Apple Hill Gynecology

Abnormal / Heavy Periods / Ablation

solutions for heavy periods in york

Medication therapy for heavy bleeding (menorrhagia)

Medical therapy for menorrhagia may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (e.g. Advil, Motrin IB) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) can help reduce menstrual blood loss. NSAIDs have the added benefit of relieving painful menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea). Other medications are:

  • Tranexamic acid helps reduce menstrual blood loss, only needs to be taken during bleeding
  • Oral contraceptives can help regulate menstrual cycles and reduce excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Oral progesterone can help correct hormone imbalance and reduce menorrhagia
  • Hormonal IUDs (Liletta, Mirena) release a type of progestin that thins uterine lining and decreases menstrual blood flow and cramping

If you have menorrhagia from taking hormone medication, you and your doctor may be able to treat the condition by changing or stopping your medication. If you also have anemia from menorrhagia, Dr. Bornt, a gynecologist in York PA, may recommend taking iron supplements regularly. If you have low iron levels but not yet anemic, we may recommend that you start iron supplements before you become anemic.

An end to heavy periods

Ask us how to end heavy periods. Imagine…. lighter, less painful periods with one treatment in our office. Do you have heavy bleeding with your cycle? Are you passing clots? Do you have to change your schedule to be close to a bathroom during your time of the month? Do you carry pads for fear of messing yourself? Do you miss time from work due to your heavy periods? Do you dread that time of month? Are you using many more pads or tampons than you used to? Are you anemic, light headed or experiencing fatigue during or after your period? It’s time to consider your alternatives. They are easy, convenient, quick and effective.

Endometrial ablation by Novasure

It is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anesthesia.

  • It treats the uterine lining to control excessive bleeding due to benign causes in women who don’t want to become pregnant.
  • Most women return to normal activity the next day.
  • Endometrial ablation lasts, too. More than 95% of women contacted who were treated 5 years ago still have reduced flow. And more than 3 out of 4 who were treated 3 years ago are free from significant pain and cramps.
  • To find out more about Novasure, click here.

Discover a gynecologist in York PA at Apple Hill Gynecology.
Call (717) 741-0857 or use our Request an Appointment form.
Our uterine ablation patients come to us from Hanover, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Red Lion, York and close-by areas.

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