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Is there a remedy for heavy periods?

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

The options will depend on age, anatomical pathology if any and reproductive desires.
Pathology has to be addressed. If interested in preserving fertility, hormonal manipulation in the form of progesterones or bcps are options. If fertility is not and issue you could have an in office endometrial ablation or outpatient hysterectomy. Your doctor will be the best person to tailor your care.

In brief: Yes

The options will depend on age, anatomical pathology if any and reproductive desires.
Pathology has to be addressed. If interested in preserving fertility, hormonal manipulation in the form of progesterones or bcps are options. If fertility is not and issue you could have an in office endometrial ablation or outpatient hysterectomy. Your doctor will be the best person to tailor your care.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Hormonal suppression

If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids.
If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods!

In brief: Hormonal suppression

If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids.
If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods!
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology

In brief: Many options

You should see your gynecologist to find out the likely cause of your bleeding and which of the may choices may work best for you.
There are a number of medications, both hormonal and the nonhormonal lysteda, as well as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Several minimally invasive surgical options exist as well.

In brief: Many options

You should see your gynecologist to find out the likely cause of your bleeding and which of the may choices may work best for you.
There are a number of medications, both hormonal and the nonhormonal lysteda, as well as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Several minimally invasive surgical options exist as well.
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
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