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.