Identifying Heavy Periods
Heavy periods can results in making you feel anaemic and lethargic,all of these are signs of a heavy period which one might ignore due to their work and responsibilities. But, these need to be treated with guidance and care.
How Common are heavy periods?
Almost 50% women suffer from menorrhagia at some point in their lives Below are the some common causes of menorrhagia:
- Uterine Fibroids
- Polycystic Ovaries
- Perimenopausal Changes
- Endometrial Hyperplasia
Testing for Menorrhagia
Tests include :
- Blood Tests – to check your haemoglobin and thyroid function.
- Ultrasound Scan – is performed to check the uterus (womb), lining.
- Endometrial Biopsy – indicated particularly in women over the age of 45.
- Hysteroscopy – Camera examination of the uterus.
Treatment for Menorrhagia
Mr N Agarwal offers a number of treatments according to your diagnosis :
- Contraceptive Pill
- Tranexamic Acid
- Mefenamic Acid
- Mirena Coil
- Endometrial Ablation