Menstrual bleeding which is so heavy that it interferes with your daily life is not normal.
Heavy menstrual bleeding interferes with your quality of life. Many people with heavy periods assume that periods are supposed to be inconvenient and uncomfortable. They may have watched people in their families live with heavy periods without seeking care and followed their example. But periods should not cause you to restrict activities or accept inconvenience.
During your period, you should be able to:
- Wear a standard pad or tampon every three to four hours without changing it.
- Wear a single menstrual product without having to double-up (wearing two pads or two tampons at the same time) at any point.
- Leave your home without having to pack extra bags of pads or change of clothing.
- Live your life as usual without missing work or avoiding going out or skipping activities you enjoy.
If your periods are disrupting your life, it’s time to seek help and advice.
What happens next
Mr Alak Pal will take a detailed history to identify the severity of the blood loss, will check for anaemia and thyroid status if not already done by your GP. He may need to arrange a pelvic ultrasound examination to identify uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts or endometriosis.
He may discuss non-surgical management options such as use of tranexamic acid, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, hormones or Mirena intrauterine system, if appropriate. If the pelvic ultrasound identifies fibroids or endometrial polyps or endometriosis, he will discuss these further with you. He will also discuss if surgical procedures such as hysteroscopy or laparoscopy is advisable.
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Patient seen for : Dilation and Curettage
Dr Alak Pal was great. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything clearly, including next steps. Would recommend.
Patient seen for : Hysteroscopy
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Patient seen for : Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
From the initial appointment, surgery, aftercare and to my final appointment, Mr Pal was extremely professional and understanding to my particular medical circumstances. The entire abdominal hysterectomy procedure was extremely satisfactory. He spent time listening to any concerns that I had and explained clearly and simply the process surrounding the surgery. I would highly recommend him for anyone contemplating such a procedure. Additionally, post-surgical care and appointments were excellent too.
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