This quality standard covers assessing and treating heavy menstrual bleeding (sometimes called menorrhagia or heavy periods). It includes assessment, diagnosis, and drug and surgical treatment options, including treatments for uterine fibroids associated with heavy menstrual bleeding. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2016. The source guidance on heavy menstrual bleeding is currently being updated and we are assessing what changes will need to be made to the quality standard.

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