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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Treatment in Rochester, NY

Many women experience excessively heavy bleeding during their menstrual cycle. This can be related to a variety of reproductive health issues, though thankfully is treatable using procedures like NovaSure. Our OBGYNs are highly trained in diagnosing and treating heavy periods. Call (585) 641-0399 to schedule an appointment at our office in Rochester, NY today!

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

What is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

1 in 5 women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women begin to experience heavy and/or irregular bleeding in their 30s and 40s, as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods are more than just a hassle - they take a physical, social, and emotional toll as well.

Studies show heavy menstrual bleeding can affect women in a number of ways:


  • Many feel tired and nauseated
  • Many experience bad cramps
  • Many have headaches


  • More than 60% have had to miss social or athletic events1
  • About 80% report avoiding sex1
  • 33% have been forced to miss work2


  • 77% have depression or moodiness1
  • 75% feel anxious2
  • 57% report a lack of confidence during their period1

Heavy periods are not something with which you have to live. Today, there are a number of effective treatment options available.



  1. National Women’s Health Resource Center. Survey of women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Data on file; 2005.
  2. Cooper J, et al. A randomized, multicenter trial of safety and efficacy of the NovaSure system in the treatment of menorrhagia. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2002; 9:418-428.

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If you are experiencing symptoms of heavy menstruation and are in need of treatment, schedule a consultation with one of the expertly trained OB/GYNs at Genesee Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology. Call (585) 641-0399 for an appointment at our OB/GYN office in Rochester or Penfield, NY.

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