Signs of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding can be embarrassing. It can also be uncomfortable if it is associated with cramping and pain. Your OBGYN doctor is an expert at diagnosis and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding and can help you feel better.

What You Need To Know About Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

A typical menstrual cycle starts and stops around the same time each month, lasting about 28 days. If you are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, it means that you have:

  • A menstrual cycle that keeps changing
  • Periods which are always early or late
  • Bleeding which is light or spotty during or in between periods
  • Bleeding which is excessive during your period

Abnormal uterine bleeding is often caused by fluctuations in hormone levels caused by stress, puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or birth control medications. Some medical conditions can also cause abnormal uterine bleeding. Abnormal uterine bleeding can be a sign of:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Your OBGYN doctor is an expert at diagnosis and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, so you should visit your OBGYN doctor if you are having:

  • Chronic pelvic pain and cramping
  • Lower back and abdominal pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Painful urination or bowel movements
  • Excessive bleeding during or between periods
  • Fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation

When you visit your OBGYN doctor, treatment begins with a comprehensive medical examination, including a reproductive system examination. Your doctor may also recommend imaging studies including, a transvaginal ultrasound, MRI, or laparoscopy. Laboratory testing may also be recommended to test for anemia and other conditions. Professional treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding may include:

  • Hormone therapy, including birth control to regulate hormone levels
  • Medication to reduce or eliminate polyps, growths, and other abnormalities
  • Surgical treatment to remove damaged or diseased tissue

Want To Know More About Abnormal Uterine Bleeding?

You don’t have to let abnormal uterine bleeding control your life. You can get relief from your OBGYN doctor. To find out more about abnormal uterine bleeding, talk with an expert. Call your OBGYN doctor today.

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