What to expect when you see your doctor

Many women find it uncomfortable or embarrassing to talk about their period, but you don’t have to live with heavy periods. There are a range of treatment options available and it all starts with a conversation between you and your doctor.

Preparing for your first appointment

Before you see your GP it’s always wise to be prepared. This ensures that you get the most out of your visit, and your questions answered.

Learn what you can do before, during and after your appointment to confidence.

Click here to download our guide to talking to your doctor about heavy periods

Your doctor is likely to ask questions about your cycle, how often you experience heavy bleeding and how much it impacts on your lifestyle. Keeping track of your menstrual cycle may be useful in helping your GP assess your problem.

We also recommend you view the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard available here.

Download your period diary here