20 September 2017

Treatment Abormal Bleeding | Women GYN Services | Menorrhagia

If you are experiencing abnormal bleeding it is our recommendation that you call Dr Hinson and set up an appointment immediately.  Dr Hinson has been providing treatment to women suffering from abnormal bleeding for 25 years.  Her experience and knowledge is outstanding, as her patients often relate that she is an excellent listener, connects well with people, and a very supportive and competent doctor.

Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods in which bleeding is abnormally heavy or prolonged. Although heavy menstrual bleeding is a common concern among premenopausal women, most women don't experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia.

What is Menorrhagia?

With menorrhagia, every period you have causes enough blood loss and cramping that you can't maintain your usual activities. If you have menstrual bleeding so heavy that you dread your period, Call Dr Hinson and set up an appointment. There are many effective treatments for menorrhagia.

Excessive menstrual bleeding, clinically known as menorrhagia, is pronounced men-or-ah-zha. The following symptoms may be indicative of menorrhagia.

  • Period lasting longer than seven days
  • Soaking through one or more sanitary pads or tampons in an hour
  • Menstrual flow that includes large blood clots
  • Menstrual flow that is heavy enough to interfere with your daily activities
  • Fatigue or other anemia-like symptoms

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms consult with Dr Hinson about the possibility that you may have menorrhagia.

How Common is Menorrhagia

It is estimated that menorrhagia effects 1 in every 5 women.  It is a common but treatable condition.  Dr Hinson can inform you about what menorrhagia is and some of your treatment options.

What Causes Menorrhagia

There are several different causes of menorrhagia.  Dr Hinson will be able to determine what is causing your excessive bleeding. The most common are:

  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Uterine Fibroids and Polyps
  • Infections
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer

How Can Menorrhagia be Treated?

There are a variety of treatment options available to you.  Some of these are listed below.  To determine the right course of action and to make sure that you thoroughly understand all the benefits and risks, talk with Dr Hinson.

  • Drug Therapy
  • Dilation and Currettage
  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometrial Ablation

Why Choose Dr. Hinson

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Passionate about her vision. Treating women as people, respecting their value as females, and as people.

25 years of OB/GYN experience, acting as the only doctor for most of her patients , treating other medical needs as well.

Emphasizes a partnership with the patient in her health care, strongly advocating her responsibility in her health.

Focused, nonjudgemental listener, effective communicator and educator.

Considers the patient's overall health, mental state, and social issues as possible factors contributing to her present problems.

Considers the female body as a whole, not just the pelvic region.

Committed to staying current with changing guidelines and treatment options.

Continuously updating skills with emphasis on minimally invasive and in-office procedures.

More About Dr. Hinson

For 25 years Dr. Joanne S. Hinson has provided compassionate healthcare to the women of Salt Lake City, Utah and beyond. From puberty to menopause, Dr Hinson provides the best personalized GYN services… caring for the whole woman.

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