You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with menstrual disorders. Talk openly and often with your doctor. It will help you make the best choices for you and your family.
Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will help you talk to your doctor:
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Menorrhagia (Heavy Bleeding)
About Your Risk of Getting Complications of Menorrhagia
About Treatments for Menorrhagia
About Amenorrhea (Lack of Menstruation)
About Your Risk of Getting Complications of Amenorrhea
About Treatments for Amenorrhea
About Your Outlook
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardBeverly Siegal, MD, FACOG Last Updated: 10/29/2018