What to expect from your GP appointment?
If you feel your periods are impacting your daily life and you may be suffering from HMB, it is important to seek advice from your GP. During your consultation, your GP is likely to ask you key questions, which will enable them to make a clear diagnosis of HMB:
If HMB is diagnosed, depending on your medical history, the cause of your heavy bleeding may need to be investigated further.
In up to 60% of women, there is not an obvious cause for HMB. In some women there are certain high-risk factors that should be checked, for example, if you experience bleeding between periods or after sex, or if you have pelvic pressure or pain.