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Do heavy periods affect your life?
If so, you’re definitely not alone. It’s estimated that excessive menstrual bleeding affects 1 out of every 5 women –that’s about 10 million women.
Studies show excessive menstrual bleeding means more than heavy bleeding. It can affect women in a number of ways:
- Many feel tired and nauseated
- Many experience bad cramps
- Many have headaches
- More than 60% have had to miss social or
- About 80% report avoiding sex
- 33% have been forced to miss work
- 77% have depression or moodiness
- 75% feel anxious
- 57% report a lack of confidence during their period
Talking to your doctor about excessive menstrual bleeding
If getting the conversation started once you’re there seems hard, try one of these openers:
- "I’d like to ask you a few questions about my menstrual cycle..."
- "I’ve noticed that my periods are different than they used to be..."
- "I’ve heard that a lot of women are getting treated for excessive menstrual bleeding – is this something I should consider?"
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If you suffer from excessive menstrual bleeding and do not wish to have any children in the future, be sure to ask your doctor if NovaSure may be right for you.