Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Treatment in Lakeland, FL

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Treatment in Lakeland, FL

What is a normal menstrual cycle?

The normal length of the menstrual cycle is typically between 21 days and 40 days. Normal bleeding should not result in anemia and should last between 2 and 8 days requiring a pad or tampon to be changed no more than every three to four hours.

Bleeding in any of the following situations is considered abnormal uterine bleeding:

  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Bleeding or spotting after sex
  • Heavy bleeding during your period
  • Menstrual cycles that are longer than 38 days or shorter than 24 days
  • “Irregular” periods in which cycle length varies by more than 7–9 days
  • Bleeding after menopause

What causes abnormal bleeding?

Some of the causes of abnormal bleeding include the following:

  • Problems with ovulation
    Fibroids and polyps
  • A condition in which the endometrium grows into the wall of the uterus
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Problems linked to some birth control methods, such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or birth control pills
  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Certain types of cancer, such as cancer of the uterus

How is abnormal bleeding diagnosed?

Your gynecologist will discuss your health history and your menstrual cycle.

You will have a physical exam. You also may have blood tests. These tests will check your blood count and hormone levels and rule out some diseases of the blood. You may also have a pregnancy test and tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

What tests and treatments may be needed?

Based on your symptoms and your age testing may include:

  • Ultrasound exam—Sound waves are used to make a picture of the pelvic organs.
  • Hysteroscopy—A thin, lighted scope is inserted through the vagina and the opening of the cervix. It allows your gynecologist or other health care professional to see the inside of the uterus.
  • Endometrial biopsy—A sample of the endometrium is removed and looked at under a microscope.

Treatment Modalities for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding may vary from very conservative treatments such as hormones, IUD, NSAID, Antibiotics, hysteroscopy D+C, ablation or more invasive methods.

Please contact your gynecologist to discuss any bleeding concerns.

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