Is there a treatment?
There are treatments available for heavy periods, so if it’s affecting your quality of life, ask your doctor for advice. Most of the time, heavy periods can be treated with medication. In some cases surgery can be required, for example if the heavy bleeding is caused by a physical condition like fibroids or endometriosis.
If there’s no underlying reason and it doesn’t really impact on your day to day life, you may not need treatment.
Medication is usually offered to you if there’s nothing to suggest an underlying problem, or if you’re waiting for results of further tests. The type of medication you’re offered will depend on several different factors, including whether you are trying for a baby. Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) are one option, along with tranexamic acid, contraceptive medication or synthetic progestogen.