Heavy menstrual bleeding can interfere with your life and may indicate an underlying health problem. The expert OB/GYN team at The Women's Center diagnoses and treats heavy menstrual bleeding at eight convenient locations in Orlando, St. Cloud, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Ocoee, Celebration, and Winter Park, Florida. If you’re concerned about heavy menstrual bleeding, call or book an appointment online today.
Abnormally heavy or prolonged menstrual periods is a common condition that affects about one-third of women. You may have heavy menstrual bleeding if you experience any of the following:
Excessive blood loss during your period isn’t normal and can negatively affect your quality of life. The caring team at The Women’s Center works with you to develop an effective treatment plan to reduce your bleeding.
Heavy bleeding may be a symptom of an underlying medical issue or a side effect of certain treatments. Common causes of heavy menstrual bleeding include:
In some cases, the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding remains unknown. However, this condition is still treatable even without a diagnosable cause.
First, your provider at The Women’s Center performs a thorough physical and pelvic exam and reviews your medical history. Depending on your age and symptoms, they may take additional tests, such as:
During hysteroscopy, your provider inserts a thin, lighted scope through your cervix to examine the uterus.
Treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding depends on the severity of your condition and underlying cause, if any. The team at The Women’s Center typically begins with prescription medications to reduce the bleeding.
These medications may include:
If your symptoms persist despite medication therapy, your provider at The Women’s Center may recommend a surgical procedure, such as endometrial ablation, to control the bleeding.
To find relief from heavy menstrual bleeding, call The Women’s Center or book an appointment online.