Heavy Menstrual Bleeding & Painful Periods 

Do you have heavy, prolonged, painful, or irregular periods?

  
Many women in Ogden experience heavy menstrual bleeding and painful periods, and Dr. Beverly is committed to helping educate them about treatment for these conditions. If you are suffering from your monthly cycle, there are several options to treat heavy menstrual bleeding and periods at Ogden Clinic that may be available to you, depending on your medical history and severity of symptoms.
  
 
Hormones
Using hormones, like those in birth control pills and progesterone injections or pills, can offer lighter, less painful periods for our Ogden patients. Some women may not want to use hormones because of potential side effects, complicated medical conditions, or the desire to conceive (many hormonal treatments prevent pregnancy).
  
IUD
The intrauterine device (IUD) called Mirena, is a small, plastic T-shaped device, that is placed in the uterus, offering a small dose of progesterone. This thins the uterine lining, allowing for lighter periods and typically, less pain. The Mirena is a safe and effective treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding at Ogden Clinic and can be placed with a simple outpatient procedure.
  
 
Ablation
  
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in Ogden that is performed either in hospital or in our office. 90-95% of women who have ablations are satisfied with the results, and nearly 70% of them no longer experience periods. Because the risks associated with post-ablation pregnancy are so high, pre-ablation sterilization is often recommended.
  
 
Hysterectomy with or without removal of ovaries
This procedure removes the uterus and cervix, and sometimes the ovaries, and is typically done with a laparoscopic technique. Because the entire uterus is removed, you will no longer experience periods, or be able to become pregnant. Hysterectomies are 100 percent proven form of treatment at Ogden Clinic for heavy menstrual bleeding and painful periods

A hysterectomy does not automatically put you into menopause, as menopause is hormone-related. These hormones are made by the ovaries, and a woman may choose to keep or remove them based on her risk of cancer, heart disease, bone density, and other factors. If ovaries are removed, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is always an option.  
  

Painful Periods
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