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Heavy menstrual bleeding

What can I do myself?

  1. Keep track of days when you bleed in a period app or diary. It helps to be prepared!

  2. If you bleed a lot, it can help to use absorbent underwear, possibly along with pads, tampons or menstrual cups.

  3. You can use Ibux, Naproxen or other NSAIDs, which are painkillers that both reduce menstrual pain and bleeding. Remember that you should not combine different NSAIDs.

  4. Remember to check your blood percentage at regular intervals and use iron supplements if you need it.

  5. Other things that has less medical documentation, but may help some:

    1. Ginger

    2. Pomegranate extract


What treatment may be relevant from the doctor or gynaecologist?

  1. Cyklokapron (Tranexamic acid) is a medicine that reduces your bleeding during menstruation, that you only use when you need it.

  2. Contraceptives. Hormonal IUDs are the most effective and are inserted into your uterine cavity. Birth control pills also often reduce bleeding.

  3. Surgical treatment. If other treatment has not had an effect or you cannot tolerate it, surgery may be appropriate. You can remove the lining of the uterus, polyps or muscle knots if you have them, or the entire uterus. You will discuss with your gynecologist what is best for you.

This is general advice and intended as support for you. You  are responsible for seeing a doctor if necessary.

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