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How can I address a very heavy period?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
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In brief: Many ways

1st: evaluation- blood test for hormones, us for fibroids, hysteroscopy for polyps, endometrial biopsy for abnormal cells.
2nd: treatment- ocp if not smoker, progesterone, iud, remove fibroid or polyp if present, meds such as lysteda, endometrial ablation, uterine artery embolization and finally- hysterectomy.

In brief: Many ways

1st: evaluation- blood test for hormones, us for fibroids, hysteroscopy for polyps, endometrial biopsy for abnormal cells.
2nd: treatment- ocp if not smoker, progesterone, iud, remove fibroid or polyp if present, meds such as lysteda, endometrial ablation, uterine artery embolization and finally- hysterectomy.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology

In brief: You have options

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.

In brief: You have options

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. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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