There’s nothing normal about a heavy period. One in four women experiences abnormally long, frequent or heavy menstrual cycles. Doctors may call this condition abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) or menorrhagia.
The good news: Her Option™ offers a safe, effective and comfortable treatment for excessive menstrual bleeding right in your doctor’s office. No hormones, no surgery; just freedom from heavy periods.
Her Option® In-Office Cryoablation Therapy
Her Option® Cryoablation Therapy is a safe treatment used to end heavy menstrual cycles with an FDA approved, in-office treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB).
Each month during your period, you shed your uterine lining (endometrium). This shedding process is what causes normal menstrual flow.
Her Option® Office Cryoablation Therapy is an effective ablation procedure that uses sub-zero temperatures (cryoablation) to reduce your heavy periods to normal levels. The natural analgesic affect of these low temperatures reduces patient discomfort during the procedure. Plus, ultrasound monitoring during the procedure lets your doctor offer an additional level of safety.
Cryoablation offers additional long-term benefits, including:
- minimal scarring (this feature may help your doctor identify future issues more quickly)
- improvement of pain and mood related to PMS
The cold temperatures destroy the endometrium. With the endometrium reduced or eliminated, there’s less tissue to shed each period. This results in dramatic reductions in menstrual bleeding.
Is Cryoablation Therapy Right for You?
Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding at some point in their lives. But for one in four women, every cycle is heavy—and that’s not normal. Doctors call this condition “abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)” or “menorrhagia.”
Although every woman experiences her period differently, most doctors define a normal, healthy period by a few standard criteria.
- Occurs about every 25-31 days
- Lasts 4-5 days
- Totals 2-3 tablespoons
Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB):
- Can last longer than 7 days
- May require frequent change of protection, or double protection
- May include large blood clots in your flow
- May cause tiredness, fatigue or shortness of breath (symptoms of anemia)
New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggest that if heavy periods and irregular menstrual cycles negatively impact your life and you believe they’re a problem, you should talk to Dr. Landry.
In the meantime, resources like Her Option’s Heavy Bleeding Quiz, Doctor Discussion Guide and summary of Signs and Symptoms give you the tools you need to live a healthier life with heavy periods.