Talking to Your Gynecologist

Speaking up about heavy periods due to uterine fibroids

Watch and learn from Francesca, a patient with uterine fibroids, as she shares her experience with Dr. Gillispie-Bell.*


Dr. Veronica Gillispie-Bell is a Board-Certified OB/GYN, MD, MAS, FACOG, and Uterine Fibroid Specialist. Dr. Gillispie-Bell is a paid consultant of AbbVie.

Tips for talking with your OB/GYN

Talking about heavy period bleeding due to uterine fibroids can be uncomfortable, but talking with your doctor can lead to the right treatment plan for you. You can prepare for the appointment by being ready to:

  • Describe your menstrual bleeding and symptoms and how they affect your daily activities
  • Share how you manage your heavy periods and which menstrual products you use
  • Talk about treatments you have used or are currently using and your goals for treatment