• Treatments for Menstrual Disorders

    Menorrhagia (Heavy Bleeding)

    The treatment options for menorrhagia are aimed at:
    • Eliminating the underlying cause of the heavy bleeding
    • Reducing the heavy bleeding with medicines, surgical procedures, or other treatments
    A major goal of treatment is to prevent anemia.

    Amenorrhea (Lack of Menstruation)

    The treatment options for amennorhea are aimed at:
    • Identifying and treating underlying conditions
    • Restoring hormonal imbalances
    • Identifying lifestyle factors that may be causing the absence of a menstrual period
    Treatment for menstrual disorders involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatmentsAlternative and complementary therapies

    References

    Abnormal uterine bleeding. FamilyDoctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/abnormal-uterine-bleeding.html . Updated August 2010. Accessed August 20, 2012.

    Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/ . Updated January 21, 2011. Accessed August 20, 2012.

    Amenorrhea. FamilyDoctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/amenorrhea.html . Updated August 2010. Accessed August 20, 2012.

    Heavy menstrual bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/ . Updated 25, 2012. Accessed August 20, 2012.

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