Abnormal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs outside of normal menses or during the postmenopausal period. There are multiple things that can cause abnormal bleeding, and some are more serious than others. Therefore, it is always recommended to speak with your gynecologist if you are experiencing abnormal bleeding.
Did You Know?
The average menstrual cycle lasts 21-42 days. During this cycle, it is normal to bleed for 2-8 days. Any additional bleeding that occurs outside of your period is considered as abnormal and should be addressed.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do I have abnormal bleeding?
While the cause of abnormal bleeding can only be diagnosed by your gynecologist, abnormal bleeding can be caused by:
- Vaginal dryness
- Hormonal imbalance
- A growth in the cervix or uterus
- A change in medication
It is especially important to seek timely medical attention if you are experiencing pain, fatigue, dizziness, or fever in addition to abnormal bleeding or if you are pregnant. To determine the cause of abnormal bleeding, schedule an appointment with Bucks County Women’s Wellness today.
How do gynecologists at Bucks County Women’s Wellness diagnose problems related to abnormal bleeding?
At Bucks County Women’s Wellness, our providers will first ask you about your symptoms and medical history. It may be helpful to keep records of your cycle, such as how long they normally last, how much flow you usually have, and when/how much you bleed in between periods. Depending on your symptoms, your gynecologist will likely perform a pelvic exam to look for any abnormalities. In some cases, they may also perform bloodwork, a pap smear, ultrasound, or even a biopsy of the uterus.
How do gynecologists at Bucks County Women’s Wellness treat abnormal bleeding?
At Bucks County Women’s Wellness, your exact treatment will depend on what is causing the abnormal bleeding. Oftentimes, abnormal bleeding is a symptom of another condition, therefore treatment is usually directed at resolving the condition.