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A 35-year-old member asked:

wht can i do when i have heavy menstruation?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin may help. There are other medications made for this problem that may help. See your doctor for a prescription.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
You have Choices: Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Know your options : The cause of the heavy periods is not something we can always answer. There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation if you are done having children.

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Need evaluation: You need an evaluation by your gynecologist to see what the underlying problem is. Based on the findings, your gynecologist will offer treatment to relieve your symptoms.
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