Although there are several treatment options for reducing or eliminating heavy periods, most require hormone therapy or surgery. Some are intended for hospital use and may cause significant discomfort when performed in a doctor’s office.
Her Option® was designed with your comfort in mind. It was specifically developed and approved for office use. This means our doctors perform the therapy in the familiar setting of our clinic. The treatment requires minimal anesthesia—no IV or surgery. Many women even return to their normal activity level by the next day.
To find out more visit the Her Option® website by clicking here. If you do decide that the Her Option® procedure is right for you, below is a set of patient instructions for you to follow before and after the procedure. These instructions are also available for download on our Forms/Instructions page.
DAY BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Medications (Note: Some patients may need different medications. Please tell us if you are unable to take any of these medications due to side effects or allergies)
DAY OF PROCEDURE
Eat a normal meal prior to procedure. Please be sure to arrive at our office on time. After you arrive, a urine sample will be requested to confirm a negative pregnancy test, and then the nurse will bring you into the exam room. You will be given an injection of anti-inflammatory medication 30 minutes before your procedure. During the procedure the doctor will also inject a local anesthetic. You will be awake for the procedure and may feel slight cramping at times. The average procedure time is 10 minutes. After the procedure is done, expect to spend about 30 minutes recovering.
Someone else must drive you to and from the office as the medication you take before the Her Option® procedure can affect your driving ability. If you choose, you may have this person in the room with you during the procedure to make you feel more comfortable.
DAY AFTER THE PROCEDURE
It is normal to have light vaginal bleeding and some cramping for a few days. Contact our office if you experience any of the following:
A follow up appointment will be made for two weeks after the procedure.