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Treatments for Menstrual Disorders

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Menorrhagia (Heavy Bleeding)

The treatment options for menorrhagia are aimed at:

  • Eliminating the underlying cause of the heavy bleeding
  • Reducing the heavy bleeding with medications, surgical procedures, or other treatments

A major goal of treatment is to prevent anemia.

Amenorrhea (Lack of Menstruation)

The treatment options for amennorhea are aimed at:

  • Identifying and treating underlying conditions
  • Restoring hormonal imbalances
  • Identifying lifestyle factors that may be causing the absence of a menstrual period

Treatment for menstrual disorders involves the following:

Lifestyle changes | Medications | Surgery | Other treatments | Alternative and complementary therapies



  • Abnormal uterine bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated August 15, 2012. Accessed August 20, 2012.
  • Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated July 15, 2012. Accessed August 20, 2012.
  • Menstruation and the menstrual cycle fact sheet. Office on Women's Health website. Available at: Updated October 21, 2009. Accessed August 20, 2012.

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