Women’s Wellness: Range of treatments can lessen heavy periods

This Mayo Clinic Q and A article originally published July 9, 2016. DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After almost a year of having a period that is much heavier than normal, my gynecologist recommended an IUD as treatment. How does this work, and is it safe? I am 38, and I’m done having children, but don’t need […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Range of Treatments Can Lessen Heavy Periods

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After almost a year of having a period that is much heavier than normal, my gynecologist recommended an IUD as treatment. How does this work, and is it safe? I am 38, and I’m done having children, but don’t need contraception. ANSWER: Many types of intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are available. The […]