Abnormal Bleeding

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All About Women OB/GYN

OB/GYNs & Medical Aesthetics Center located in Panama City, FL

Abnormal menstrual bleeding isn’t anything you should have to live with, especially if you’re in pain, have heavy bleeding, or are trying to get pregnant. At All About Women OB/GYN in Panama City, Florida, you can get treatments for abnormal bleeding and get your menstrual cycle back on track. Learn more by booking an exam online or by calling the office directly to speak with a team member.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

What causes abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding could mean a variety of things. Maybe you have seriously heavy periods (menorrhagia) or can never seem to predict when your period is going to come. In any case, you could be experiencing abnormal bleeding due to:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Over or underactive thyroid 
  • Uterine polyps or fibroids
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Perimenopause 
  • Endometriosis 

You may be experiencing abnormal bleeding issues because you’re overweight or following a sedentary lifestyle, too. While less common, sometimes, abnormal bleeding is caused by abnormal growths that could be cancerous. 

Because abnormal bleeding issues can affect your health and make it difficult for you to become pregnant, it’s important to have a gynecologic evaluation right away. 

When should I see an OB/GYN for abnormal bleeding?

The compassionate team at All About Women OB/GYN encourage you to come in for a comprehensive evaluation if your menstrual periods seem irregular. It’s especially important to come in as soon as possible if:

  • You miss a period
  • You’re having difficulty getting pregnant
  • Your menstrual cramping affects your work or daily activities
  • You have to wake up at night to change your pad or tampon
  • Your periods are longer than 35 days apart or shorter than 28 days apart

Your dedicated physician at All About Women OB/GYN examines you thoroughly, runs any essential labs, and works diligently to get to the root of your diagnosis. 

How is abnormal bleeding treated?

Treating abnormal bleeding depends on the cause. But after diagnosing you, your OB/GYN sits and talks with you about all possible treatment solutions. You may need:

  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Medications to reduce blood loss
  • Weight loss management 
  • Hormonal contraceptives
  • Oral progesterone

Endometrial ablation, which involves destroying the inner lining of your uterus, is a solution for heavy bleeding. Usually, this procedure takes place right in the office. But endometrial ablation is a last resort since it is not advisable to get pregnant afterward. 

If you need gynecologic surgery to correct the underlying condition, such as uterine fibroids, the team at All About Women OB/GYN can help. They can use advanced technologies, including minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic technology, to treat your abnormal bleeding, so you can restore your quality of life. 

Book your abnormal bleeding evaluation at All About Women OB/GYN today. Click on the online scheduler or call to book your appointment.