Heavy Periods & Bleeding
Rochester Hills, MI
Many women experience problems with their menstrual periods at some time in their life – from heavy bleeding, and painful cramps, to missed or absent periods or spotting between periods. Additionally PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), and more severe PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder), related to “that time of the month” can interfere with work, attending school, taking care of your family or enjoying social activities.
In most cases we can remedy menstrual issues with non-surgical treatments such as hormonal therapies, including birth control pills or insertion of an IUD. For problems caused by endometriosis or fibroids, minimally surgery may be the best option. In many cases this can be done with a simple in-office vaginal procedure, such as an endometrial ablation or hysteroscopy. In other cases, our skilled women’s surgeons can treat these conditions with a less invasive laparoscopic or robotic surgery.
The caring gynecologists at Contemporary Obstetrics & Gynecology offer the most advanced diagnostic procedures and treatment options to help put an end to your menstrual problems.
HEAVY PERIOD TREATMENTS
NovaSure endometrial ablation is a safe and comfortable radiofrequency treatment for endometriosis that can be performed in our Rochester Hills, MI office.
NovaSure endometrial ablation requires no hormonal pretreatment. Women treated with NovaSure endometrial ablation no longer experience the symptoms or effects of a heavy period. Many women stop having their period altogether.
Endometrial ablation is not a treatment for women who wish to become pregnant in the future, or who have uterine cancer or risk factors for uterine cancer.
for Heavy Periods
Hormone therapy is an effective treatment for heavy periods, for many women. By prescribing medications that reduce the amount of estrogen the body produces, menstrual bleeding can be reduced or stopped entirely. This in turn, also reduces the inflammation & scarring of endometriosis.
Contraceptives such as birth control pills, patches, and vaginal rings that contain both estrogen and progestin may be prescribed. Or, progestin-only contraceptives may be used to eliminate periods altogether.
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) drugs can also be used to block the production of ovarian-stimulating hormones, causing endometrial tissue to shrink. For other women, progestin inhibitors and aromatase inhibitors may be prescribed by our OBGYNs as the best treatment for endometriosis.
For women with severe endometriosis who still wish to bear children, conservative surgery to remove the endometriosis – while leaving the uterus and ovaries intact – can be an excellent option.
Our skilled women’s surgeon can treat endometriosis with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and daVinci robotic surgery, to operate through a tiny incision, which when healed is almost invisible.
This type of minimally invasive endometriosis surgery can decrease endometriosis pain with very little downtime – while also increasing the woman’s chances of being able to successfully conceive children in the future.