مستشفى الدكتور سليمان الحبيبطريق خريص الفرعي ، الريان ، الرياض 14212 ، المملكة العربية السعودية, الرياض
It can sometimes be difficult to know if you have particularly heavy periods because what is normal changes from person to person. However, the followings signs would suggest your periods are heavy:
It’s worth seeing the doctor if this applies to you, or if you’ve simply noticed your periods getting heavier. You should also see a doctor if you’re having period pain or bleeding between your periods. Left untreated, heavy periods can lead to iron deficiency anaemia.
Almost half of cases of heavy bleeding have no underlying cause.
When you visit the doctor they will ask you about your medical history, symptoms, and any medication you’re on, and you might need to keep a diary of your bleeding. You might also have a number of tests depending on the suspected cause, including:
There are many treatment options for heavy periods and it’s important that you and the doctor discuss in detail your personal preferences and future childbearing plans.
Conservative treatment options include:
If these treatments are unsuccessful, or if you have fibroids or endometriosis, there are a number of procedures available aimed at removing the tissue causing the problem, including:
If you are getting lots of fibroids or severe endometriosis, and you are no longer planning to have children, endometrial ablation or hysterectomy may be recommended treatment options.