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Menorrhagia or Heavy Bleeding

Know When It’s Time to Seek Help

Thousands of women deal with heavy bleeding during menstrual periods, but few seek help, thinking that treatment isn’t necessary. Otherwise known as menorrhagia, heavy bleeding can be a sign of a more serious underlying gynecologic condition.

While the inconvenience of menstrual bleeding is frustrating, you may only be diagnosed with menorrhagia if you change your tampon or pad repeatedly on the hour during your menstrual period. The extreme loss of blood may deplete your energy and make you feel fatigued and dizzy during your period each month. If you are concerned your bleeding is out of control, visit with one of the doctors here at miVIP to have your condition diagnosed and discuss treatment options.

Heavy Bleeding is Common in Women

During childbearing years, close to 30% of women notice heavy or irregular bleeding during the menstrual cycle. In order to determine if your bleeding fits the definition of menorrhagia, discuss your concerns with a doctor.

Causes of Menorrhagia

Heavy bleeding during periods can be caused by a number of things, and many women deal with more than one at a time.

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Hormonal Changes

Menorrhagia or heavy bleeding can also be a sign of a serious condition of the reproductive organs, including:

  • Polyps
  • Fibroids
  • Hyperplasia
  • Cancer
  • Endometriosis

In order to eliminate any of these conditions, it’s important to seek treatment if you feel your bleeding is abnormally heavy each month.

Common Symptoms of Menorrhagia

If you notice that you are changing your pad or tampon each hour, pay close attention to determine if you have any of the other symptoms of menorrhagia.

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Menstrual flow that stays heavy through the night
  • Pain in the pelvic area
  • Loss of energy or anemia
  • Passing of blood clots during menstrual periods
  • Menstrual periods lasting longer than a week

Medical Treatment for Heavy Bleeding

Minor cases of menorrhagia or heavy bleeding may be treated with over the counter medications to balance hormones, but serious cases may require surgery. Here at miVIP, we offer several minimally invasive surgical options to reduce your blood flow every month and ensure that you are healthy.

If you are diagnosed with menorrhagia, you may choose to undergo a uterine ablation procedure or a hysterectomy. Our doctors perform both surgeries in the least invasive way possible to ensure that you are back to your life quickly.

Long Term Prognosis for Treatment

The only way to completely eliminate menstrual bleeding is through a hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, although a uterine ablation procedure or other surgical treatments can greatly reduce your blood flow every month.

Call miVIP Today

If you’re looking for world-class surgeons, qualified nurses and friendly staff, call us today at 877-956-2263. We specialize in treating menorrhagia heavy bleeding and getting you back to life as quickly as possible.

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