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Excessive Bleeding

Excessive menstrual bleeding is the shedding of abnormal amounts of blood during a woman’s menstrual cycle.  Heavy menstrual bleeding and blood clotting are common problems for a lot of women.  When bleeding becomes very heavy and disruptive, it’s called menorrhagia.

Excessive menstrual bleeding causes include changes in hormone levels, infection, cancer or fibroids.

For some patients, medications to lighten heavy bleeding may be prescribed. Excessive menstrual bleeding treatment may also include surgical procedures, such as dilatation and curettage (D&C), in which the lining and contents of the uterus are removed.  Another procedure, endometrial ablation also removes the lining of the uterus and can help stop heavy, prolonged bleeding.  

For more information about Gynecologic Surgery at Holy Cross Health, please fill out our brief contact form or call Stephanie Heller, program director at 301-754-7501.

To find a physician or to make an appointment, search the physician directory or call 301-754-8800.

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