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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Specialist in Chicago, IL

The gynecologists at South Shore OB/GYN specialize in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. If you are experiencing unusual menstrual bleeding, contact our gynecology providers to discuss the underlying cause and the treatment option best suited for you. To schedule your consultation, please call (312) 943-3300 to visit our gynecology office in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

What is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

1 in 5 women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women begin to experience heavy and/or irregular bleeding in their 30s and 40s, as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods are more than just a hassle - they take a physical, social, and emotional toll as well.

Studies show heavy menstrual bleeding can affect women in a number of ways:

Physical

  • Many feel tired and nauseated
  • Many experience bad cramps
  • Many have headaches

Social

  • More than 60% have had to miss social or athletic events1
  • About 80% report avoiding sex1
  • 33% have been forced to miss work2

Emotional

  • 77% have depression or moodiness1
  • 75% feel anxious2
  • 57% report a lack of confidence during their period1

Heavy periods are not something with which you have to live. Today, there are a number of effective treatment options available.

 


References

  1. National Women’s Health Resource Center. Survey of women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Data on file; 2005.
  2. Cooper J, et al. A randomized, multicenter trial of safety and efficacy of the NovaSure system in the treatment of menorrhagia. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2002; 9:418-428.

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Schedule a Consultation for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Treatment in Chicago, IL Today!

If you have been experiencing heavy vaginal bleeding and are looking for answers, contact Lake Shore Obstetrics & Gynecology to discuss the cause and treatment options available. Call our gynecology office in Chicago and Hinsdale at (312) 943-3300 to schedule your appointment today!

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