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Abnormal Bleeding Specialist

Modern OBGYN Care

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Miramar, FL, seeing patients from Weston, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, & Davie, FL

Abnormal menstrual bleeding could indicate a serious women’s health problem requiring treatment. At Modern OBGYN Care in Miramar, Florida, Miguel Torres, MD, Marcela Torres, MD, and their highly trained team find the root cause of abnormal bleeding and treat it to reduce your risk of complications. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

What is abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding in women includes any menstrual bleeding that doesn’t fit the usual menstruation patterns. It might present as:

  • Bleeding with sexual intercourse
  • Skipped periods
  • Frequent periods
  • Spotting between periods
  • Very light menstrual periods
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

While every woman is different, typical bleeding cycles occur every 21-35 days and last about 2-7 days. Periods tend to become more irregular as a woman approaches menopause and go away entirely after menopause. 

What causes abnormal uterine bleeding?

The cause of abnormal uterine bleeding isn’t always clear, but it could result because of:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Thickening of the uterine wall
  • Ovarian, uterine, vaginal, or cervical cancer
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Hormonal birth control use
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Infections of the uterus or cervix

Finding the cause of abnormal bleeding and treating it when needed can eliminate unpleasant symptoms and reduce your risk of complications. 

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding?

To find out what’s causing irregular bleeding, your Modern OBGYN Care provider discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical examination, including a pelvic exam and Pap smear, if needed.

Your specialist may have you complete sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening, blood tests, hormone tests, pregnancy tests, and thyroid function tests to detect or rule out underlying causes of abnormal bleeding. They may also recommend tissue swabs, biopsies, hysteroscopy, or ultrasound. 

What are the treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding?

When left untreated, abnormal bleeding and its cause might lead to infertility, anemia, and a  higher risk of endometrial cancer. 

The experts at Modern OBGYN Care could recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Low-dose birth control
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • High-dose estrogen therapy
  • Medications
  • Iron supplements
  • Ovulation-stimulating medicines
  • Surgical procedures

They personalize each treatment to reduce unpleasant symptoms, lower your risk of complications, and offer you the best quality of life possible.

If you struggle with abnormal uterine bleeding, call the Modern OBGYN Care office or book an appointment online today.