Afraid to Wear White

Afraid to Wear White

Do terrible periods make you afraid to wear white?

Do any of these describe your symptoms?

  • Soaking through 1 or more maxi pad or tampons every hour.
  • Periods lasting longer than 3 days from your usual pattern.
  • Needing to double up on pads or tampons.
  • Presence of quarter-sized blood clots during period.
  • One of “most” common reasons for women to seek health care.
  • Potential signs of Anemia: increased fatigue. 30% women it can affect their quality of life and/or lead to anemia.

Your heavy periods might be caused by:

  • Fibroids
    • Hormone imbalance, such as a thyroid condition or diabetes.
    • Polyps
    • Anovulatory menstrual cycles
    • Adenomyosis
    • Medications
    • Cancer

 

  • Inherited bleeding disorders

 

In our office we might do these tests for you:

  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Blood tests
  • Hysteroscopy

Our goals to manage your heavy periods are to:

  • Normalize bleeding.
  • Correct any anemia.
  • Restore quality of life.

Treatments we will discuss together with you:

    • Combined (Estrogen/Progestin) Oral Contraceptive “the Pill” or Progestins only therapy (Depo-Provera or Progesterone contraceptive pill)
    • Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (IUD)
    • D & C (dilation and curettage)

 

  • Surgical options