Abnormal uterine bleeding refers to any heavy or prolonged bleeding from the uterus, or bleeding in between periods. Other features of abnormal uterine bleeding include passing large clots in menstrual blood, bleeding after sexual intercourse and bleeding after menopause. Homeopathic medicines for abnormal uterine bleeding offer a very natural, safe and effective treatment.
The causes of abnormal bleeding include uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, some birth control pills or the intrauterine device (IUD), bleeding disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, thickening of uterine lining, hormone changes during menopause, cancer of the cervix / uterus. Other causes include bleeding associated with early pregnancy, like a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.
Homeopathic Medicines for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Homeopathy is very beneficial to manage the complaint of heavy periods, prolonged menstrual bleeding, bleeding in between periods and bleeding arising after sexual intercourse. The top grade homeopathic medicines for abnormal uterine bleeding are Sabina, Thlaspi, Phosphorus, Ferrum Met and Trillium Pendulum. Each of these medicines have their own characteristic features to use them
1. Sabina – For Profuse Bleeding
Sabina is a remedy prepared from the young, fresh tops of the branches of plant Sabina Officinalis commonly known as Juniperus Sabina or Savine. The natural order of this plant is Coniferae. Sabina is a top listed medicine for abnormal uterine bleeding. Females needing Sabina suffer from very profuse periods. The bleeding is gushing, bright red and contains dark clots. The blood may be offensive too. Slight motion worsens the bleeding. Along with copious bleeding, there is marked pain from the sacrum to the pubis. The pains are contractive in nature. The periods last for long durations. This remedy also works well in cases of inter menstrual bleeding and for excessive bleeding due to uterine fibroids.
2. Thlaspi – For Bleeding with Prolonged Periods
Thlaspi is prepared from a plant Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris commonly named as Shepherd’s Purse, of the natural order cruciferae. Thlaspi is very useful for treating abnormal uterine bleeding where periods last too long. They may last from one to two weeks altogether. Periods are profuse with expulsion of clots. Bleeding is attended with severe uterine colic and cramps. Exhaustion results from prolonged periods. There is also tendency for frequent periods. It is one of the best medicines for managing prolonged, profuse and frequent periods in cases of uterine fibroids.
3. Phosphorus – For Inter-menstrual Bleeding
Phosphorus is a highly valuable remedy to manage inter menstrual bleeding in cases of abnormal uterine bleeding. There may also be attending complaint of too profuse and lengthy periods. The uterine bleeding is bright red, and there may be a severe pain in the back during bleeding, followed by great weakness.
4. Ferrum Met – For Pale, Watery, Profuse Blood Flow
Ferrum Met is a significant medicine to manage abnormal uterine bleeding in cases where the blood flow is pale, watery and profuse. Even the smallest movement increases the flow. The bleeding is prolonged. During periods, the face may become fiery red, and sometimes be attended with a ringing in ears. Marked debility is present with the above features. Anaemia may be present in females requiring Ferrum Met.
5. Trillium Pendulum – For Profuse and Bright Red Bleeding
Trillium Pendulum is prepared from fresh root of a plant called Three-leaved Nightshade of the natural order Smilaceae. Trillium Pendulum is very beneficial for treating abnormal uterine bleeding which is profuse and bright red. The bleeding is gushing in nature and is attended with backache and pain in the hips. A great bearing-down sensation is felt in the pelvis which gets worse when walking and standing. Excessive bleeding may also cause dizziness and fainting.
6. Ustilago – For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding of Profuse, Dark Blood
Ustilago is well-indicated for treating cases of abnormal uterine bleeding with profuse, dark blood. The blood is highly coagulated and may form long, black strings. The blood may have fetid odour. Extreme pain arise during menstrual period. The bleeding may last for ten to fourteen days. It is also also indicated for frequent periods that arise every three weeks with dark, clotted blood.
7. Calcarea Carb – For Early, Profuse and Prolonged Periods
Use of medicine Calcarea Carb is considered in cases of abnormal uterine bleeding when there are early, profuse and prolonged periods. Periods arise every two weeks and tend to last around two weeks in duration. Vertigo may develop during periods. Other attending complaints during periods that may arise with above includes labor-like pains in the abdomen and back, pain in hip bones, headache, anxiety and restlessness. Weakness in the legs is also felt from frequent periods.
8. Ipecac – For Profuse Bleeding with Nausea, Vomiting
Ipecac is prepared from the dried root of a plant named Cephaelis Ipecacuanha of the natural order Rubiaceae. Ipecac is an excellent medicine for cases of abnormal uterine bleeding where profuse blood flow is attended with nausea and vomiting. The nausea vomiting is almost constant. The bleeding is bright red in colour and copious. Large clots may pass in the blood. It is accompanied by a cutting pain around the umbilicus. There is attending chilliness, dizziness and headache, and great weakness follows copious bleeding. Menses may appear every fourteen days in cases needing Ipecac.
9. Sepia – When Bleeding arises after Sexual Intercourse
Sepia is a remedy indicated for abnormal uterine bleeding with complaint of bleeding after sexual intercourse. Apart from this, Sepia is also indicated for profuse periods where flow is most excessive during the night. The bleeding is attended with bearing down pain in the pelvis. There may be feelings of sadness and irritability along with a headache during periods.