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Menorrhagia

Treatments for Menorrhagia

Treatments for menorrhagia will depend on the woman’s age, overall health and medical history, as well as the extent and cause of the menorrhagia. Treatment options may include:

  • Iron supplements: These are used for women who suffer anemia brought on by excessive bleeding.
  • Prostaglandin inhibitors: These medications, which are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen, reduce cramping and the amount of bleeding.
  • Oral contraceptives: These inhibit ovulation.
  • Progesterone: Taking this hormone can rectify a hormonal imbalance.
  • Endometrial ablation: This is a procedure to destroy the endometrium, the lining of the uterus.
  • Endometrial resection: This is a procedure to remove the endometrium.
  • Hysterectomy: This is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus. 

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