If you have heavy menstrual bleeding, you know how it disrupts your life, whether you need to stay within reach of a bathroom or you avoid physical activity during your periods. The team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology encourage you to come in for an exam because heavy menstrual bleeding isn’t normal and you shouldn’t have to live with it. To learn whether your bleeding is too heavy, book an appointment online or call the conveniently located Lancaster, Elizabethtown, Columbia, Ephrata, Intercourse, Willow Street, Lititz or Lebanon, Pennsylvania, office.
Each woman’s menstrual flow is different, which makes it hard to know when your bleeding is heavier than normal.
If your periods match any of these criteria, your bleeding is too heavy:
If you can say “that’s me” to any of those criteria, it’s time to schedule an appointment so the team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology can treat the problem and help you avoid potential health complications like anemia.
Heavy menstrual bleeding develops due to a variety of gynecological conditions. A few of the most common include:
Heavy menstrual bleeding may also be a symptom of endometrial cancer.
The team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology may start your treatment with hormone therapy, either in the form of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. You may also be a good candidate for a medication called tranexamic acid, which directly treats heavy menstrual bleeding.
When medications don’t help, you may need a procedure such as:
For most underlying problems, a hysterectomy is the last option considered after other treatments have failed. However, it may be the first line of treatment if endometrial cancer causes your bleeding.
Don’t continue to put up with heavy menstrual bleeding, call May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology or book an appointment online.