Many women experience heavy bleeding during their period, but if your bleeding is keeping you from leaving your house, you could have menorrhagia, or abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding. At Women's Health Specialist in Los Gatos and Mountain View, California, Maureen Khoo, MD, FACOG, can determine the cause of your heavy bleeding and provide treatments to help you get your life back. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
While heavy menstrual bleeding is common in women, most don’t experience abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding, clinically referred to as menorrhagia.
You may have menorrhagia if you experience symptoms such as:
Heavy periods can also affect your social life, keeping you cooped up inside due to the fear of not being able to change your tampon or pad fast enough.
You could be experiencing heavy periods for a number of reasons. When you visit her office, Dr. Khoo can determine the exact cause after completing a thorough examination.
Some of the most common causes of heavy periods include:
Heavy bleeding may also be a side effect of an intrauterine device, a form of birth control inserted into your uterus.
Dr. Khoo works closely with you to develop the best treatment plan to help minimize your bleeding.
When creating your treatment plan, she takes into account your health, future childbearing plans, the effect your bleeding has on your personal life, and the cause of your bleeding.
Depending on the cause, your treatment options may include:
If conservative methods don’t help with your symptoms, Dr. Khoo also offers minimally invasive surgery, such as endometrial ablation, to help women with heavy periods.
To learn more and get help managing your heavy period, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Starting Jan 4, 2021, we have new hours in Mountain View.
We have evening hours from 2pm to 8pm to accommodate the patients who need to be seen after hours.