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
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovaries
  • Perimenopausal Changes
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia

Testing for Menorrhagia

Tests include :

  • Blood Tests – to check your haemoglobin and thyroid function. This is to make sure that you are not anaemic.
  • Ultrasound Scan – is performed to check the uterus (womb), lining and to look for other causes such as listed.
  • Endometrial Biopsy – indicated particularly in women over the age of 45.
  • Hysteroscopy – This is 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
  • Hysterectomy