Many women suffer from heavy periods, which may include soaking through a tampon or pad every two hours or menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than seven days. Your heavy periods may prevent you from leading a full life and increase your risk of developing health conditions like anemia. The women’s health experts at All Care For Women in East Amherst, New York, including experienced board-certified OB/GYN Judith Ortman-Nabi, MD, can help you get relief from your heavy periods and improve your quality of life. To schedule an evaluation, call the office or book online today.
Heavy periods, medically called menorrhagia, is a common problem in women, affecting one out of every 20 women in the United States.
When left untreated, your heavy periods can interfere with your daily life, making it harder for you to get a good night’s sleep or preventing you from doing the things you enjoy.
The excessive bleeding from your heavy periods may also affect your physical health, causing abdominal pain or anemia.
Your heavy periods may develop from many causes, such as fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, adenomyosis, or polyps.
Heavy periods can cause a range of symptoms. Common symptoms include:
If you’re experiencing these symptoms or your heavy periods keep you from living your life to the fullest, contact All Care For Women to schedule an appointment.
You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in to see the professionals at All Care For Women for help with your heavy periods.
During your evaluation, your doctor asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical and gynecological history, and performs a physical and pelvic exam.
Based on the information gathered during your evaluation, your provider may request diagnostic tests, such as an ultrasound, MRI, hysteroscopy, or sonohysterography, to confirm or rule out the underlying cause of your heavy bleeding.
The team at All Care For Women develops individualized treatment plans for the management of heavy periods based on the underlying cause, your age, and your future pregnancy plans. Your treatment options may include medication or surgery.
For women who have no future pregnancy plans, the team at All Care For Women offers NovaSure® endometrial ablation. During this in-office procedure, your provider uses radiofrequency energy to remove your endometrium tissue to reduce your heavy periods.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your heavy period treatment options, contact All Care For Women by phone or book an appointment online today.