Why do I have Heavy Bleeding or Heavy Menstrual Periods?
There are many causes for heavy or irregular bleeding. If you are premenopausal, the causes can be a hormonal imbalance such as PCOS, fibroids, polyps or other reasons why your bleeding is out of control.
At the Gynecology Institute of Chicago, we are actively researching alternative options for heavy periods.
We will investigate your condition fully, offering on site lab testing and in office ultrasound for a quick results turnaround.
What are the treatment options for heavy periods?
Traditional medical therapy
Antioxidant therapy to herbal remedies
Or procedure based therapy such as endometrial ablation
What is Endometrial Ablation Treatment?
At the Gynecology Institute of Chicago we are proud to offer the NovaSure endometrial ablation treatment.
It is a surgical procedure that applies radiofrequency energy to the lining of the uterus. It leaves the uterus intact while reducing the amount you bleed during periods.
For some people, the menstrual flow might stop completely.
What is the treatment process of Endometrial Ablation?
At your initial visit, we will review any previous labs and scans that you provide. We will also discuss your wants and needs and review all of your options. If necessary, we will order more tests and decide together your best course of action. All this in a safe, non-judgemental atmosphere.
We first begin with welcoming you to a private room, to make sure you feel safe and comfortable. Our Board-Certified anesthesiologist will review your history. Once in the procedure room, we will provide anesthesia and perform your entire procedure, which may last up to 25 minutes.
After the procedure it is normal to experience a thin, watery discharge. The discharge may be bloody or mixed with blood. During the first few months your period is likely to be heavy and will improve over time. If your discharge changes in color or smell, call us right away.
Is Endometrial Ablation Treatment right for me?
Women with heavy or long-lasting periods who do not wish to have children in the future may be candidates for the procedure. Your Chicago Gynecologist at the Gynecology Institute can discuss this more, but if you may want to have children in the future, and we have excluded more serious causes of heavy bleeding, we will discuss other options to fulfill your desires.
Benefits of Endometrial Ablation Treatment
as you don’t have to worry about your heavy periods as much.
Improved energy levels, better mood and better self-confidence.
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