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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.
    Amenorrhea (Lack of Menstruation)
    The treatment options for amenorrhea are aimed at:
    • Identifying and treating underlying conditions
    • Restoring hormonal imbalances
    • Identifying lifestyle factors that may be causing the absence of a menstrual period
    Treatment for menstrual disorders involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatmentsAlternative and complementary therapies
  • References

    Abnormal uterine bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 15, 2012. Accessed August 20, 2012.

    Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 15, 2012. Accessed August 20, 2012.

    Menstruation and the menstrual cycle fact sheet. Office on Women's Health website. Available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/menstruation.html. Updated October 21, 2009. Accessed August 20, 2012.

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