- 1 in 5 women suffers from heavy menstrual periods
- Treating heavy period bleeding doesn’t automatically mean you need a hysterectomy
- Minimally invasive treatment: NovaSure
- Minimally invasive treatment: Thermachoice
- Possible Treatment: Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
- Treatment: Minera IUD
There are several medical conditions that may cause heavy period bleeding. A hormone imbalance can cause heavy menstrual period. It can also be caused by fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, neoplasia, and blood clotting disorders.
1 in 5 women suffers from heavy menstrual periods. Symptoms include:
- Periods that last longer than 7 days
- Menstrual flow that soaks through one or more tampons or pads every hour for several consecutive hours
- Severe pain or cramping
- Heavy flow period even while taking a birth control pill
- Menstrual flow that includes large blood clots
- Exhaustion and fatigue during your period
Treating heavy menstrual periods doesn’t automatically mean you need a hysterectomy. The practitioners of Partners In Women’s Health Care can discuss the best treatment option for you, depending on what is causing your heavy periods. They will consider your overall health, the severity of your condition, and the effect it is having on your quality of life. You’ll also need to discuss with them any future plans you may have for more children.
There are several less invasive methods that can be tried before a hysterectomy, such as a Minera IUD, birth control pills or an endometrial ablation procedure such as NovaSure or Thermachoice. But, if a hysterectomy is in your best interest, Dr. Harman is specially trained to perform the laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy procedure. This method allows a full recovery in just 6 days vs. the traditional 4 to 6 weeks.