The Right Birth Control for Older WomenHeavy menstrual periods can be painful and difficult to live with, and the problem is all too common. It's estimated that about 10 million American women have abnormal uterine bleeding, but there are solutions.

What Counts as a Heavy Menstrual Period?

It’s when there’s enough blood to soak a pad or tampon once an hour for several hours, or if you need to get up at night to change pads or tampons, or if your period usually lasts longer than seven days.

Treatment for Heavy Periods

Doctors can treat abnormal uterine bleeding with hormone therapy to regulate menstrual cycles or by prescribing pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen to reduce blood loss and ease pain. A lasting solution for heavy bleeding is endometrial ablation.

What is NovaSure?

The endometrium, or uterine lining, sheds during a period and ablation can reduce or stop abnormal bleeding by removing the endometrium. NovaSure is an ablation procedure that uses precisely measured radio-frequency energy to safely remove the uterine lining.

With NovaSure, there’s no surgery or hospitalization.  It’s for women who do not plan to have more children and can be an alternative to a hysterectomy to stop heavy periods.

The NovaSure procedure takes about five minutes and is performed in the office. Recovery is minimal and patients typically return to normal activities within a day or two. Studies have shown that it’s effective; after NovaSure, three out of four women saw their uterine bleeding reduce or stop completely within one year.

Come to Northline for Heavy Period Treatment

You don't have to suffer with heavy periods. NovaSure is offered at the Southgate office of Northline Women’s Health Center and you can request an appointment to talk with us about whether NovaSure is right for you.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax