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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? You’re Not Alone.

August 8, 2019

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? You’re Not Alone.

Hi my name is Lauren Anderson and I am a doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CHI Health. Today, I would like to help educate women about heavy menstrual bleeding.

If you are suffering with heavy menstrual periods, you are not alone. Really heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycle is not normal. Heavy bleeding and irregular Cycles can really negatively affect your quality of life and take a toll on your body physically and emotionally.

Treatment Options for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding include:

  • Birth control pills
  • IUD
  • Even surgery

There are Two Surgical Options Currently Available:

  1. One is an endometrial ablation which is an outpatient procedure where we burn the lining of the uterus with sailing or radio frequency. Not much recovery time is required.
  2. A more definitive option would be hysterectomy or removal of the entire uterus and cervix.

If you suffer from heavy periods, don’t suffer in silence. Reach out to your OBGYN physician for help! If you don’t have an OBGYN physician, we would be happy to help you at CHI Women’s Health Clinic.

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