Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Bleeding after sex or between periods
- Spotting occurs during the menstrual cycle or in between cycles
- Bleeding that is heavier than normal or lasts more days than usual
- Bleeding after menopause
Abnormal uterine bleeding can have many causes. In adolescents who have begun to have their period or women who are approaching menopause, a hormone imbalance and or lack of ovulation could be at fault. Other causes of abnormal bleeding include: pregnancy, certain medications, problems with your thyroid or pituitary glands, uterine tumors, ovarian cysts or tumors, infection, or certain types of pelvic cancers.
Finally, you could have platelet disorders, such as von Willebrand’s disease. If you have frequent nosebleeds, bruise easily or have blood in your stool, you may want to tell your doctor about these as well if you’re being examined for abnormal bleeding.
When you are evaluated for abnormal bleeding, your doctor will likely perform a pelvic examination, order some blood tests and obtain some imaging of the pelvis such as a pelvic ultrasound. Your doctor may even need to do a biopsy of the uterus, a saline infusion ultrasound or a hysteroscopy.
- Drug Therapies for Gynecologic Bleeding Disorders or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Minimally Invasive Surgery for Gynecologic Bleeding Disorders and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
If you think you are experiencing abnormal bleeding or have a bleeding disorder, contact our practice at 407.303.2780 to schedule an appointment.