days.
Normal menstrual flow produces a total blood loss of 30-40 milliliters (about two to three tablespoonfuls). An individual’s period may be regular or irregular, light or heavy, painful or pain-free, long or short and still be considered normal. Menorrhagia refers to losing 80 milliliteres or more of blood during the menstrual cycle.
It is strongly recommended to make a consultation with a Healthcare professional to further investigate the causes of the problem, please dont feel embarrassed as you should feel proud to be a women. Many females have reproductive concerns and if left untreated may cause further complications and poor health in the long term, it is best to address the problem now and ask for help. It is a concern that you have been bleeding for such a prolonged time as blood loss can leave women feeling extremely depleted as Iron and B Vitamin levels are dramatically decreased.