Don’t Forget the Details!

Heavy periods and uterine issues aren’t something to hem and haw about. And it’s easy to forget things when you’re sitting on the papered table in the exam room, so here are a few tips to make sure you don’t go home wishing you’d said something you didn’t.

  • 1) Be Proactive

    Keep a diary of your symptoms for a month

  • 2) Take Our Symptoms Quiz

    Keep your results to share with your doctor at your appointment

  • 3) Ask Questions

    Do a little research on your own and write down any questions you have and/or download one of the discussion guides below

  • 4) Be Prepared

    Bring your diary, symptoms quiz results, discussion guide and questions to your appointment

Let’s Talk About Heavy Periods

Heavy periods, also called abnormal uterine bleeding, or AUB, may affect many women, but that doesn’t mean they’re normal.

Get the conversation started by asking:

  • My periods seem super heavy, is that normal?
  • I’ve noticed that my periods have changed, can we talk about that?

Be very specific about your symptoms, for instance:

  • My flow is really heavy and there are a lot of clots, or
  • I’m so exhausted during my period that I’d rather stay in bed all day, or
  • Sometimes it feels like something is sitting on my bladder and I can’t pee.

Follow up by asking a LOT of question, like:

  • What kind of testing will I need?
  • Could it be fibroids?
  • Are there other treatments besides taking hormones (birth control)?
  • Are there any treatment options that can allow me to still have kids?

Download a Discussion Guide

When You’re Ready to Take Action

The Acessa®, MyoSure®, and NovaSure® procedures are minimally invasive treatment options used by doctors as an alternative to major surgery and hysterectomy. Find information on these and other options below.

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