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.
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 indicated to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with menorrhagia due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete. Pregnancy following the Mara procedure can be dangerous. The Mara procedure is contraindicated for those who have suspected uterine cancer, pre-malignant conditions of the endometrium, endometrial hyperplasia, prior classical cesarean section, transmural myomectomy (including myomectomy performed immediately prior to Mara procedure), taking medications that thin the uterine muscle, uterine length <6cm, prior endometrial ablation, active genital or urinary tract infection, PID, or systemic bacterial infection, IUD currently in place, suspected hydrosalpinx or undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding. Mara is not a sterilization procedure. Rare but serious risks include, but are not limited to, perforation, infection, thermal injury, and serious complications in future pregnancies. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, vaginal infection, and endometritis. Inform patients to contact you if they experience a possible side effect related to Mara. For detailed benefit and risk information, please consult the IFU.