Skip to Main Content
A woman of African descent and her doctor are indoors in a medical clinic. They are sitting and talking about the woman's health problems.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? You're Not Alone.

By Lauren Anderson, MD August 08, 2019 Posted in: Women's Health

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.

Lauren Anderson, MD
Lauren Anderson, MD

Lauren Anderson, MD is an OB-GYN provider with CHI Health.

Related Articles

Women’s Hearts Break, Too: Lifesaving Advice for Every Age

MAR 28, 2024

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women and men, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined.

Read More

Is Pain During Intercourse Normal?

FEB 26, 2024

Dyspareunia is a condition that is experienced by 40 million American women. It can happen at all stages of a woman's life.

Read More

Sounding the Alarm: Eating Disorders on the Rise

FEB 15, 2024

An estimated 9% of the US population will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. That’s nearly one in 10, or 28.8 million Americans.

Read More