Heavy periods:

As many as 1 in 20 women are estimated to suffer with heavy menstrual bleeding. This can have a major impact on your quality of life. This can cause anaemia (low blood count) resulting in tiredness or exhaustion. Occasionally some women need blood transfusion if the blood count drops to a significant level.

While the underlying cause may be a hormonal problem, it can sometimes be due to other conditions like endometriosis, fibroids, polyps, pre-cancer cells in the neck of the womb or lining of the womb etc. A hysteroscopy procedure (camera test to look directly inside the womb) may sometimes be recommended for this reason.

We provide comprehensive investigations to help you plan the right treatment option. Treatment options such as drug therapy, the use of Mirena coil, or surgical treatment options such as endometrial ablation are all available under our care. Sometimes a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the womb) may be necessary depending on your wishes and the underlying problem.