Have you been experiencing heavier/more painful periods for more several months in a row now? Maybe you’ve had them for years and are wondering if anything can be done. While not life threatening or dangerous, heavy periods (otherwise known as menorrhagia) can devastate your life by causing you to miss work or social events. This is why so many women with menorrhagia are coming to us for a solution.
If you’re tired of the pain and the inconvenience of heavy periods, we can help. Don’t wait until you’re in pain again. Pick up the phone and call us at 1300 780 138.
What Defines a “Heavy Period”?
The average amount of blood lost during a period is about 30-40 milliliters. Even women who have heavier periods usually lose less than 80 milliliters. If you’re losing more than this, you’re losing a lot more than normal, and it’s probably time to see a specialist.
If you’re unsure how much blood you’re losing, but your periods are long and painful, you’re probably losing a lot more than normal and it’s a good idea to weigh your options anyway.
Here are some signs of a heavier than normal period:
- You find yourself using considerably more tampons than normal, for consecutive periods.
- You bleed through clothes or bedding.
- Tampons or pads by themselves are not enough, and need to be used together.
If these symptoms sound familiar, you should know that you have options. Some women live with heavy periods all their lives and are just fine. But it’s still smart to seek a diagnosis, especially if you want to stop them from hijacking your life for seven days out of every month.
How Does Diagnosis Work?
Diagnosis of menorrhagia is a relatively simple process. It starts with a routine pelvic exam, which you can call us about right now on 1300 780 138. Again, you can probably live with heavy periods for the rest of your life, but why would you want to when a solution might just be a few days away?
What Are Your Treatment Options?
Treatment usually starts immediately after the condition is diagnosed. This will first consist of medication and hormonal treatments. If these treatments prove ineffective, surgery (either the NovaSure®/Thermablate EAS™ procedure) is also an option.