Do you have heavy menstrual bleeding? Are you bleeding in between your periods? You may have abnormal bleeding, a common symptom in women that may develop because of an underlying gynecological condition. The highly skilled team at Mesbah OB/GYN in Garden City, New York, can find the root cause of your abnormal bleeding and provide the most effective treatment. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Abnormal bleeding is when you bleed between your periods or have heavy or longer-than-normal periods. Normally, you can expect menstrual bleeding every 21-35 days, with bleeding that lasts up to seven days.
If you experience any of the following, then you have abnormal bleeding:
A menstrual cycle that’s shorter than 21 days or longer than 35 days is also considered abnormal.
Women may experience abnormal bleeding at any life stage. It’s not unusual to have abnormal bleeding when you first start your period and in the months or years leading up to menopause.
However, your unusual uterine bleeding may also be a sign of an underlying gynecological condition such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or fibroids.
This type of bleeding may also occur during an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may also cause abnormal bleeding.
Mesbah OB/GYN is a state-of-the-art practice that offers many on-site testing services. The team first conducts a thorough history and physical before recommending any specific diagnostic tests.
The types of tests they may use to diagnose your abnormal bleeding include:
The type of testing you need depends on the severity and frequency of your unusual bleeding and the suspected cause.
Treatment options for your abnormal bleeding depend on the underlying cause, the severity of the bleeding, and your current or future pregnancy plans.
Initially, the team may recommend medications to control your bleeding, such as hormonal birth control, hormonal therapy (menopause and perimenopause), or tranexamic acid.
If medications fail to improve your abnormal bleeding, the team may recommend:
The team may perform minimally invasive surgery for fibroids to remove the benign tumor.
To schedule a consultation for your abnormal bleeding, call Mesbah OB/GYN, or book online today.