Heavy periods in menopause

Did you know that heavy menstrual bleeding is the most common presentation of abnormal uterine bleeding in pre-menopausal women? 1

Menopause is a time of shifting hormones, which can be very disruptive, but that doesn't mean you have to live with heavy bleeding at this time of your life.

Talk to your doctor if you are worried about heavy periods whilst going through menopause.


How to avoid pre-menopausal surprises

Menopause is more than just hot flashes. Dr Ginni Mansberg talks about what to expect in the 3-4 years leading up to menopause.



FACT:

Hysterectomy is not necessarily the answer. The range of management options for heavy menstrual bleeding has improved in the last four decades but recent data shows hysterectomy in Australia remains more common than in many other comparable countries for menstrual disorders, even though less invasive treatment options, such as endometrial ablation, are available. Clinical Care Standards for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding are now available - view here.1,2



1. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Clinical Care Standards for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, October 2017. 2. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Available at www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/clinical-care-standards/heavy-menstrual-bleeding/ and www.safetyandquality.gov.au/media_releases/second-atlas-highlights-opportunities-for-healthcare-improvement/. Accessed April 2018.