Did you know that 1 in 5 women in the U.S. suffer from heavy periods? That’s about 10 million women! It’s a delicate subject for many women to discuss, but one that’s worth talking about. If your menstrual periods are so heavy they affect your daily activities, you may have excessive menstrual bleeding. The medical term for heavy periods is called menorrhagia.
Symptoms of menorrhagia may include:
- Pelvic pain
- Heavy periods and periods that last longer than your normal cycle
When your hormones are out of balance, they can cause heavy periods. Some causes of hormonal imbalances may include:
- Thyroid disease
- Strenuous exercise
- Hormone changes in teens
- Hormone changes in women nearing menopause
Is da Vinci Surgery the Best Treatment Option for You?
Heavy periods are not something that you have to live with. There are a number of effective treatment options available. You may be a candidate for the minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery to treat your heavy periods. da Vinci allows your doctor to operate through very tiny incisions. Some of the advantages include:
- Decreased likelihood of negative side effects
- Less pain from surgery
- Quicker recovery time
- Less risk of infection
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
The da Vinci surgery is one of the newer robotic techniques available to women suffering from menorrhagia and has been proven to be very successful. You and your physician can decide together if da Vinci is the best minimally invasive treatment option for you.
Having heavy periods (Menorrhagia) is a complex condition that you should consult with your gynecologist about to consider your best treatment options. The physicians at My OBGyne will help you make the right personal decision about your heavy periods, and offer the da Vinci surgery as a solution if decided upon. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your options..
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