What is the best treatment for menorrhagia?

What is the best treatment for menorrhagia?

Medical therapy for menorrhagia may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), help reduce menstrual blood loss.
  • Tranexamic acid.
  • Oral contraceptives.
  • Oral progesterone.
  • Hormonal IUD (Liletta, Mirena).

Can you get a hysterectomy for heavy periods?

Hysterectomy, the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus, can be an effective treatment of heavy bleeding but it does render the woman unable to have more children. Heavy menstrual bleeding and the conditions that cause it are treated with hysterectomy when other medical treatments have failed.

Will hysterectomy stop bleeding?

Taking out the uterus (hysterectomy) stops uterine bleeding. But it is major surgery with short-term and long-term risks. Recovery can take 4 to 6 weeks.

What happens to a woman’s body after a full hysterectomy?

Because your uterus is removed, you no longer have periods and cannot get pregnant. But your ovaries might still make hormones, so you might not have other signs of menopause. You may have hot flashes, a symptom of menopause, because the surgery may have blocked blood flow to the ovaries.

What is the average age for hysterectomy?

Although it’s commonly thought of as an operation for older women, the average age of women getting hysterectomies is actually 42, which means that many younger women have the procedure. That can be particularly devastating if they haven’t yet had but want children.

What is the youngest age you can get a hysterectomy?

Technically, any woman of legal age can consent to the procedure, but it should be medically justified. It’s incredibly unlikely that a doctor will perform a hysterectomy on women ages 18-35 unless it is absolutely necessary for their well-being and no other options will suffice.

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