Nurture Women's Health
OBGYNs & Pelvic Health, Incontinence and Sexual Medicine Specialists located in Frisco, TX
If you’re suffering from abnormal bleeding, whether uterine or vaginal, the expert OB/GYN team of physicians at Nurture Women’s Health in Frisco, Texas, provides you with the highest level of care. Reach out to the practice by calling the office or scheduling an appointment with the convenient online booking tool today.
Abnormal Bleeding Q & A
When should I see my OB/GYN?
If you’re experiencing abnormal uterine or vaginal bleeding, or any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms, you should talk to your doctor at Nurture Women’s Health.
Alarming symptoms may include:
Inconsistent menstrual cycles
Your period should come between 21 and 35 days. If your period is out of the range of those days, you should visit your OB/GYN.
Length of menstrual cycles
An average period lasts 4-7 days. If your period lasts longer than one week, let your physician know.
If you’re experiencing severe bleeding, such as soaking through pads within one or two hours or passing blood clots, you should call your doctor.
This condition typically requires changing your tampon or pad every hour while experiencing debilitating menstrual cramps. Other symptoms include passing quarter-sized blood clots, periods lasting longer than a week, bleeding between periods, and bleeding after menopause.
If you’re having any of these symptoms, call your physician at Nurture Women’s Health as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation.
What causes abnormal bleeding?
Abnormal bleeding can stem from various sources, such as hormone imbalances that cause the lining of your uterus to become too thick during your cycle and leads to a heavier period.
Other possible causes include:
- Fibroids in your uterine lining
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries
Rare bleeding disorders can also cause abnormal bleeding. They are hereditary but rare.
How is abnormal bleeding treated?
During your exam, the goal is to find the cause of your abnormal bleeding. First, your doctor rules out pregnancy or a miscarriage as potential causes of your bleeding. During your consultation, you can talk to your doctor about how long, how often, and how severe your bleeding has been.
To find the root cause of your bleeding, your doctor may request blood tests, urine samples, an ultrasound, in addition to performing a pelvic exam.
Depending on the severity of your condition, the team at Nurture Women’s Health can perform in-office procedures that include:
- Dilation and curettage
- Endometrial ablation
The physicians at Nurture Women’s Health are experienced users of the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic surgical system, which offers minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery. Your doctor also uses anesthesia and nitrous oxide to give you a pain-free experience.
If you have concerns about abnormal bleeding, call the office or book an appointment online today.