Menorrhagia Specialist

Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Pembroke Pines, FL

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 Q & A

What is menorrhagia?

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

What causes heavy menstrual bleeding?

There are a number of reasons you may have heavy menstrual bleeding, including:

  • Pregnancy complications
  • Onset of menopause
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Fibroids or polyps
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Certain medications
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

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.

How do I know if I have menorrhagia?

It isn’t unusual to have some heavy bleeding during a normal period, but menorrhagia is marked by these more pronounced symptoms:

  • A period that lasts more than seven days
  • Large clots
  • Quickly bleeding through a pad or tampon
  • Having to double your pads for added protection
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath

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.

How is menorrhagia treated?

Some common treatment options for menorrhagia include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Uterine ablation
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Intrauterine device
  • Dilation and curettage
  • Iron supplements

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.

What can I expect after 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.