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Heavy Bleeding Specialist

Contemporary Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Plano, TX

It’s normal to have a day or two of heavy flow, but your period shouldn’t be so heavy that it prevents you from participating in everyday activities or disrupts your sleep. If you have heavy bleeding, the leading OB/GYNs at Contemporary Women's Care in Plano, Texas, provide personalized treatment solutions. Before your abnormal bleeding affects you again, contact the clinic for an exam. You can request an appointment online or by phoning the office directly.

Heavy Bleeding Q & A

What is heavy bleeding?

It can be difficult to determine the difference between a normal heavy flow day and unusually heavy bleeding. In general, heavy bleeding is defined as:

  • Having to wake up more than once to change your pad or tampon at night
  • Needing to change your pad or tampon every hour or two
  • Needing to combine pads with tampons for optimal protection
  • Passing blood clots larger than the size of a quarter

Your menstrual periods may also be considered unusually heavy if you find that exercising or performing work or school tasks is difficult or uncomfortable. 

Why do I have heavy bleeding?

Chronic heavy bleeding is known as menorrhagia, which often occurs because of hormonal imbalances or ovarian dysfunction. Your case of heavy bleeding may also be associated with:

  • Endometriosis 
  • Perimenopause 
  • Birth control changes
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Blood thinner medications 
  • Bleeding disorder, such as Von Willebrand disease
  • Pregnancy complications, including ectopic pregnancy

While less common, sometimes heavy bleeding is linked to certain gynecological cancers, including uterine, cervical, or ovarian. No matter what’s causing your heavy bleeding, it’s important to come to Contemporary Women's Care to find out and get started on treatment so you can enhance your health and restore your quality of life.   

What is the treatment for heavy bleeding?

When you come to Contemporary Women's Care for your exam, your OB/GYN may run some labs and perform an in-office ultrasound to get to the root of your bleeding issues. Once they better understand why you bleed abnormally, they talk with you about your diagnosis and which treatments may be most effective. 

Your treatment plan could include:

  • Oral progesterone
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Hormone replacement therapy 
  • NovaSure® endometrial ablation
  • Over-the-counter pain medications

If you have polyps, fibroids, or other types of abnormal growths, your OB/GYN could recommend surgical removal. Contemporary Women's Care practitioners specialize in modern minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, so you don’t have to worry about a painful incision or a lengthy recovery.

You won’t have to let heavy bleeding take over your life once you get started on treatment at Contemporary Women's Care. Find out more by requesting an exam online or by calling the office today.