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Abnormal Bleeding

Boro Park OB/GYN

OB-GYNs & Midwives located in Brooklyn, NY

Women who live in or around Brooklyn, New York have access to a team of highly skilled women’s health specialists at Boro Park OB/GYN. Many women experience minor inconveniences and discomfort during their monthly menstrual cycles. For some, however, abnormal bleeding is painful and impedes their daily routines. Abnormal bleeding is not something that you must learn to live with because effective treatment options are available. Schedule an appointment online for a comprehensive examination, and to explore treatment options for abnormal bleeding.

Abnormal Bleeding Q&A

What is abnormal bleeding?

No two women have the same menstrual experience. For some, their periods occur on a  regular schedule and are relatively painless with a light flow. Other women have periods that happen randomly and are marked by heavy flow and significant cramping.

Monthly periods that have these characteristics characterize abnormal bleeding:

  • Last longer than seven days
  • Heavy bleeding that requires a new pad or tampon every hour for more than one day
  • Discomfort that leads you to avoid normally enjoyable activities 

Any time that your periods vary from what you’ve come to expect as normal, you should schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN.

What causes abnormal bleeding?

There are numerous causes of abnormal bleeding, many of which are harmless. Potential causes include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Problems with an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Certain medications
  • Infection of the vagina, uterus, cervix, ovaries, or fallopian tubes
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis

What are some treatment options for abnormal bleeding?

Once your gynecologist determines the cause of your abnormal bleeding, there are multiple treatment options available.

Some women have excellent results with medications that regulate monthly cycles, address hormonal imbalances, or reduce blood loss. For others, dilation and curettage procedures help by removing tissue from your uterine lining.

For women who don't plan to have more children, NovaSure can be an effective treatment option. The procedure works by using a special type of netting to deliver precisely controlled radiofrequency energy to the lining of your uterus. The result is the elimination of your uterine lining, which drastically reduces menstrual bleeding.

Boro Park features an elite surgical center that can handle many procedures in-house.

To learn more about these and other treatments for abnormal bleeding, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment at Boro Park OB/GYN today.