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Menorrhagia (Heavy Bleeding)

The treatment options for menorrhagia are aimed at:

  • Eliminating the underlying cause of the heavy bleeding
  • Reducing the heavy bleeding with medicines, surgical procedures, or other treatments

A major goal of treatment is to prevent anemia.

The treatment options for amennorhea are aimed at:

  • Identifying and treating underlying conditions
  • Restoring hormonal imbalances
  • Identifying lifestyle factors that may be causing the absence of a menstrual period

Treatment for menstrual disorders involves the following:

References:

Abnormal uterine bleeding. FamilyDoctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/abnormal-uterine-bleeding.html. Updated August 2010. Accessed August 20, 2012.

Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/. Updated January 21, 2011. Accessed August 20, 2012.

Amenorrhea. FamilyDoctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/amenorrhea.html. Updated August 2010. Accessed August 20, 2012.

Heavy menstrual bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/. Updated 25, 2012. Accessed August 20, 2012.

Last reviewed September 2013 by Andrea Chisholm, MD

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