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Endometrial Ablation Offers Relief for Abnormally Heavy or Irregular Menstrual Bleeding
Date:9/21/2009

In the US, one in five women suffer from heavy periods or irregular bleeding. Not only does this condition lead to discomfort and embarrassment, it also negatively impacts daily routines. Irregular menstrual bleeding is called menorrhagia. Most women with menorrhagia don't know that heavy bleeding is not normal--it is a recognized medical condition for which they can seek treatment.

Phoenix, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) September 20, 2009. In the US, one in five women suffer from heavy periods or irregular bleeding. Not only does this condition lead to discomfort and embarrassment, it also negatively impacts daily routines. Irregular menstrual bleeding is called menorrhagia. Most women with menorrhagia don't know that heavy bleeding is not normal--it is a recognized medical condition for which they can seek treatment.

Many women are embarrassed to seek medical attention for their heavy periods, believing that bleeding heavily for 4 to 5 days or changing their pad every hour is something they have to live with. Some women worry that their treatment options may be extreme or invasive. However, more options exist now that ever before for women suffering from abnormally heavy bleeding.

The most common treatment options include endometrial ablation, hormones, dilation and curettage (D&C), and hysterectomy. While a physician will recommend the proper treatment for the specific needs of the patient, studies have shown that hormones are minimally effective. Another option, D&C, can minimize symptoms, but the results are not long-term. Lastly, hysterectomy is a major surgery with significant risks and recovery time.

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