Talk openly and often with your doctor. It will help you make the best choices for you.

Here are some tips that will help you talk to your doctor:

  • Write down your questions so you don't forget them.
  • Write down the answers you get. Make sure you grasp what you are hearing. Ask for help, if needed.
  • Don't be afraid to ask your questions. Ask where you can learn more. You have a right to know.
  • Am I bleeding more than I should?
  • What could be causing my heavy bleeding?
  • What kinds of tests should I have?
  • How serious is my problem?
  • Where can I learn more?
  • Am I at risk for anemia?
  • Do I need to be worried about infertility?
  • Are there any other problems I should be worried about?
  • What can be done to treat heavy bleeding?
  • Are there medicines that can help me? If so,
    • What benefits can I expect?
    • What side effects can I expect?
  • Are there any surgeries that can help? If so:
    • What benefits can I expect?
    • What are the risks?
  • Are there any alternative or complementary therapies that may help?
  • Is there anything else I can do to reduce the bleeding?
  • Why don't I have periods?
  • What kinds of tests should I have?
  • How serious is my problem?
  • Where can I learn more?
  • Am I at risk for bone loss and osteoporosis?
  • Do I need to be worried about infertility?
  • Are there any other problems I should worry about?
  • How is this treated?
  • Are there medicines that can help me? If so:
    • What benefits can I expect?
    • What side effects can I expect?
  • Is there anything I can do to make my periods regular?
  • Are there any alternative or complementary therapies that may help?
  • Will my problem get better?
  • What should I do if this problem comes back?
  • What changes can I make to help my problem?
  • Do I need to do anything about my eating, workouts, weight, stress, or other habits?

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