If your periods are heavy and uncomfortable, you may believe that nothing can be done about the situation. In reality, treatments are available, and the team at North Atlanta Women’s Care in Johns Creek, Georgia, have helped many women find relief from heavy periods. Schedule a consultation today and learn more about your option for reducing heavy bleeding and regaining control of your life and schedule. Online scheduling is available, or you can always reach the office by phone.
Your menstrual cycle is a very subjective experience. What’s tolerable for one woman might be unbearable for the next, so there are no set criteria for what constitutes a heavy period, but in general, your period may be considered heavy if any of the following apply:
Heavy bleeding can cause anemia, so it’s important to be able to recognize symptoms of anemia, including fatigue, shortness of breath, and persistent tiredness.
Heavy bleeding can have many different causes, including:
Because there are so many potential causes of abnormal bleeding, it’s very important to seek a thorough diagnostic workup to ensure the best treatment approach.
Your treatment path depends on the cause of your heavy bleeding, your overall health, and your plans for having children. Your doctor works with you to find the treatment option that is best for your specific set of circumstances.
Medications can help, including a hormonal birth control to restore proper hormonal balance. Over-the-counter medications can reduce your menstrual flow and help with discomfort. There are also prescription medications that can slow bleeding.
Endometrial ablation is another option to control heavy bleeding. The process involves using laser energy, radiofrequency, or heat to destroy your endometrium, which is the lining inside your uterus. This is only a good option for women who are certain they don’t want to have children, but it is also not a form of birth control, so you’ll need to use a reliable method until you reach menopause.
To learn more about how to stop heavy bleeding, schedule a visit with North Atlanta Women’s Care by phone or online.