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Can you recommend anything for heavy menstrual bleeding?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Some Options

Please talk to your gynecologist or physician about having shorter or lighter periods.
Some options may include: Lysteda (tranexaminc acid), oral contraceptives, Vaginal contraceptive ring & Levonorgestrel -releasing intrauterine system (Mirena).

In brief: Some Options

Please talk to your gynecologist or physician about having shorter or lighter periods.
Some options may include: Lysteda (tranexaminc acid), oral contraceptives, Vaginal contraceptive ring & Levonorgestrel -releasing intrauterine system (Mirena).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Peter Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Endometrial ablation

If birth control pills are not an option, endometrial ablation maybe.
This is a procedure where the inner lining of the uterus is destroyed by heat or by freezing. You won't have menstrual periods anymore or very light periods, but neither may you be able to get pregnant again. You can go home later on the day of the surgery. Consult with a gynecologist for more details.

In brief: Endometrial ablation

If birth control pills are not an option, endometrial ablation maybe.
This is a procedure where the inner lining of the uterus is destroyed by heat or by freezing. You won't have menstrual periods anymore or very light periods, but neither may you be able to get pregnant again. You can go home later on the day of the surgery. Consult with a gynecologist for more details.
Dr. Peter Baumann
Dr. Peter Baumann
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Dr. John Lipman
For women who would prefer not to take a hormone (i.e. birth control pill), Lysteda (tranexamic acid) can be very useful. It is taken only on the heavy bleeding days up to a maximum of 5 days each month. You take 2 pills at a time three times each day.
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