Relief from heavy periods could be one five-minute office visit away—with NovaSure at May-Grant.

Heavy periods—or menorrhagia—can be more than an inconvenience.

If you experience heavy menstrual bleeding,it is entirely possible that you will have symptoms that interfere with your daily activities. Similar to symptoms of dehydration, heavy menstrual bleeding can cause dizziness or a feeling that your heart is pounding. Some women also develop iron deficiency.

How heavy is heavy?

Doctors define heavy menstrual bleeding as:

  • Soaking through at least one tampon or sanitary product per hour
  • Regularly experiencing a level of blood loss or cramping during your period that interferes with your daily life

A physician at May-Grant Obstetrics and Gynecology can further assess your menstrual experiences to see if you meet the diagnostic criteria for menorrhagia.

How can NovaSure® help?

NovaSure is a five-minute, minimally invasive procedure that a May-Grant physician can perform in our office. It requires no hospital stay or downtime for recovery. Patients can return to normal activities immediately.

NovaSure works by applying heat to the lining of the uterus, in a process called endometrial ablation. Through a natural healing process, the lining of the uterus changes in a way that, for 90 percent of patients, dramatically reduces or eliminates menstrual bleeding.

Had enough of heavy bleeding?

If you’re ready for relief from the discomfort and inconvenience, schedule an appointment online for an assessment of whether you are a candidate for NovaSure.®

Who can have NovaSure®?

Women should only have NovaSure® if they are certain that they will not want to become pregnant in the future. While NovSure® does not make it impossible to become pregnant, it makes the uterus much less able to support a developing fetus. As a result, if you are sexually active, you will need to use a form of birth control after NovaSure.®

Before scheduling you for NovaSure, a May-Grant physician will also assess whether the procedure is right for you based on your heavy bleeding symptoms and other considerations.