Almost 20% of women are troubled at some time by menorrhagia, a condition that causes excessively heavy menstrual flow or abnormally frequent periods, resulting in physical and emotional distress. You may have periods that last a long time with bleeding so heavy you must change your pad or tampon every 1 or 2 hours. You may need to change pads at night and you worry about leaving home during your period. In addition, you may feel significantly more tired than normal.
If your periods are affecting your work, social, athletic or sexual activities, it’s time to talk to your physician. He or she may recommend endometrial ablation to effectively treat your abnormal periods. The Women’s Health Care physicians have treated this condition for years, but they now offer the NovaSure Endometrial Ablation System and Gynecare Thermachoice. Each of these is a one-time, in-office procedure that successfully treats most cases of menorrhagia. The procedures take only a short time in your doctor’s office and are effective in treating most cases of abnormal menstrual bleeding. And you’ll be able to return to your normal activities within a day or two. You will experience significantly reduced menstrual bleeding and avoid general anesthesia and surgery in a hospital or surgery center as well as the need for a hysterectomy.
So if problem periods are making your life unbearable, be sure to contact your Women’s Health Care physician for an evaluation and to determine if endometrial ablation is right for you.