Heavy periods/menorrhagia treatment
Treatment of menorrhagia usually depends on its underlying cause. The aim of treatment would be to reduce the heavy bleeding and prevent iron-deficiency anaemia and also improve the woman’s quality of life.
Your gynaecologist may recommend medication such as Non steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the combined contraceptive pill, which reduces bleeding by about a third and tranexamic acid, which can reduce the heaviness of bleeding by almost half (40-50%) in most cases.
If you’re not trying to get pregnant, your gynaecologist may recommend you have an IUS (Mirena) fitted. It contains the hormone levonorgestrel, which is slowly released and stops the lining of your womb from growing. The IUS lasts up to five years and should help to improve your menorrhagia within the first three to six months.
The London Clinic offers the option of an endometrial resection. This is an operation to remove the lining (known as the endometrium) of your uterus.
Why choose The London Clinic
Excellence in one place
We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.
Personal care, every time
Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.
We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
What's included in your package?
Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
Your treatment package will include:
- Enhanced pre-admission assessment
- Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
- Personalised aftercare and follow-up
We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.
How to pay
- You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
- You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
- If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis