The goal is to treat the cause and ease heavy bleeding. This may be done with medicine, surgery, or other steps. A major goal is to prevent anemia.
The goal of treating a lack of period is to treat the cause, balance hormones, and change lifestyle habits that may be causing the problem.
Treating menstrual disorders may need:
Abnormal uterine bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T361089/Abnormal-uterine-bleeding. Updated October 10, 2019. Accessed November 14, 2019.
Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:https://www.dynamed.com/approach-to/abnormal-uterine-bleeding. Updated January 16, 2018. Accessed November 14, 2019.
Bleeding Disorders in Women. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/blooddisorders/women/index.html. Updated April 25, 2018. Accessed November 14, 2019.
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Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Elliot M. Levine, MD, FACOG Last Updated: 12/11/2020