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Menorrhagia and Metrorrhagia

Menorrhagia is a condition with excessively heavy periods. Metrorrhagia is a condition in which you bleed at unexpected times. Metrorrhagia may happen after sex, during ovulation, or at any other time that isn’t part of you r normal mensuration .

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Causes of abnormal bleeding

Hormone Imbalance

Uterine Fibroids

Endometrios Polyps


Some medications, like blood thinners

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What Are My Treatment options?

Depending on your needs and circumstances, Dr. Altenbern will work with you to find the best treatment plan. When a hormone imbalance is the root of the cause of your menorrhagia or metrorrhagia, oral contraceptive pills, other hormones, or the Mirena IUD may be recommended.

In many cases, NovaSure endometrial ablation, an incision-free procedure, is a great solution. This five minute procedure removes the lining of the uterus and greatly reduces or even eliminates bleeding. Some women stop having periods completely after NovaSure. Clinical studies have shown that 92.8% of women who had the NovaSure procedure were happy with their results a year later, and an even larger percentage said they’d recommend the procedure to friends. NovaSure is only right for women who aren’t planning to bear children in the future. While you can still get pregnant after NovaSure endometrial ablation, it is dangerous for both mother and child, so you should plan to use contraception until you are finished with menopause.


Robotic hysterectomy can be another option for heavy bleeding treatment, but in general, the simpler procedures like hormone replacement, or endometrial ablation are recommended before resorting to surgery. However, if other treatments don’t work, Hysterectomy is the most effective way to stop bleeding completely.

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