Menstrual Problems

website-endometriosisWomen of all ages suffer from the symptoms of heavy and painful menses (periods). But there are several effectual treatment methods that are used to provide relief from this condition. After your Fresno OB-GYN Dr. Gail Mallard-Warren determines the cause for your heavy periods, she may suggest some changes to your lifestyle, or prescribe drug rehabilitation, or major/minor surgical procedures.

Of course it’s always best to maintain a healthy diet, but for relief from heavy and painful periods, your OB-GYN may suggest some dietary alterations at least two weeks before the start of your menstrual cycle such as:

  • Consuming more fiber from sources such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains;
  • Increasing your consumption of vitamin K in the form of leafy vegetables and cheese;
  • Cutting out soy products, alcohol, saturated fats, and/or junk food from your diet.

Some patients have also used yoga, regular exercise, and acupuncture for the successful management of their heavy menses.

If minor surgical procedures are needed, most can be performed in-office and require only about 45 minutes to complete. No incisions are needed, and depending on the treatment method that is chosen, most patients usually recover in just a few hours.

These procedures include Dilation and Curettage (D&C), which is a procedure used to scrape the top layer of the uterus lining or Endometrial Ablation, in which only the lining of the uterus is removed.

Hysterectomy is a major surgical operation that can be performed through the abdomen or vagina, either laparoscopically or robotically. It’s usually suggested for women who have not responded to other treatments. You and your Fresno OB-GYN will discuss your individual situation to determine the best form of treatment for you.

If you are suffering from heavy and painful periods and are in need of a caring and experienced Ob-Gyn Fresno CA residents rely on the professional and caring staff at the office of Dr. Gail Mallard-Warren.

Don’t wait – call us today at (559) 432-4963 to schedule your appointment.

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