Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare

Heavy and Painful Periods

Understanding Heavy and Painful Periods

Heavy and painful periods, medically known as menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea, can be more than just a monthly inconvenience; they can significantly disrupt daily activities and overall well-being. Causes can vary from hormonal imbalances and underlying medical conditions to structural abnormalities such as fibroids or polyps.

Our Diagnostic Approach

At Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare, we start with a thorough evaluation to understand the underlying causes of your symptoms:

      • Medical History Review: Gathering detailed information about your menstrual cycles, medical history, and any previous treatments.
      • Physical Examination: A comprehensive gynecological examination to detect any physical anomalies.
      • Diagnostic Testing: This may include blood tests to check for hormonal imbalances, ultrasounds to look for uterine abnormalities, and if necessary, further investigative procedures like hysteroscopy or laparoscopy.
heavy and painful periods

Dr Berrin Tezcan – FRCOG, MSc, MD

CEO and Founder, Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist & Fetal Medicine Specialist

Treatment Options

Our treatment strategies are as varied as the potential causes of heavy and painful periods, and they are always tailored to your specific needs:

  • Medications: Including hormonal treatments such as birth control pills and non-hormonal options like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain and bleeding.
  • Surgical Options: For more severe cases, procedures like endometrial ablation or myomectomy may be considered.
  • Lifestyle Advice: Guidance on diet, exercise, and stress management to help alleviate symptoms.

What to Expect from Your Treatment

Our goal is to provide relief from heavy and painful periods while addressing the root cause of your symptoms:

  • Personalised Care Plans: Tailored to address your specific symptoms and underlying conditions.
  • Ongoing Support and Monitoring: Regular follow-ups to ensure that your treatment is effective and adjusted as necessary.
  • Expert Care: Delivered by specialists in women’s health who are committed to improving your quality of life