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Some of the causes of heavy bleeding can make it more difficult for you to get pregnant. Conditions such as fibroids and pelvic inflammatory disease can affect your ability to get pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you're trying to get pregnant or want to have children in the future. This will affect your treatment choices.
Yes, the medicines and devices used to treat heavy periods can cause some side-effects. Side-effects are the unwanted effects of using a medical device or taking a medicine.
If you have an intrauterine system (IUS) fitted, you might notice that the pattern and length of your periods change. In the first six months after it’s put in, you might have lighter, heavier or less regular periods.
This usually settles into light bleeding or no bleeding within a year after you have the IUS put in. You may also have other side-effects such as tender breasts, headaches, and acne.
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