Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods in which bleeding is abnormally heavy or prolonged. This is the leading case of outpatient gynecology visits with 20-30% of women presenting with
this complaint annually

Some of the many conditions that can result in heavy menstrual bleeding include:
  • Hormonal imbalance and/or lack of ovulation

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Polyps

  • Endometriosis

  • Adenomyosis

  • Certain medications

  • Thyroid disease

  • Pregnancy complications

  • Bleeding disorders

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Cancer

Some Possible Treatment Options Include: : Conservative options – Many times the abnormal uterine bleeding can be treated without surgery.

Medical – These include:
  • Simple non hormonal medication.

  • Hormone therapy with oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy or an IUD

  • Thyroid medication

  • Anti-inflammatory medication

  • Mirena IUD can be inserted with out Anaesthesia as an OPD procedure which gives relief for most of the women.

  • If can be placed for 5 years and most effective and helps in avoiding surgery.

  • Minor complications may be seen like pain abdomen and expulsion of IUD which are
    very rare.

Conservative surgery – without removing the uterus.
  • Hysteroscopy with D&C

  • Fibroid resection or polyp removal

Removing the uterus is done very rarely. Hysterectomy is done by Laparoscopy at our hospital in 90% of cases

Scroll to Top