Menorrhagia is a condition that causes severe and excessive bleeding and cramping during your menstrual period. At ACE OBGYN, in Pembroke Pines and Weston, Florida, Stefan Novac, MD, FACOG, offers compassionate and comprehensive care to relieve your extreme symptoms. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online scheduler to book now.
Menorrhagia is abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding that disrupts your daily activities with cramping and excessive blood flow. A normal period is measured by a loss of blood that averages about three tablespoons during your monthly cycle. When you have menorrhagia, you can lose double that amount or more
There are a number of reasons you may have heavy menstrual bleeding, including:
In rare cases, unusually heavy periods are due to cancer of the uterus or cervix. Dr. Novac keeps a close watch with yearly pelvic exams.
It isn’t unusual to have some heavy bleeding during a normal period, but menorrhagia is marked by these more pronounced symptoms:
Dr. Novac meets with you to learn more about your periods, ask questions, conduct an exam or Pap smear, and help you determine if your excessive bleeding is menorrhagia.
Some common treatment options for menorrhagia include:
Based on your condition, age, and goals, Dr. Novac guides you through options to reduce the heavy blood flow and pain. In cases where the blood flow is impairing your quality of life or the pain is immense, a hysterectomy is often the best course of treatment.
No matter what treatment option you and Dr. Novac decide to pursue, you can rest assured that taking measures to decrease your symptoms will make you feel a lot better. With birth control pills, uterine ablation, and other minimally invasive methods, your periods return to normal.
To learn more about how you can treat heavy periods, call ACE OBGYN to schedule a consultation or use the online scheduler to book today.