Frequently, some blood tests are necessary to help in the diagnosis of a particular menstrual disorder. These tests may range from certain hormonal measurements (thyroid hormone, adrenal hormones or pituitary hormones) to tests that measure your ability to clot (platelet count and bleeding time). The kinds of blood tests that you might require will depend on your menstrual history and your initial ultrasound exam.
After dealing with extremely heavy periods for over 10 years, I was fortunate to find Dr. Wortman. The only option given to me by my previous practice was a hysterectomy, which I really didn’t want. Dr. Wortman performed his very own EMR, which included removing two large fibroids. Before surgery, I couldn’t make plans to go places during my period. The bleeding was so heavy and so unpredictable, I didn’t dare take the chance of having an embarrassing accident. After Dr. Wortman’s procedure, I still have regular menstrual cycles, but the bleeding is completely manageable. This last month, I went to the Jazz Festival on the second day of my period. I couldn’t have even considered going before surgery. I feel like I have my life back. Dr. Wortman and his team are so warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. I am switching to his practice for all future appointments and needs. If you are considering seeing Dr. Wortman, just make an appointment for a consultation. You will be so glad you did! VITALS.com July 2017
— I can lead a normal life again!