Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA
Board Certified OBGYNs & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Frisco, TX
Heavy menstrual bleeding not only interrupts your daily routine, but it can cause other medical conditions, as well. The medical team at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, in Frisco, Texas, are women’s health experts that can help determine the cause of your heavy periods and provide the treatment you need. Call the friendly practice, or book an appointment online today.
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Q & A
When should I see my doctor about my heavy menstrual bleeding?
You should pay attention to a few factors to determine whether you need to see your OBGYN.
If your blood flow causes you to change your pad or tampon more than once an hour, or if your period lasts more than seven days, you should schedule an appointment with your physician at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA.
If your excessive bleeding goes untreated, you can develop an iron deficiency. You also want to make sure that you don’t have any underlying medical issues that may be causing your bleeding.
What causes heavy menstrual bleeding?
Your heavy bleeding might have several different causes, including:
If you’re taking medications for inflammation or hormone issues, they can affect the amount of bleeding during your period. Also, if you use an intrauterine device (IUD) as a form of medication for birth control, it might cause you to bleed heavily.
An excess of estrogen and progesterone can cause you to have a hormone imbalance, leading to heavy bleeding.
Heavy bleeding might result from medical conditions, such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), blood disorders, benign growths, or possibly cancer.
When you visit the team at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, your comprehensive evaluation helps determine the root cause of your bleeding. Once you have an accurate diagnosis, your OBGYN creates a personalized treatment plan for you.
How do you treat heavy menstrual bleeding?
Your OBGYN at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA treats your condition based on your symptoms. Your treatments might include:
- Birth control for hormone balance
- Progesterone to regulate your hormones
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain reduction
- Tranexamic acid to reduce blood flow
- Removal of uterine fibroids
- Endometrial ablation
- Dilation and curettage
If you don’t plan on getting pregnant, and have severe symptoms, you may want to consider having a hysterectomy.
When you schedule a visit with your provider, your consultation includes discussion about your treatment options. Together, you and your doctor decide the best option for you.
To get your heavy menstrual bleeding under control, call your OBGYN at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, or schedule an appointment online today.
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