As women, we often have unique health concerns and issues that most of the time we keep to ourselves. One of the hallmarks of being a woman involves our menstrual cycle and unfortunately, this monthly cycle can cause numerous problems and inconveniences. HealthyWomen.org wants to help broach this sensitive discussion topic in order to help us all realize the benefit and strategies of talking with a healthcare professional and discovering the appropriate treatment measures, if necessary. This month, they are focusing on discussing the challenges associated with heavy menstrual bleeding.
Although I myself haven't suffered from heavy menstrual bleeding, I have been plagued by severe menstrual cramps. So much so that I have wound up in the emergency room on more than one occasion. For years before Riley was born, I frequented my healthcare professional's office for it was thought that I probably suffered from endometriosis. Eventually, I had to undergo a DNC in order to find out whether or not I would even be able to conceive. Fortunately, I learned that I didn't have endometriosis and instead was rapidly developing benign cysts which were bursting at regular intervals, thus causing the severe cramping. As you can tell from Riley's presence, thankfully my fertility wasn't affected.
Since HealthyWomen.org is focusing on helping those who suffer with heavy menstrual bleeding this month, I wanted to share some of their wonderful and timely resources about this subject:
Heavy monthly bleeding symptoms impact daily routines. The vast majority (92%) agreed that the condition frustrates them, and more than two-thirds (68%) feel that their periods control them.
Women don’t always know where to turn for help with heavy monthly bleeding symptoms. More than 75% of women don’t know help is available for their heavy periods. Less than half have spoken to their OB/GYN about their symptoms.
Information and persistence may empower women to seek the right help. Of those who were satisfied with their treatment, 38% went to two or more visits with a health care professional before they found an option they liked.
For more information about heavy menstrual bleeding, I highly suggest you read the following articles:
- Understanding Heavy Monthly Bleeding: The Latest on Lighter Periods
- Treatment Options for Heavy Monthly Bleeding
- Heavy Periods: Ask the Expert
- Talking to Your Healthcare Provider: Ask the Expert
- The Causes of Heavy Periods: Ask the Expert
If you have been suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding, you no longer need to do so in silence. Please speak up and ask your healthcare provider for help. You may just be surprised at how easy and effective treatment for this issue can be!
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I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!