Most women have menstrual periods that last 2-7 days, with menstrual cycles that last 21-35 days in total. But when bleeding lasts longer or is heavy, it can start impacting your quality of life.
Heavy periods can make you miss out on life, whether it’s exercising, going out with friends, or even working. Heavy periods are common, but you don’t have to suffer in silence.
Farly Sejour, MD, FACOG, and our Solace Women's Care team are here to help you find relief from heavy periods. We offer endometrial ablation with Minerva for women who want to manage their periods without hormonal birth control or other methods.
Call our office to learn more about your options and say yes to no more heavy periods with Minerva.
Signs of abnormally heavy periods
About 1 in 5 women is living with abnormally heavy periods, but many women don’t seek treatment. You might be experiencing abnormally heavy menstrual periods if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Periods lasting longer than seven days
- Passing blood clots larger than a quarter
- Needing to change pads or tampons every hour
- Needing to change pads or tampons during the night
- Missing out on daily activities due to period symptoms
These are all signs of heavy periods. Experiencing heavy bleeding can drain your energy, cause symptoms of anemia, and make you miss out on activities because you’re tired or uncomfortable.
Talk to Dr. Sejour about your periods to find out if your menstrual cycle might be abnormal. If you’ve tried other methods of controlling your period, or you don’t want to use hormones, an IUD, or other method, endometrial ablation might be a good option for you.
How Minerva treats heavy periods without hormones
Our team understands how heavy periods can deplete you and impact your quality of life. Dr. Sejour offers comprehensive consultations for women suffering from heavy periods. We talk with you about your symptoms, medical history, and your goals for treatment.
Minerva is generally a good treatment option for women who are pre-menopausal and in good overall health, but who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Dr. Sejour can help you decide if endometrial ablation is right for you.
Endometrial ablation with Minerva is a simple in-office treatment. In fact, the procedure generally takes less than five minutes from start to finish. There’s no need for general anesthesia.
During the procedure, Dr. Sejour guides the device into your uterus through the cervix. Minerva uses thermal energy to permanently destroy the lining of your uterus. Once the lining is ablated, bleeding during your menstrual cycle is reduced or eliminated.
Follow Dr. Sejour’s guidelines for recovery. Common side effects during recovery include cramping, mild pain, or nausea. You can expect to return to your normal daily activities within a few days.
Minerva is a safe, effective procedure to treat heavy menstrual flow that interferes with your daily life. In one study, 72% of women had their periods completely eliminated about one year after treatment with Minerva.
It’s possible to get pregnant after endometrial ablation with Minerva, but it’s not recommended. If you want to get pregnant in the future, talk to Dr. Sejour about other options for treatment.
You don’t have to suffer through painful, heavy periods every month. It’s time to learn more about endometrial ablation with Minerva. Book an appointment with Dr. Sejour in his Conroe, Texas, office to find out if this treatment could be right for you. Call the practice at 936-441-7100, or send Dr. Sejour and the team a message here on our website.