Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Name of Medical Problem: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Ayurveda Term: Rakta Pradar
Background and Description:
Background and Description: A 44-year-old woman came to us suffering from severe chronic vaginal bleeding. She was suffering from this problem for more than 7 years and had multiple hospital admissions and blood transfusions.
She came to see us in order to solve this problem for good.
Signs and Symptoms:
Severe vaginal bleeding, copious and with clots- about 10-12 pads per day on average
Excessive pain in the lower abdomen, the groin, and the lower back.
Severe anemia, pale, dry skin, severe fatigue, dry mouth, excessive thirst.
Investigations: abdominal scan- small fibroids of 4-5mm, blood tests- severe anemia,
The treatment approach for this patient included a combination of internal and external treatments. The treatment line was to carry out Panchakarma (detoxification) treatments followed by internal medications.
- Pranava Ayurveda Rakta Pradar Choorna– 1 teaspoonful with honey and rice-washed water, twice a day before meals.
- Ashokarishta – 20ml + 40ml warm water, twice a day before meals.
- M2 Tone Syrup– 15ml with warm water, twice a day after meals
- Local Dhara with Ashokadi Kashaya in milk- 8 days
- Yoni Pichu with Shatavari Ghrita- 5 days
The patient showed rapid improvement in the bleeding and pain- within 1 week of starting the treatment, the bleeding reduced to 5-6 pads every day and further reduced to 2 pads and eventually stopped. The pain started getting better in a few days and was completely gone in 2 weeks. The patient was given a set of yoga and pranayama postures and a special diet to follow.
The patient was observed for any further bleeding for the next 3 months and discharged from the clinic.