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Treatment for Heavy Menstrual Periods in Ventura, CA (Menorrhagia)

Menstrual periods can change throughout a woman's life, but consistently heavy bleeding may signal a problem that can be treated. Many women experience heavy periods, but it is not normal and is something that needs to be discussed with your gynecologist. The board-certified gynecologists at Ventura County Obstetrics & Gynecology provide Novasure as an effective treatment for heavy periods. If you experience heavy or irregular periods, Novasure might be right for you.

What is Considered a Heavy Period?

If you experience any of the following problems, it is recommended that you speak to your gynecologist:

  • Bleeding that last longer than 7 days
  • Soaking through more than one tampon or pad every hour several hours in a row
  • Needing to change a pad or tampon during the night
  • Experiencing large blood clots

You should seek immediate medical care if you have soaked through your normal tampon or pad in an hour for more than 2 hours, or feel lightheaded. If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with one of our gynecologists today by calling (805) 643-8695.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

What is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

1 in 5 women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women begin to experience heavy and/or irregular bleeding in their 30s and 40s, as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods are more than just a hassle - they take a physical, social, and emotional toll as well.

Studies show heavy menstrual bleeding can affect women in a number of ways:

Physical

  • Many feel tired and nauseated
  • Many experience bad cramps
  • Many have headaches

Social

  • More than 60% have had to miss social or athletic events1
  • About 80% report avoiding sex1
  • 33% have been forced to miss work2

Emotional

  • 77% have depression or moodiness1
  • 75% feel anxious2
  • 57% report a lack of confidence during their period1

Heavy periods are not something with which you have to live. Today, there are a number of effective treatment options available.

 


References

  1. National Women’s Health Resource Center. Survey of women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Data on file; 2005.
  2. Cooper J, et al. A randomized, multicenter trial of safety and efficacy of the NovaSure system in the treatment of menorrhagia. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2002; 9:418-428.

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