Heavy Periods – Mr Emeka Okaro, London Wellwoman Clinic on Heavy Periods

Heavy Periods – Mr Emeka Okaro, London Wellwoman Clinic on Heavy Periods


There are a variety of treatments that we offer at here at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth. We often start with simple tablets that you
can take during the period that reduce the menstrual flow and pain.
In other circumstances we take we prescribe other tablets that can
control the menstrual cycle and are hormonal. Some patients also
we fit with devices inside the womb that once again can control heavy
periods. In other patients we consider surgical options, which may involve removing for instance an overgrowth of the
lining of the womb called a polyp or a fibroid that is a muscular
overgrowth of the muscle of the womb. We have
advanced ultrasound, which is the mainstay for
assessing women with period problems. We also do what we call saline hydrosonography, where if there is any concern with the lining of the
womb and we can’t see clearly, we’ll also put some fluid inside to enhance the image. We also have some of the most advanced MRI machines
and CT that we use also for assessing patients
where necessary. One of the big reputations we have at this
Hospital just in terms of safety and clinical
outcomes is the excellent nursing staff we have. So after
procedures, the patients that do go home have direct access to speak to our nurses if they have any
concerns and also all the consultants have a very approachable disposition and that patients can contact them directly
for further advice and support, and all patients are followed-up. I think as
a general rule any patient who has a change in
her periods that become heavier, perhaps pass more clots, should seek
medical advice and most of the GPs are very good at
treating this initial symptom, but if patients
are not have not improved or they want further
specialist advice, then they would be sensible to be referred to to us here
in the Clinic.

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