The doctors at Craig Ranch OB/GYN provide diagnoses and treatment for heavy menstrual cycles for women from McKinney, Texas and the greater Dallas area.
Heavy menstrual cycles describe menstrual bleeding that is severe enough to affect daily life. Also called menorrhagia, menstruation is considered abnormally heavy if there is enough blood to soak through a tampon or sanitary napkin in an hour or less for several consecutive hours. Heavy bleeding is also often associated with stronger cramping. In many cases, heavy menstruation is a sign of an underlying condition, and medical assessment should be sought with the professionals at Craig Ranch OB/GYN.
If you are soaking more than 1 pad per hour, you should see a gynecologist for evaluation. Similarly, if you have to wake up through the night to change sanitary protection, it is usually an indication of a problem. Passing clots during menstruation for more than one day is another sign of an issue. If you are unable to participate in normal daily activities because of menstruation or if you have symptoms of anemia like tiredness or shortness of breath, your heavy bleeding could indicate a more serious issue. Normal periods do not last longer than a week and it is also not normal to have excessively strong cramps accompanying heavy menstrual bleeding. If you are experiencing abnormally heavy periods and severe cramping you should seek medical assistance to diagnose the cause of these conditions and find effective treatment.
There are many causes of abnormal menstrual bleeding. A full exam including blood work with a licensed healthcare provider is recommended to diagnose the true cause of the problem. Some of the conditions that cause heavy menstrual bleeding include:
In many cases, a prescription for birth control or placement of an IUD can reduce menstrual bleeding and cramping. In some cases, adjusting the patient’s medications or birth control may be necessary. Outpatient uterine ablation or other minimally invasive surgeries may be used to correct the condition. The providers at Craig Ranch OB/GYN can provide you with all options and alternatives after the cause of your heavy bleeding is identified.
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