Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Heavy Menstrual Periods
Hormone-based birth control and IUDs (intrauterine devices) are very effective at preventing pregnancy. Hormone-based birth control includes birth control pills (oral contraceptives), a patch, a vaginal ring (NuvaRing), and Depo-Provera shots.
Even when used properly, these methods of birth control have a small rate of failure. Bleeding related to pregnancy always needs to be considered.
What type of birth control are you using?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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