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Why do I have heavy bleeding when im on my period and i've already have had two blood trasfusions, i'm worried they they are fybroids.Help?
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In brief: Different causes
Menstrual bleeding that is heavy enough to require a transfusion is definitely abnormal and a threat to your health.
It requires a definitive diagnosis and an appropriate treatment. It could be a bleeding abnormality, fibroids, polyps or even a cancer. Blood tests, us imaging, and a biopsy may need to be done to determine the best treatment.

In brief: Different causes
Menstrual bleeding that is heavy enough to require a transfusion is definitely abnormal and a threat to your health.
It requires a definitive diagnosis and an appropriate treatment. It could be a bleeding abnormality, fibroids, polyps or even a cancer. Blood tests, us imaging, and a biopsy may need to be done to determine the best treatment.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Even if fibroids are the cause of the heavy bleeding, they can often be successfully removed and you can still become pregnant.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Discuss with doctor
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 such as genesys hta if you are done having children. These can be done in the safely and comfortably in the office.

In brief: Discuss with doctor
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 such as genesys hta if you are done having children. These can be done in the safely and comfortably in the office.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Wow get help
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: Wow get help
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
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
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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.
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