heavy periodsHeavy periods are a form of abnormal vaginal bleeding that affects women’s physical, emotional and social state, disturbing their everyday routines at times. Mr Broome has significant experience in assisting women with this debilitating problem. Though its underlying causes are yet to be uncovered, it may be attributed to the following:

  • Hormonal imbalances caused by a problem in the function of the ovaries or imbalance of oestrogen and progesterone levels
  • Fibroids or non-cancerous uterine tumours
  • Uterine, cervical or ovarian cancer
  • Ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilised egg is implanted outside the uterus)
  • Miscarriage
  • Intrauterine contraceptive devices
  • Medicines such as blood thinners
  • Inflammation of the reproductive system
  • Adenomyosis (when glands from the uterus’ lining fuse with the wall of the uterus)

Symptoms You Should Be Concerned About

While the term ‘heavy’ is subjective, blood loss of 60-80 ml or more in each cycle is considered heavy menstrual bleeding. However, you do not need to measure your blood loss to deem a period heavy and seek help. If you notice that you are bleeding more than you usually do or if you soak a pad or tampon every hour over the course of several, consecutive hours, you need the help of a medical professional. In addition, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Night-time bleeding
  • Large blood clots
  • A period lasting over seven days

If left untreated, your case may grow worse, interfering with your sleep and daily activities. You may also develop anaemia, which leads to fatigue and breathing difficulty.

Treatment Options 

If medicines are necessary for treating your heavy periods, you may receive anti-inflammatory drugs, hormone therapy or pills to control the clotting. To avoid anaemia, you may get an iron supplement prescription. On the other hand, if your case is severe, you may need to undergo one of the following gynecological surgeries:

  • Dilation and curettage (D&C), which is the process of scraping the uterus’ lining
  • Hysteroscopy, a procedure where a thin scope is inserted into the uterus  to eliminate any fibroids
  • Endometrial resection, where the lining of the uterus is removed
  • Hysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of the uterus and cervix

Because of the sensitive nature of these surgical procedures, it is important that you seek only the best gynaecological surgeon.

Mr Broome has many years of experience treating women suffering from heavy periods. Trust us to ensure a permanent solution for your issues. Meanwhile, our staff will take care of your needs before and after the surgery, guaranteeing your comfort throughout your stay.

If you have any questions on any of these surgical procedures, do not hesitate to ask.

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K.H.

Thank you so much for your wonderful care and attention at the Beaumont on the 13th November. Please pass on my gratitude and appreciation to John, Duncan and Janet for making me feel at ease during my stay.

All the very best and thank you so much.

K.H.