What are heavy periods?

Heavy periods, also known as menorrhagia, are very common and can cause enough bleeding to soak through your sanitary products every hour for several hours in a row. About one third of women seek treatment for heavy periods.1

What are the symptoms?

While every period is different, common symptoms of heavy periods include:

  • Needing to double the number of sanitary products for your protection
  • Bleeding longer than seven days
  • Needing to change your sanitary protection during the night
  • Passing large blood clots in your flow
  • Soaking through sanitary protection every hour for several hours in a row

Heavy periods can make it difficult to work, exercise, and be socially and sexually active. You may also feel weak or tired and have no energy. The signs of heavy periods are most likely to start between the ages of 30 and 40.

Should I talk to my doctor about my heavy periods?

Taking the heavy bleeding self-assessment can help you determine if you have heavy periods. Consider talking to your doctor if you answer yes to any of the following statements.

  • Heavy Bleeding Self Assessment

    Taking the heavy bleeding self-assessment can help you determine if you have heavy
    periods. Print this form and talk to your doctor if you answered yes to any of the
    following statements:

  • To create a 1-page PDF with your answers to discuss with your doctor, select the “Download Assessment” button below.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Is Mara right for me?

Mara is an FDA-approved 2-minute endometrial ablation treatment* that uses natural water vapor to gently remove the lining of the uterus and reduce heavy bleeding. Talk to your doctor about your heavy periods to determine if treatment with the Mara Water Vapor Ablation System is right for you.

* The water vapor treatment takes 2 minutes, as part of an approximate 4-minute procedure. Total time in office may vary and will include preparation and post-procedure observation.


Indication for Use

The Mara Water Vapor Ablation System is indicated to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with menorrhagia (excessive uterine bleeding) due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete.

Important Safety Information

Mara Water Vapor Ablation System is used to treat the lining of the uterus (endometrium) in premenopausal women with heavy menstrual bleeding due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete. Pregnancy following the Mara procedure can be dangerous. The Mara procedure should not be performed if you have suspected uterine cancer, pre-cancerous conditions of the uterine lining, some previous surgeries or medications that can thin the uterine muscle wall, a prior endometrial ablation, an active genital or urinary tract infection, an IUD currently in place, or undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding. Your physician will need to decide if this treatment is appropriate for you.

Mara does not protect women from future pregnancy. Patients will still need to use birth control. Rare but serious risks include, but are not limited to, uterine injury, infection, thermal injury, and serious complications in future pregnancies. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, vaginal infection, and inflammation of the uterine lining. Contact your physician if you experience a possible side effect related to Mara.

For a complete list of potential risks of the Mara Water Vapor Ablation System, please read the Patient Labeling provided at www.maratreatment.com.