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Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia) can occur on their own or in combination with other symptoms, such as period pain (dysmenorrhoea). The amount of blood lost during a period varies from one woman to another, but the average blood loss during a period is two to three tablespoons. Periods are generally regarded as heavy when the blood loss is regularly more than this and they interfere with every day life.
Mr Burrell has a special interest in treating women with Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia) and offers conservative treatments as well as the latest advances in endometrial ablation.
The exact reasons why periods may become heavy aren't fully understood, however there are certain conditions that can make them more likely such as:-
Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia) and/or irregular menstrual bleeding can be investigated and if required there are a number of treatment options available. These may include treatment with medication, insertion of a Mirena coil, an endometrial ablation (a modern minimally invasive surgical technique) or a hysterectomy.
A pelvic examination will be performed together with an ultrasound scan to check for any cause of the bleeding such as endometrial polyps or fibroids. Depending on what these reveal the following may also be performed:-