A blood loss of 80 cc (5 tablespoons) or more is an abnormally heavy flow. Signs that your flow may be abnormally heavy include soaking through more than one tampon or sanitary pad in an hour, for several hours at a time. You may need to double up on sanitary pads, or use both a tampon and a pad. An abnormally heavy flow may cause you to wake up during the night because you need to change protection. You may not be able or willing to participate in your normal activities because your flow is too heavy. Sometimes, an abnormally heavy flow will contain large blood clots, or last more than a week. Also, an abnormally heavy flow can cause you to experience the following symptoms, which may be an indication of anemia:
RESULTS: For NSAIDs overall, ever use (>2 prescriptions) compared with nonuse (≤2 prescriptions) was associated with a decreased risk of SCC (IRR, ; 95% confidence interval [CI], -) and MM (IRR, ; 95% CI, -), especially for long-term use (≥7 years) and high-intensity use (>25% prescription coverage during the total duration of use). NSAID use was not associated with a reduced risk of BCC overall (IRR, ; 95% CI, -), but the risk of BCC at sites other than the head and neck was reduced in association with long-term use (IRR, ; 95% CI, -) and high-intensity use (IRR, ; 95% CI, -). All estimates of reduced risk were driven primarily by the use of nonselective NSAIDs and older COX-2 inhibitors (diclofenac, etodolac, and meloxicam).