Minerva (Heavy Bleeding) Specialist

Your Body By Design

OB-GYNs & Medical Spa located in Greater Washington D.C., Lanham, MD

Are you experiencing abnormal or heavy menstrual bleeding that interferes with your everyday tasks? At Your Body by Design Medispa in Lanham, Maryland, Dr. Caryl G. Mussenden provides Minerva uterine ablation treatments that help alleviate the symptoms of abnormal menstrual bleeding. Call or schedule an appointment online today for a consultation.

Minerva Q & A

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What is considered abnormal menstrual bleeding?

According to the National Women’s Health Resource Center, abnormal and heavy menstrual bleeding affects roughly one in five pre-menopausal women, and is typically caused by the lining of your uterus.

Abnormal bleeding can often make it difficult to exercise, work, and be socially and sexually active. Symptoms of abnormal menstrual bleeding include:

  • A menstrual cycle that lasts longer than seven days
  • Heavy bleeding that requires you to change your pad or tampon more than once every hour
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Weakness and lack of energy

What is Minerva?

Minerva is an FDA-approved endometrial ablation procedure that reduces, and in some instances completely stops, abnormal and heavy menstrual bleeding. Minerva is a wand-like device that is inserted into your cervix to destroy the lining of your uterus.

How does Minerva work?

Minerva uses heat to permanently remove the lining of your uterus. Dr. Mussenden opens your cervix and gently inserts a slender, cylindrical device to measure the length of your uterus. Once your uterus has been measured, she inserts the Minerva device and it delivers precision heat via three mechanisms to destroy the lining of your uterus.

You can expect your Minerva treatment to be very quick. After the initial measurements are taken, the procedure only takes 3-4 minutes and you’ll be able to go home the same day.

What are the benefits of Minerva?

According to a clinical study performed on women one year after their Minerva treatment and conducted for FDA approval, 99% of patients recommend Minerva. Additionally:

  • 66% had their excessive menstrual bleeding completely eliminated
  • 92% experienced a reduction in the length of their periods
  • 81% experienced reduced premenstrual symptoms

Minerva can also improve your desire for sexual activity, and the procedure is quick and simple.

If you suffer from excessive menstrual bleeding, Minerva may be right for you. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Mussenden at Your Body by Design Medispa for a consultation.