A member asked:

Is there a treatment for menorrhagia?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered

Specializes in American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Yes: There are effective treatments for heavy periods. They range from medical management to surgical options. You can discuss the appropriate treatment options for you, with you doctor.

Answered 8/19/2014

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Dr. Brian Nguyen answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Depends on cause: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much.

Answered 5/26/2015

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