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Treatments for Menstrual Disorders

Menorrhagia (Heavy Bleeding)

Treatment choices are aimed at:

  • Getting rid of the underlying cause of the heavy bleeding
  • Reducing the heavy bleeding with medicines, surgeries, or other methods

A major goal of treatment is to put off anemia.

Amenorrhea (Lack of Menstruation)

Treatment choices are aimed at:

  • Finding and treating underlying health problems
  • Restoring hormonal imbalances
  • Identifying lifestyle factors that may be causing the absence of a period

Treating menstrual disorders may need:

REFERENCES:

Abnormal uterine bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T361089/Abnormal-uterine-bleeding. Updated August 24, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018.

Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116009/Amenorrhea. Updated January 16, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018.

Klein DA, Poth MA. Amenorrhea: an approach to diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician. 2013 Jun 1;87(11):781-788.

Menstruation and the menstrual cycle fact sheet. Office on Women's Health website. Available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/menstruation.html. Updated April 25, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018.

Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardBeverly Siegal, MD, FACOG  Last Updated: 10/29/2018