Excessive or prolonged bleeding with periods is known medically as menorrhagia. Affecting almost 1 in 5 women, menorrhagia is a serious health condition that can have very disruptive effects on your family, your social life, regular daily activities and your mood.

Treatment options available for menorrhagia are varied. Oral contraceptive pills and Lysteda are excellent choices for women of all ages but particularly those still interested in childbearing. Mirena is a progesterone-releasing contraceptive device that provides a 75% reduction in bleeding after 3 months with 20% of women experiencing no periods after one year. NovaSure endometrial ablation is an in-office procedure requiring local anesthesia. After NovaSure, 91% of women experience less bleeding and 41% have no bleeding at all.