Do You Suffer From Heavy Bleeding?
One in five women suffers from heavy periods or irregular bleeding. You may be suffering from heavy bleeding if:
- Your menstrual cycle seems abnormally long or heavy, or
- You are afraid of leaking through a pad or tampon, or
- You've been diagnosed with anemia from blood loss.
Most women don't realize that heavy bleeding is not normal. In fact, it is a recognized condition for which treatment is available. In addition to hormone therapy, dilation and curettage (D&C), and hysterectomy, an increasingly popular option is endometrial ablation.
Endometrial abalation is a quick, outpatient procedure that gently removes the endometrial lining of the uterus (known as the "endometrium") to control bleeding. Removing the endometrial lining decreases menstrual blood flow, and in many cases, stops it completely. Most patients generally return to work and other normal activities the next day.
At Drs. Goodman & Partridge, OB/GYN, many of our physicians are skilled at performing endometrial ablation. We offer the following procedure options:
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