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  Alternatives to Hysterectomy 7 May 2004  
Women suffering from very heavy periods are to be offered less drastic solutions

Menorrhagia, or very heavy periods, is estimated to affect 1.5 million women in England and Wales and around 26,000 women a year have a hysterectomy to tackle the problem.

Last week NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) issued guidelines saying that all women suffering from menorrhagia  should be offered a less intrusive alternative to hysterectomy.

Martha talks to Pat Thompson from the charity, Women's Health, consultant gynaecologist Dr Janice Rymer, and Dr Carole Longson from NICE.

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