Your periods are heavy if you're using more tampons or pads than usual. Here's what you can do for heavy periods, starting with a doctor's visit.
Women don't need to 'put up' with heavy periods
Heavy menstrual bleeding affects 1 in 4 Australian women, but treatment is available. There's no need to suffer in silence.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure to look inside the uterus (womb) using a small camera.. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.
An endometrial biopsy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with the lining of your womb.
Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Hysteroscopic endometrial ablation
An endometrial ablation is a common gynaecological operation. It helps relieve the symptoms of heavy periods. You should get less bleeding and pain.
Thermal balloon endometrial ablation
Thermal balloon endometrial ablation is an operation that uses a balloon filled with hot water to remove the lining of your uterus (womb) to reduce or stop periods.
Radio-frequency endometrial ablation
A radio-frequency endometrial ablation is an operation that uses radio-frequency energy to remove the lining of your uterus (womb). Usually this is done to reduce or stop periods.
A vaginal hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus and cervix through your vagina. It is a major operation usually recommended after simpler treatments have failed. Your symptoms should improve.
Vaginal bleeding isn't always related to menstruation. It can also be caused by infection or injury.