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Three Effective Treatments For Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

by Jack Long

Millions of women suffer with menorrhagia, or excessive menstrual bleeding. For some, it is debilitating, and 18 percent of women who have the condition are reported to miss work because of it. Along with missing work, women feel they cannot participate in normal day-to-day activities while having their period. The excessive bleeding can cause other symptoms including anemia and fatigue. There are treatment options available for excessive menstrual bleeding and here are three of them.

Prescriptions Drugs and Supplements

If you are hoping for a nonsurgical option, there are many kinds of prescriptions drugs and supplements available to help alleviate your excessive bleeding. While some drugs don't reduce the amount of bleeding, they do help alleviate the symptoms associated with heavy bleeding. For instance, iron supplements will help combat anemia. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NAIDs), such as ibuprofen, can help to reduce pain such as headaches and stomach cramps which are often associated with heavy bleeding. Oral contraceptives regulate the menstrual cycle along with reducing excessive bleeding. Oral progesterone and the hormonal Intrauterine Device (IUD) called Mirena can aid in balancing hormones and decrease the amount of bleeding.

Da Vinci Surgery

This minimally invasive type of robotic surgery can be an option for women who choose to have a hysterectomy to put an end to their excessive bleeding. It is important to note that only conditions where there is no cancer present qualify for this type of surgery. During a Da Vinci hysterectomy, small incisions are made and miniaturized surgical instruments along with a 3D camera are placed in the incision. The surgeon is then able to view the insides of the surgical site. The surgeon operates the robotic hands from a console. The robotic hands are not able to move on their own and the surgeon is always in complete control.

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

A medical procedure called dilation and curettage (D&C) is another option to help with your excessive menstrual bleeding. During this procedure, the physician dilates your cervix and then uses a special instrument to remove tissue from the lining of your uterus. The physician does not have to make any type of incision and there are no stitches involved. While this procedure is effective, it may have to be repeated if excessive bleeding reoccurs.

If you have excessive menstrual bleeding that is affecting your daily activities during your period, talk to your doctor about the options above to see which type of treatment is right for you. For more information, contact a professional like those at Caring For Women.