Heavy Periods

It is hard to define what heavy periods are and also if a woman needs to be investigated to find a reason or treat a problem.

Medical assistance should be requested if:

There are quite a number of conditions that cause heavy or abnormal periods or abnormal vaginal bleeding, the following are examples:

Investigations to determine the reason for abnormal vaginal bleeding may include a pelvic scan and a hysteroscopy (where a thin telescope or hysteroscope is used vaginally and passed through the neck of the womb (cervix) into the uterus to assess the uterine cavity.

Treatment of heavy periods or menorrhagia

Medical treatment may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, oral contraceptive pills, progesterone and others.
Surgical treatment may involve:

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