Many women in Singapore do not know that they are suffering from Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB). An in-house survey by Bayer shows that 1 in 3 women¹ may be suffering from Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB).
Common symptoms² are:
- Having to change sanitary wear in the night or bleeding through it in under two hours
- Feeling breathless, faint or passing large blood clots
- Worrying about accidents or having to rearrange social life during period
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB) can be treated with various treatment methods such as the intrauterine system (IUS), oral contraceptives, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories, and progestin. The IUS is the first-line treatment for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB).
Do you think you are suffering from Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB)? We can help. Chat with us now to find out more and/or make an appointment!
¹Based on an online survey to 1, 000 women in Singapore, December 2018
²These three key questions are based on a broader range of questions to determine the extent of bleeding and its physical impact as well as identify what changes a woman makes to her daily activities to accommodate HMB. Philipp CS, et al. Development of a screening tool for identifying women with menorrhagia for hemostatic evaluation. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;198:163.e1-163.e8. Bushnell DM, et al., Menorrhagia Impact Questionnaire: assessing the influence of heavy menstrual bleeding on quality of life. Curr Med Res Opin 2010;26(12):2745-55. Matteson KA, Clark MA. Questioning our questions: do frequently asked questions adequately cover the aspects of women’s lives most affected by abnormal uterine bleeding? Opinions of women with abnormal uterine bleeding participating in focus group discussions. Women Health 2010;50(2):195-211.
PP-MIR-SG-0016-1 (Feb 2019)