Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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Garden OB/GYN

Obstetrics & Gynecology located throughout Greater New York City

Menorrhagia, more commonly known as heavy menstrual bleeding, isn’t anything you have to learn to live with. At Garden OB/GYN, with nine locations throughout Midtown West, the Upper East Side, Manhattan, Forest Hills, Flushing of Fresh Meadows, Garden City, Lake Success, Massapequa, and Commack, New York, your dedicated practitioner gets to the root of your heavy uterine bleeding and helps you find an effective solution. Get relief from abnormal periods right away by booking a consultation online. You can also call your nearest office directly to schedule.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Q & A

What Causes Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

It’s normal to experience some heavy flow days during your monthly period. But your bleeding shouldn’t be so severe that it starts lowering your quality of life. If you have abnormal uterine bleeding, it could be related to:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Ovary dysfunction
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Endometriosis

 

Occasionally, your heavy menstrual bleeding is a side effect of medications. For instance, if you take blood thinners or aspirin, you may bleed more heavily than normal.

When Should I See a Doctor for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

The dedicated team of physicians at Garden OB/GYN wants to evaluate you if your heavy menstrual bleeding lowers your quality of life. It’s especially important to schedule an evaluation if your abnormal bleeding is:

  • Lasting for more than seven days
  • Associated with clots that are bigger than a quarter
  • Forcing you to get up at night to change your tampons or pads
  • Soaking through more than one tampon or pad every hour for several hours

 

You should also come into Garden OB/GYN if your period is so heavy, you have to wear more than one pad at a time just to control abnormal menstrual bleeding.

Can I Get Treatment for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

Yes! Your dedicated physician at Garden OB/GYN evaluates you thoroughly, runs labs, and may even request an in-house ultrasound to diagnose the cause of your heavy menstrual bleeding. Once they better understand why you’re bleeding heavily, they can get you started on treatment. Treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding includes:

  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist medications to temporarily stop periods
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Tranexamic acid tablets
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Oral progesterone
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Birth control pills

 

If you have abnormal growths, such as uterine fibroids or polyps, you might need surgery to remove them. Garden OB/GYN practitioners specialize in minimally invasive surgery, which helps you have a faster recovery if you do need surgical repairs.

Book your exam for heavy menstrual bleeding at Garden OB/GYN today and get started on the treatment you need. Schedule online or over the phone.

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Obstetric & Gynecological Services