About Heavy Bleeding
Are you concerned about your menstrual periods being really heavy each month? Our practitioners at Essential Women's Health Associates regularly treat women of all ages for menorrhagia or heavy period flow. This condition can look different for every woman and may not be the only symptom. You may also be dealing with:
- Period flow that soaks through a sanitary pad and onto your clothes or on the bed while sleeping
- Blood clots passing through urination
- Harsh menstrual cramps
Find answers and well-planned solutions for your symptoms of heavy menstrual flow at either office in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV. Essential Women's Health Associates offers diagnostic evaluations and treatments to meet your feminine health needs when you need it most.
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Heavy Bleeding Known Causes
We have diagnosed and treated many women with excessive bleeding during their period. They also know that a thorough examination to figure out why it is happening is very necessary. Heavy bleeding can be caused by unbalanced hormones, growths in the uterus, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, pelvic inflammatory disease, kidney or liver dysfunction, and more. Menorrhagia can also be one of the indicators of precancer or cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries. It is important to have this checked out by one of our OBGYNs so that you can figure out your cause, have some peace of mind, and improve your quality of life at any time of the month. We have several options in treating this condition with medication, intrauterine devices, ablation techniques, or surgery.
Heavy Bleeding Treatment Options
Hormone-releasing treatments may include oral medications, like birth control pills, or an implanted intrauterine device (IUD). By manipulating your hormones, you can treat heavy bleeding with medications that communicate with your body to not produce such a thick uterine lining to shed each month (during ovulation).
Hormone-releasing IUDs can be inserted in an in-office appointment. The IUD can be removed if you decide that you want to try to conceive.
Using innovative technologies, we can perform endometrial ablation to reduce the thickness of your uterine lining. Provided with a local anesthetic and guided with an ultrasound, your practitioner can ablate your uterine lining.
When other interventions for lightening your heavy flow have not been effective, your gynecologist may suggest a corrective surgery. During a diagnostic hysteroscopy, your practitioner will insert a hysteroscope into your uterus (through the vagina) to view and remove fibroids, polyps, and/or your uterine lining without making an incision. Your surgeon will not remove your uterus in this procedure.
If a hysterectomy is necessary, we do offer hysteroscopies, laparoscopic surgery, or robot-assisted hysterectomies under a general anesthetic. This surgery would remove your uterus, but it may spare your ovaries and fallopian tubes. Your practitioner will discuss the best course of action in your particular case.
Heavy Bleeding Other Considerations
As there are many options in treating your heavy menstrual flow, our practitioners at Essential Women's Health Associates will partner with you in making decisions about your feminine and reproductive health. You will have a specific treatment plan designed to meet your goals in the least invasive way as possible until surgery is necessary.
Diagnose with treat a heavy flow
Heavy period flow during menstruation is a common symptom that women present to our OBGYNs at Essential Women's Health Associates. If you are experiencing heavy blood during your period, you should be concerned and see a specialist to help you figure out why. Call our office in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV for more information and to schedule a diagnostic consultation.