Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Treatment in Oviedo, FL

Menorrhagia: Understanding Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Menorrhagia, characterized by menstrual cycles lasting over seven days, frequent pad changes, or the presence of large clots, significantly impacts a woman’s quality of life. Beyond the physical discomfort, it often leads to anemia-induced fatigue, affecting daily activities. While some women may experience heavier periods due to predisposition, factors like fibroids, adenomyosis, hormonal imbalances, or contraceptive methods can contribute. Seeking assistance from a qualified healthcare professional is crucial to identifying underlying causes and developing tailored treatment plans.

The Role of Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation emerges as a viable solution for individuals grappling with prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding. By eliminating or damaging the uterine lining, this procedure aims to alleviate excessive bleeding, providing relief to patients. Dr. K, our specialist, offers various techniques, including radiofrequency heat, heated saline solution, laser beams, and freezing, ensuring personalized care and optimal outcomes.

Navigating the Recovery Phase

Following the in-office procedure, patients may experience mild soreness or cramping for approximately 24 hours. It’s advisable to arrange for transportation home and dedicate a day to rest. While most individuals can resume regular activities within a few days, complete recovery typically takes up to two weeks. Expect initial bloody vaginal discharge, gradually transitioning to clear discharge. Occasional bouts of nausea may occur during the recovery period. Dr. K ensures patient comfort during the procedure with local anesthesia or oral medications, with the option of general anesthesia for specific cases.

Considering Future Fertility: Pregnancy After Ablation

Although pregnancy remains possible post-ablation, it becomes more challenging and less likely. As such, exploring permanent birth control options like vasectomy or tubal ligation is recommended. While endometrial ablation effectively manages heavy menstrual bleeding, it’s vital to discuss family planning goals with your healthcare provider beforehand. If you’re confident about completing your family, ablation presents a suitable solution. However, individuals considering future pregnancies should postpone the procedure to preserve fertility options.

Long-Term Efficacy and Follow-Up

Endometrial ablation yields significant improvements for most patients, with about half reporting a cessation of menstrual periods. Younger individuals may experience lighter periods, but heavy bleeding typically diminishes. While outcomes vary, endometrial ablation offers long-term relief from the challenges of heavy menstrual bleeding, enhancing overall well-being and quality of life.
*Individual outcomes may differ; consulting with a healthcare professional is essential for personalized treatment.

Expert Guidance and Compassionate Care

At OB/GYN Care Orlando, we prioritize patient comfort and well-being, offering expert guidance and compassionate care throughout your treatment journey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. K and take the first step towards managing heavy menstrual bleeding effectively and reclaiming your quality of life.

Office Hours

Monday – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday – 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday – 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday – 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: Closed

Patient Feedback

Everything about this Doctor and the Staff is Exceptionally Great !!! It Definitely Doesn’t feel like you’re going to a Gynecologist Appointment!!

Dawn H.

Dr. Krishingner and his staff are very friendly! I’ve been going to Dr. Krishingner for 12 years and have followed him throughout his office locations!

Maryam R.

I had to switch doctors due to mine retiring. This office was amazing. They don’t overbook, went right back. Staff was super friendly.

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