The treatment options for menorrhagia are aimed at: Eliminating the underlying cause of the heavy bleedingReducing the heavy bleeding with medications, surgical procedures, or other treatments
A major goal of treatment is to prevent anemia.
The treatment options for amenorrhea are aimed at: Identifying and treating underlying conditionsRestoring hormonal imbalancesIdentifying lifestyle factors that may be causing the absence of a menstrual period
Treatment for menstrual disorders involves the following:
Abnormal uterine bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T361089/Abnormal-uterine-bleeding. Updated May 6, 2016. Accessed September 15, 2016.
Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116009/Amenorrhea. Updated March 14, 2016. Accessed September 15, 2016.
Menstruation and the menstrual cycle fact sheet. Women's Health—US Department of Health and Human Services website. Available at:
http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/menstruation.html. Updated December 23, 2014. Accessed September 15, 2016.
Last reviewed September 2016 by Marcie Sidman, MD
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