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Menstrual periods that are heavy, prolonged, or irregular are abnormal. There are many possible causes for an abnormal period. These include: hormonal imbalances growths in the ovaries or uterus irregular growth of the uterine lining canc[read article]

Tests for Heavy Menstrual Period

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A fibrinogen activity test is also known as a factor I assay. It is used to determine the level of fibrinogen in your blood. Fibrinogen , or factor I, is a blood pl...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Pelvic Ultrasound
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Medical Procedures for Heavy Menstrual Period

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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Surgical Procedures for Heavy Menstrual Period

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Endometrial Ablation
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A D and C, also written as D & C, is short for dilation and curettage, which is a minor surgery. It involves dilating or opening the cervix. The cervix is the o...  More
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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb. The uterus is located in the abdomen and is where a fe...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Heavy Menstrual Period

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MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (me DROX ee proe JES te rone) is a hormone in a class called progestins. It is commonly used to prevent the uterine lining from overgrowth in wo...  More
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NORETHINDRONE is an oral contraceptive. The product contains a female hormone known as a progestin. It is used to prevent pregnancy.  More
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MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (me DROX ee proe JES te rone) is a man-made hormone. It is used to treat the symptoms of endometrial and renal cancer.  More
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ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; DESOGESTREL (ETH in il es tra DYE ole; des oh JES trel) is an oral contraceptive. The products combine two types of female hormones, an estrogen ...  More
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ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; ETHYNODIOL DIACETATE (ETH in il es tra DYE ole; e thye noe DYE ole dye AS e tate) is an oral contraceptive. The products combine two types of fem...  More
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ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; ETONOGESTREL (ETH in il es tra DYE ole; et oh noe JES trel) vaginal ring is a flexible, vaginal ring used as a contraceptive (birth control metho...  More
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