Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Fountain Valley, CA
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About Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Heavy bleeding (menorrhagia) during your menstruation may be your body's way of indicating something is wrong. Heavy bleeding is a frequent complaint of Dr. Caroline Conner's Fountain Valley, CA patients. If you have to change your pad or tampon every hour, experience fatigue with cramps, anemia, or pass blood clots when using the restroom, our team is here to help you find answers and solutions.
A thorough examination to figure out the root cause of heavy menstrual bleeding is necessary. Heavy bleeding can be caused by unbalanced hormones, growths in the uterus, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, pelvic inflammatory disease, kidney or liver dysfunction, and more. Menorrhagia can also be one of the indicators of precancer or cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries. It is important to have this checked out by Dr. Conner. There are several treatment options available, such as medication, intrauterine devices, ablation techniques, or surgery.
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Treatment Options
After an examination and assessment of your symptoms, Dr. Conner will make recommendations for treatment. Some of the medical interventions she may recommend include:
- Hormone-releasing oral medications
- Hormone-releasing intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Hormone-releasing medications can decrease heavy bleeding by causing the uterus to develop a thinner lining, which means there's less to shed at the end of the cycle. Ablation or cryoablation techniques with cold or heat energy can also decrease the thickness of the lining of the uterus. When all other treatment options fail, Dr. Conner may suggest minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat excessive menstrual bleeding.
Dr. Caroline Conner Reviews
I’ve been to my fair share of BioTe physicians for HRT since 2014. I’m so glad I cross paths with Dr. Conner because she goes above and beyond the service other physicians I’ve had. She is extremely knowledgeable in HRT and takes in consideration the patients symptoms not just the tests. In my HRT journey I have met more Dr’s that don’t know what they are doing than do and Dr. Conner is a breath of fresh air. Her staff is professional and amazing. Mercedes (her assistant) took care of all my needs and made sure to follow up with me so I know what the next step always was. I will definitely be referring Dr. Conner’s HRT treatments to all my friends and look forward to my next office visit!
Hormone therapy expert. Wonderful staff and amazing Doctor. 10 stars!
I’ve been to a few different doctors for testosterone therapy and Dr Connor is by far the best and most knowledgeable in the industry. Definitely would recommend her to anyone.
Best doctor I have EVER had!!! I have been w/Dr. Conner for all 3 of my pregnancies and her and her office have ALWAYS gone above and beyond to provide care to me and my babies. I love Dr. Conner’s office and friendly staff and NP and I ALWAYS recommend this office to everyone I know bc they are the best around! Dr. Conner has the best bed side manner. I literally can not say enough great things about Dr. Conner and her office they are awesome!! You will not be disappointed going here. My insurance changed for my 2nd pregnancy and I switched to a different medical group so I could still continue care with Dr. Conner. I will never go elsewhere I’m a Pt for life. I have also recommended my friends here also and have had other friends that have seen Dr. Conner also that recommended me there and we all love her. She is so safe and careful and ensures the best care possible to protect you and your unborn baby. I have also been to the office for regular check ups also outside of pregnancy and again they are so professional and courteous and safe.
I had the best experience with Dr. Conner. I had gestational diabetes and her and Mercedez, her nurse (and really all of her staff) took such good care of me and my son. I had an emergency C-section and dr. Conner made the experience a lot less stressful. She is super knowledgeable and I felt like she genuinely cared for me and my baby. I can’t recommend her enough!
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Why Is My Period So Heavy?
Individuals of all ages experience heavy bleeding during their menstrual cycle. If the bleeding is so heavy that it is keeping you from enjoying your life, please contact us for an exam. Make an appointment at our Fountain Valley, CA office to learn more.