If medical treatment does not prove effective in treating the heavy periods, or if there is an underlying cause for the bleeding (eg. fibroids), surgery may be considered.
There are a number of different surgical procedures that can be carried out to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. We are happy to discuss them with the individual patient in clinic, including the benefits and any associated risks of each option.
The surgical procedures for treating menorrhagia are listed below (click on each for more information):
- hysteroscopic endometrial resection (transcervical resection of endometrium, TCRE) - involves removal of the uterus (womb) lining,
- laparoscopic myomectomy - removing of uterine fibroids through keyhole incisions,
- laparoscopic hysterectomy - removal of the uterus (womb) through keyhole incisions.