Heavy and painful periods are a problem for many women today. If your periods are making it hard to function normally, you don’t have to suffer every month. The compassionate OB-GYNs at Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami in Miami, Florida, are here to diagnose and treat the problem so you can enjoy life without your period dragging you down. Book your appointment using the online tool or by calling the office today.
Your OB-GYN at Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami may diagnose heavy menstrual bleeding if any of the following are true:
Many women who suffer from heavy bleeding also have very painful periods.
There are several possible causes of heavy and painful periods, including:
If you're suffering through heavy and painful periods, the first step toward relief is getting an accurate diagnosis. Tracking your periods closely can help, so make notes about period frequency, duration, and flow levels to share with yourLievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami.
Your OB-GYN at Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami will discuss your symptoms, your medical history, your medications, and your lifestyle with you to determine which tests could be helpful. Some of the most common diagnostic tools include:
Once your OB-GYN determines the origin of your heavy and painful periods, they can start your treatment right away.
For many of the most common causes of heavy and painful bleeding, oral contraceptives can dramatically reduce symptoms. Sometimes other types of hormone therapy may be needed if oral contraceptives aren't helpful.
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists can help by stopping your periods temporarily, but aren't a long-term solution. Tranexamic acid is an oral medication that can curb heavy bleeding.
If medication doesn’t work, a laparoscopy procedure may help with endometriosis pain and bleeding. An endometrial ablation procedure removes the uterine lining to stop bleeding and pain, but also prevents future pregnancy.
Your Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami will help you break free from the pain and heavy bleeding. Call the office or book your appointment online now.