For most women, menstrual periods are a simple fact of life. But if you’re one of the 3 in 10 women of reproductive age who suffers from heavy periods1 – or menorrhagia (pronounced men-or-ah-jah) – your period can be a serious disruption.
Women’s menstrual cycles can differ widely from one another and still be considered “normal.” However, you may be suffering from excessively heavy periods if any of the following happens regularly to you: 
Your period lasts longer than 7 days – usually periods last 4 to 6 days.
Your period contains blood clots.
Your period soaks through a tampon or pad every hour for 2 hours or more.
Heavy periods can exhaust you, cause serious discomfort, and interrupt your routine. You may need to change menstrual pads or tampons constantly, or wear dark clothing to avoid embarrassing accidents. The pain and exhaustion can be debilitating – something women with “normal” menstruation cycles don’t always understand.
Here are some additional questions to ask yourself:
Are your periods painful?
If yes, how often do you have pain?
Do painful periods ever get in the way of your activities?
If you suffer from heavy bleeding during your periods, GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® III Uterine Balloon Therapy System may be a treatment option for you and also may be able to help with the pain secondary to menorrhagia.
GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® is not indicated for treatment of pain. GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® when used to treat heavy bleeding, has been shown to reduce pain in women surveyed in a prospective clinical trial as a secondary quality of life endpoint.
You don’t have to live with heavy periods. Learn more about GYNECARE THERMACHOICE®  or find a doctor familiar with GYNECARE® products who can perform this procedure .
|1.||The Lewin Group, Prevalance and treatment patterns of pelvic health disorders among US women. 2007.|