Many women experience menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual bleeding, that disrupts their daily life. This type of bleeding isn’t normal and benefits from a visit with the experts at Women's Health Domain in Austin, Texas. The team of highly skilled doctors specializes in diagnosing and treating menorrhagia. Call the office adjacent to the Domain in North Austin or schedule an appointment online today.
Menorrhagia is heavy menstrual bleeding. It’s a common problem, but concerning. Signs and symptoms of menorrhagia include:
Heavy bleeding may also cause anemia, making you feel tired and cold. In severe cases, anemia may cause shortness of breath or heart problems.
If your heavy bleeding affects your ability to go about your daily life, then you need to schedule a consultation at the Women's Health Domain.
Many gynecological conditions cause menorrhagia. You may have heavy menstrual bleeding from:
Certain medications or birth control methods may also cause menorrhagia, such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or blood-thinning medication.
In some cases, the cause of menorrhagia is unknown.
When you visit the Women's Health Domain for menorrhagia, you can expect a comprehensive, patient-centered exam. The state-of-the-art obstetrics and gynecology practice uses advanced diagnostic tools to fully understand your overall health and the cause of your heavy bleeding.
During your exam, your OB/GYN asks detailed questions about your menstrual cycle and symptoms. They also review your medical and gynecological history, as well as your family history, and perform a physical and pelvic exam.
The team also runs diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, or an ultrasound test.
Treatment for your menorrhagia depends on the cause. The team customizes your plan to best meet your needs and reduce symptoms.
Treatment for menorrhagia might include:
In some cases, the team may recommend a procedure to treat your menorrhagia or the cause of the bleeding, this might include ablation (destroying the endometrial tissue), myomectomy (removing fibroids), or hysterectomy (removing uterus).
Your menstrual cycle can vary and even change throughout your life, but you don’t have to endure excessively heavy bleeding. To find out more about menorrhagia, call the Women's Health Domain or schedule an appointment online today.