Treatments for Menstrual Disorders

Menorrhagia (Heavy Bleeding)

Treatment choices are aimed at:

  • Getting rid of the underlying cause of the heavy bleeding
  • Reducing the heavy bleeding with medicines, surgeries, or other methods

A major goal of treatment is to put off anemia.

Amenorrhea (Lack of Menstruation)

Treatment choices are aimed at:

  • Finding and treating underlying health problems
  • Restoring hormonal imbalances
  • Identifying lifestyle factors that may be causing the absence of a period

Treating menstrual disorders may need:

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References

Abnormal uterine bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated August 24, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018.
Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116009/Amenorrhea. Updated January 16, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018.
Klein DA, Poth MA. Amenorrhea: an approach to diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician. 2013 Jun 1;87(11):781-788.
Menstruation and the menstrual cycle fact sheet. Office on Women's Health website. Available at:
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Updated April 25, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018.
Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardBeverly Siegal, MD, FACOG
Last Updated: 10/29/2018

 

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