My periods stop me from going out!
Q I am 49 years old and for the last six months, my periods have become so heavy that I can’t go to work for at least three days each month. I literally can’t leave the house. My mum had a similar problem and had a hysterectomy, but I don’t want to go down that route when ‘the change’ could be around the corner?
A We have lots of options now to help heavy periods, including an intrauterine system, which is fitted like a coil and secretes tiny amounts of hormone to prevent the womb lining from proliferating. There is also a day case procedure called an endometrial ablation where the lining of the womb is removed. See your GP to discuss your options.