Some women suffer from Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and the usual oral treatments have not been effective for them. This condition is very common but usually can be easily treated, so if you suffer from heavy periods, don’t suffer in silence, but visit your GP for further advice.
If oral treatments haven’t worked, your GP will usually want to investigate your symptoms in more detail. Practices across North Tyneside will often have a GP working within their own practice who specialises in women’s health, or they may make an appointment with another neighbouring GP Practice, to give you a thorough check-up and if appropriate, treat you with a Mirena Coil (Inter Uterine Device or IUD) or another of the Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs).
If there’s any suspicion that you might have an underlying problem within the lining of the womb causing your heavy menstrual bleeding, then your GP or the specialist GP will always refer you to hospital for further investigation with the local Gynaecology Services.