Treatment and care for women with heavy periods

Treatment and care for women with heavy periods

About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services

This information explains the advice about the treatment and care for women with heavy periods that is set out in NICE guideline CG44.

Information about drug treatments for women with large fibroids was added in 2016.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are a woman who has heavy periods.

It does not cover:

  • heavy periods caused by endometriosis or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or

  • bleeding that is not related to your menstrual cycle.

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