Treatments for Menstrual Disorders
Menorrhagia (Heavy Bleeding)
The treatment options for menorrhagia are aimed at:
- Eliminating the underlying cause of the heavy bleeding
- Reducing the heavy bleeding with medications, surgical procedures, or other treatments
A major goal of treatment is to prevent anemia.
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