What to expect from your GP appointment

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:

What to expect from your GP appointment
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.

 

Further tests can rule out serious illness, and may include:

A pelvic examination

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A pelvic examination
An endometrial biopsy

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An endometrial biopsy

(a small sample of the lining of the uterus is taken and looked at under a microscope for abnormal cells)

Blood tests

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Blood tests
An ultrasound scan

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An ultrasound scan

Treating HMB. Information on the range of options available for HMB.

Reporting of side effects and quality complaints

 

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

 

You can also report side effects and quality complaints to Bayer Plc. Further information is available on the “contact” tab at www.bayer.co.uk.

 

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.