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Do You Suffer From Heavy Periods? FemmPro Can Help!

If you have heavy menstrual bleeding that lasts for more than seven days, you have a common condition called menorrhagia, which affects over 10 million women every year.

Our team at FemmPro OB/GYN, in Garden City and North Massapequa, New York, offers the highest level of medical expertise in women’s health. We provide you with the gynecological care you need, focusing on comprehensive support while treating and resolving any concerns with compassion and success.

Preparing for your appointment

Before you visit us for your examination, we first recommend that you keep a record of when you do and don’t bleed. This information can give us insight to your issue.

Providing the following can also help:

Not all cases of heavy periods are the same. That’s why your personal information can lead to an accurate diagnosis of your condition that leads to effective treatment.

Diagnosing heavy periods

Our team is strategic about approaching your gynecological needs. To properly diagnose you, we may perform any of the following procedures:

Pap smear

We take cells from your cervix to look for issues, such as inflammation, infection, or any signs of the development of cancer.

Blood tests

When you have heavy bleeding, we take a sample of your blood to evaluate certain conditions, like anemia, blood clotting issues.

Ultrasound

We use this imaging method to show pictures of your ovaries, uterus, and pelvis.

Endometrial biopsy

This procedure allows us to extract tissue from the inside of your uterus for examination.

Further testing may be recommended based on your results from any tests mentioned above.

Treating heavy periods

Our treatments are contingent on the cause of your bleeding and its severity. We take into account your age, medical history, and overall health. We also consider what medications you might be taking, procedures you’ve had, and your personal desired results. We work with you on the right treatment decision for you during your consultation after the determination of your diagnosis.

Treatments include drug therapy options, such as taking iron supplements, birth control pills, or hormone therapy. Surgical options require the removal of the top layer of your uterus lining, the elimination of polyps and fibroids, the removal of all or part of the lining of your uterus, or a full removal of your entire uterus.

Many of these options are determined by your desire to have children or not, or whether you want to simply reduce your bleeding or stop bleeding altogether. You may need a procedure performed only one time or you may need ongoing treatments depending on your desired outcome.

If you’re ready to have relief from your heavy periods, contact us today at the FemmPro OB/GYN location nearest you. Schedule your appointment by phone or request your visit online. We look forward to helping you!

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