Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Treatment Options – Endometrial Ablation And More

Each month, thousands of women around the world experience a problem that can become very life altering. This problem is called menorrhagia, otherwise known as heavy menstrual bleeding. It can be caused from a variety of issues, but typically it is the result of a hormonal imbalance in the woman’s body. Her uterine lining becomes too thick causing heavier bleeding, clotting and possibly longer periods than is normal. Some of these women end up opting to have a procedure called endometrial ablation to take care of the menorrhagia problem.

The first thing a woman should do if she thinks she’s experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding is talk to her gynecologist. Her doctor should be able to provide her with a list of possible treatment options for the bleeding disorder. She can also let her doctor know how many pads and/or tampons she is going through during a typical period so that the doctor can determine whether or not she really does have heavy bleeding. The doctor may also choose to do an ultrasound to look at the lining of the uterus during specific times of the month to see if it is getting too thick.

The doctor may also want to run a series of blood tests to see what the hormone levels are in a woman’s body at particular times of the month. Hormone levels fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle in preparation for ovulation and menstruation. By looking at these hormone levels, a doctor can tell whether or not a woman is ovulating. Sometimes heavy menstrual periods are caused by anovulatory cycles meaning that a woman did not ovulate during that menstrual cycle. This can throw a wrench in her hormone levels and cause the uterine lining to build up too much.

The doctor may also recommend that the woman go on birth control pills. However, some women do not respond well to birth control pills due to the fluctuations that they cause in her hormones. In addition, birth control pills come with their own set of risks including an increased chance of stroke and heart attack. This is when the conversation about a possible endometrial ablation may come up. Endometrial ablation involves the doctor removing the woman’s uterine lining.

A woman should have a talk with her doctor about whether she ever plans to have more children. If yes, she should not undergo an endometrial ablation as the doctor will most likely recommend she have a tubal ligation as well. Getting pregnant after endometrial ablation is not impossible but is not recommended.

About the author: However, should you undergo both and later change your mind about wanting children, you should first contact the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center staff for a FREE phone consultation at (919)968-4656 about your chances for getting pregnant. This can be done with a tubal reversal but depends upon the results of your endometrial ablation. Learn more at the website http://www.tubal-reversal.net/

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What to do for heavy menstrual bleeding?
    I just had my 2nd child 4 months ago. My period is back, and it is extremely heavy. I’m only 31 and I already know I can’t go the next 20 years being this heavy. The funny thing is…I never get any cramps. But I bleed really bad for 2 days, and then the flow becomes more regular. I know it is very excessive compared to most women, and I do not want to go back on birth control, any suggestions? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You are bleeding a lot because your progesterone is low.
      You’re progesterone is low because you are experiencing some sort of extreme stress. Do NOT take progesterone pills. Fix your stress, or it will fix YOU.
      www.adrenalfatigue.org

  2. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to reduce extremely heavy menstrual bleeding?
    My mother had uterine fibroid tumors, and I think I may have them, too. I am bleeding extremely heavily, enough to soak a tampon within half an hour. I have made a doctor’s appointment, but they cannot see for a month.

    Are there natural ways to reduce this bleeding? HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Menustrational Complaints (You must read it carefully) these are 100% cures which cure without any side effects or complications :-

      Dark, clotted; copious or scanty menses, during day time only; 1st menses delayed and painful; intermittent and irregular; changing moods; likes open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; copious; during night on lying down; frequently; intermittent; painful Kreosote 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses dark; acrid, excoriating,during night only, after lying down Bovista 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Copious and dark; worse after injury Hamamellis 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Dark, clotted, painful and frequent, due to displaced uterus; during night only Trillium p.Q or 6X, 3 hourly

      Copious; gushing and frequent; worse after exertion; every 2 weeks or every few days;lasting for a week or more Medorrhinum 200 or 1M monthly (3)

      Copious, offensive, clotted and painful,due to uterine fibroid; difficult to wash Platina 200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses bright red, copious, clotted, painful and frequent; worse during menopause; walking ameliorates; history of abortion Sabina 30 or 200 6 hourly

      Menses bright red, mingled with dark clots; offensive Belladonna 30, 4 hourly

      Mense bright red; gushing; nausea or vomiting, clean tongue Ipecac 30, 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; copious and frequent Millefolium Q or 30 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; vicarious; patient desires icy cold water Phosphorus 30 or 200, 4 hourly(3)

      Menses acrid; excoriating;copious after miscarriage; frequent; intermittent China 6 or 30, 4 hourly

      Menses copious; continues upto next period; dark and clotted; irregular Secale Cor 30 4 hourly

      Menses profuse and early; copious with dark clots and abdominal distention Nux vomica 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Early and excessive; bright red, long lasting with headache; copious; worse after exertion; early in young girls lasting for long; late in adults Calc-phos 12X or 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; lasting a week or more,frequent, every 2 weeks; intermittent Sulphur 200 or 1M, 4 hourly (3)

      Amenorrhoea; dark clotted blood; copious, frequent, delayed; first menses delayed; exhausting; pale, thin blood Ferrum met.3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Irregular; painful, delayed or frequent; worse after exertion Sepia 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Early; profuse and frequent; every 2 weeks; during lactation; lasting a week or more; returns after excitement; suppressed after working in water or becoming wet Calcarea carb.200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious, frequent,dark, intermittent and irregular; during day time only; offensive, painful and thick Lilium tig.30 or 200, 4 hourly (3)

