Treatment of Menstrual Disorders

Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common condition affecting one in five women. The diagnosis is made on the basis of following symptoms: usual increase in menstrual blood loss, menstrual bleeding longer than 7 days, frequent flooding or blood loss not contained by pads or tampons, increase in number of times to change pads or tampons (more than every 4 hours or more than once during the night), passing blood clots wider than 3cm, and iron deficiency anaemia. Treatment includes hormone treatment, medications to stop the bleeding, uterine ablation and hysterectomy.