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Heavy Periods

What Are Heavy Periods?


About 10 million women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women begin to experience heavy bleeding in their 30s and 40s, as they approach menopause. Heavy periods are more than just a hassle - studies show they take a physical, social and emotional toll as well.


Many women with heavy periods feel tired and nauseated and experience bad cramps and headaches. More than 60% have had to miss social or athletic events, about 80% report avoiding sex and 33% have been forced to miss work. Emotionally, 77% have depression or moodiness, 75% feel anxious and 57% report a lack of confidence during their period.


What is NovaSure?


NovaSure is a quick, safe and simple procedure to lighten or stop your periods, without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy. The NovaSure procedure is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing. NovaSure works by removing the lining of the uterus using a delivery of radiofrequency (RF) energy. Dr. Doty-Armstrong will insert a slender wand through your cervix which extends a triangular mesh device into the uterus. The mesh gently expands, fitting to the size and shape of your uterus. Precisely measured RF energy is delivered through the mesh for about 90 seconds. The mesh device is pulled back into the wand, and both are removed from the uterus. No part of the NovaSure device remains inside your body after the procedure.


Why Choose the NovaSure Procedure?


  • It's Safe: No pills. No hormonal side effects

  • It's Effective: For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped

  • It's Quick: NovaSure is a one-time, five-minute procedure that can be done in our office, usually for the cost of a co-pay.

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