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
Pelvic inflammatory disease
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
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
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