It's important to have

an honest conversation

It's important to have

an honest conversation

For some women, talking to their doctor about their period can be hard or embarrassing—but it doesn’t have to be. If you are concerned about your heavy period, then it’s really important that you speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

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Discuss your period concerns

with your doctor

Speak with whomever you feel most comfortable—your primary care physician (PCP) or your gynecologist (OB-GYN). Either way, if you’re well-prepared for the conversation, you’ll feel more relaxed and confident expressing yourself.

Woman speaking confidently to female doctor about her HMB

Here are a few helpful suggestions

to remember as you prepare for your doctor's appointment:

Tracking your period on a monthly calendar

Bring relevant, detailed period information

Download My Period Diary to track your period over a few months' time.
List of questions to ask your doctor

Prepare a list of questions and concerns

If you're unsure of what questions to ask, take our HMB questionnaire and download your results.
Mother and daughter at doctor appointment

Invite a close friend or family member

It's great to have someone there to support you. They can even help you by taking notes.

My Period Diary

Use My Period Diary to help you keep track of your monthly menstrual symptoms, and bring it with you to your doctor appointment; it will help you have a more productive conversation about heavy periods and any concerns you may have, such as the impact on your daily activities.

Heavy periods may be treatable. You just have to help your doctor understand what you're going through to see if you have HMB. You shouldn't have to learn to live with your heavy periods without seeking help.

There are several HMB treatment options to choose from.

Make sure you and your doctor choose the one that is right for you.

Medications to treat heavy menstrual bleeding may include:

  • Certain hormone therapies such as birth control pills or intrauterine contraception
  • Antifibrinolytic medicines

Surgical options may include:

  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Operative hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial ablation or resection
  • Hysterectomy