      Menstrual flow suppressed after fright or shock; in plethoric young girls; menses profuse with nose bleed; late; marked fear and restlessness Aconite 30 or 200, 3 hourly

      Menses frequent and copious; offensive; passive bleeding Helonias Q or 6, 4 hourly

      All complaints better during menstruation; copious or scanty; painful for very short period only; dark, lumpy and black Lachesis 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; worse after injury or coition; bruised pains Arnica 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious; late or suppressed; worse while sitting; feels better after flow starts Zincum met.30 or 200, 3 hourly(3)

      Dark, clotted, stringy, offensive, painful and frequent; worse from least movements Crocus sat.Q or 6X, 4 hourly

      Delayed; specially first menses; irregular,painful,pale and scanty; stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)

      Delayed and painful; flow aggravates the complaints; neuralgic, rheumatic pain;scanty or suppressed due to emotions or fever Actaea race.30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Delayed, scanty,stopped due to cold; putting hands in cold water, due to cold; breast becomes enlarged, sore and painful during menstrual cycle Conium mac.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Delayed or stopped; by putting hands in cold water; suppressed after drinking milk Lac-def.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early or delayed; exhausting,scanty or profuse; stools hard and constipated; haemorrhage between periods Thlaspi b-p.Q or 6 4 hourly

      Copious; alternate periods more profuse; frequent and painful;very slight (1st day only), 2nd day with vomiting; mentrual colic with large clots Cyclamen 30 4 hourly

      Painful and scanty;increases while sitting and less while walking Alumina 30 or 0/5 4 hourly

      Menses with neuralgic pain; dysmenorrhoea with pains flying to other parts of the body Caulophyllum 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Early, dark and stringy with neuralgic pain; better after flow starts; menstrual colic; membranous dysmenorrhoea Magnesia phos.12X or 30 3 hourly

      menses lasts for long; thick and dark; irregular Nux mosch.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; menses returns after over exertion; long walk, passing hard stools etc; discharge of blood between periods Ambra gr.200 3 hourly (3)

      Painful; only for one day or one hour; late and scanty; amenorrhoea with opthalmia Euphrasia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Menses appear only for one day; scanty, pain in small of back and stomach during menstruation Baryta carb.200 4 hourly (3)

      Clotted,stringy, passive and bright red; profuse after miscarriage; worse after slightest provocation Ustilago Q or 6 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; suppressed after bathing in river or swimming pool; tongue thickly whitish coated Antim-crud.200 4 hourly (3)

      Suppressed with colic; better bending double and by pressure Colocynth 200 3 hourly (3)

      Acrid,early, profuse and prolonged; suppressed after getting feet wet Rhus tox.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; epistaxis instead of menses; worse by motion Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Totally exhausted during menstruation, can hardly speak; lasting for long, though not profuse Carbo an.200 3 hourly(3)

      Menses early or late; scanty or profuse; pain with soreness about genitals; pain from back passes down through left labium Kali carb.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Gushing; exhausting with colic as from sharp stones rubbing together; irregular and painful Cocculus ind.30 or 200 4 hourly

      Scanty; early or delayed; clots of black blood; menstrual flow aggravates all the complaints Thuja oc.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent; early or delayed during day time only; no menses at night; scanty and offensive Causticum 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent and gushing; membranous; painful and stringy; breasts swollen and painful before menses and better afterwards; excessive menstruation; discharge of bloody mucous after menses at the time of new moon Lac-can.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses during lactation period; while nursing the child Silicea 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Membranous; early and profuse, with griping in abdomen; nausea and pain in stomach extending to small of back Borax 30 4 hourly

      Early with thick and strong odour; offensive; premature and too copious Carbo Veg.30 or 200 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Menses offensive; vicarious; mammae swollen and painful Psorinum 200 or 1M, monthly (3)

      Menses painful; suppressed; colic before the appearance of discharge Verat Vir 30X or 200 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Dysmenorrhoea; menses usually delayed Pneumococcus 30X or 200, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      For more information on Homeopathy and women’s problems please look up under the appropriate header :-
      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases

      I hope and pray that the provided information proves helpful to you.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless.

  3. QUESTION:
    I have had heavy menstrual bleeding for months, been to a doctor and nothing is wrong. What should I do?
    What can I do if I have already been to my doctor, he’s done a pap smear and ultrasound, but still told me I’m healthy. All the while I have not stopped bleeding since the last visit for months now. What do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      There’s nothing normal about having your period for that long. See your doctor again, or a different doctor – you need to be persistent. If you really want to, you can request birth control to get your hormones regulated – but that could take a couple weeks to a few months.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Connection Between Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Severe Cramps?
    My period is always very, very very heavy (during the day I wear three overnight pads!!), and my craps are so bad that I lie in bed sometimes convulsing as though I am giving birth, the cramps just wrench through me. Sometimes I am forced to walk around almost entirely doubled over. Is this just chance that my periods are always terrible, or is there some reason??

    • ANSWER:
      the cause of menstrual cramps and heavy period/uterine bleeding can be the same – check below

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have heavy menstrual bleeding for more than 10 days?

    I should have added that I am in my premenopausal stages….can’t be on bc.

    • ANSWER:
      No its definitely not! … get to a gyno… you probably need to be on birth control if you arent already… if you are then you need to switch.



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