Abnormal uterine bleeding is any bleeding that is out of the ordinary for you. Longer or shorter menstrual cycles, bleeding in between periods, bleeding after intercourse and bleeding after menopause are considered abnormal. Hormonal changes and growths in the uterus (like polyps) are the most common reasons for irregular bleeding. Identifying the specific cause of the bleeding is the best way to treat it. We can do blood tests to evaluate for hormonal imbalances, and ultrasound is the best way to look for any uterine abnormalities. Treatments can include medication, surgical procedures or simply watching and waiting.
If at any time you have so much bleeding that you soak through a maxi pad in less than an hour please call the office immediately.