At Craig Ranch OBGYN, our team understands the frustrations that come with changes in the menstrual cycle. While it is common for some women to have an unpredictable cycle due to conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, there are times when other problems occur that are unusual for a woman to experience. This includes a sudden increase in the blood produced during one’s period. Changes in menstrual bleeding may indicate a problem that requires medical assistance to address, which is why it is important that women are open and honest with their medical providers about changes in their reproductive health. Dr. Craig Ranch of McKinney, TX encourages women to communicate changes in their menstrual bleeding to find out the core cause and discuss effective treatment options.
What is heavy menstrual bleeding?
It is estimated that approximately one-fifth of women experience heavy menstrual bleeding. It may be a problem from the start as soon as they begin to menstruate in their teen years, or may develop later on in the 30’s and 40’. A sudden change may also indicate a health condition that needs to be further evaluated or addressed. Heavy periods aren’t just a hassle, but can take a social, physical, and emotional toll on a woman. This includes increased depression and mood changes, missed social events, or problems such as headaches and cramps that can impact their day-to-day activities. By undergoing an evaluation with a professional, women can find the cause and discuss possible treatment options.
What can be done about heavy menstrual bleeding?
The first step is talking to a professional to undergo a thorough evaluation to discover what is causing the increase in menstrual bleeding. Then, treatment options may be discussed. This includes removal of uterine fibroids, endometrial ablation, and other solutions that may vary based on the problem at hand.
Talk to a provider today about what to do with heavy menstrual cycles
If you struggle with heavy bleeding during your period, you want to work with a medical professional who can evaluate your situation and determine the cause while providing an effective solution. Dr. Craig Ranch and his team in McKinney, TX work regularly with women with heavy periods and strive to find a treatment that works for them! Call (214) 544-6600 to request a consultation visit at the practice, located at 7900 Henneman Way, Suite #100.