Posted on: 23 February 2016
When you are a woman who suffers from severe menorrhagia, meaning you have extremely heavy menstrual periods to the point that they affect your daily life and health, you may find yourself wondering if there is anything that you can do to make your situation better. Many women suffer from menorrhagia for a long time before even talking to their doctor about it because they are embarrassed or just assume that heavy menstrual periods are what every woman goes through. However, if you are dealing with menorrhagia, you do not have to continue to do so without help or treatment. Get to know some of the options that are available to you so that you can get your body under control and get back to your regular life as soon as possible.
Contraceptive and Other Prescription Medications
One of the first ways that menorrhagia is often treated is through the use of various prescription medications. Contraceptives can sometimes help with overly heavy periods. Oral contraceptives are one option but sometimes those are just not strong enough to do the job. Intrauterine contraceptive devices may sufficiently regulate the hormones in the body to control your periods and reduce bleeding.
Another option is tranexamic acid which only needs to be taken at the time of the month in which you are bleeding and can reduce your menstrual flow. Iron supplements can also offer some help with menorrhagia and can prevent anemia.
Sometimes the best solution to chronic menorrhagia is surgery. This is particularly true if prescription medications have made little or no impact on the condition or if you bleed for several weeks a month rather than for 3-5 days per month as "normal."
A complete hysterectomy is one potential solution to the problem of menorrhagia. Hysterectomies are surgical procedures that remove the entire uterus and therefore, prevents any menstrual bleeding. Of course, a hysterectomy also makes it so a woman cannot bear children. As such, it is often an option saved for last for young women interested in having children but can be a more readily available option for women who are older or who do not want children.
Hysterectomies can be performed very precisely and in a minimally invasive manner today. Robotics assisted hysterectomies (also sometimes referred to as Da Vinci hysterectomies) allow an ob/gyn to be more exact in their surgical procedures and use very small incisions as opposed to a full abdominal incision. This makes them easier to recover from and a better solution than ever for chronic menorrhagia. To learn more, contact a company like Caring For Women.
Now that you know a few of the treatment options available for severe menorrhagia, you can be sure that you get the help and care that you need to get feeling better and get your body back under control.Share