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Abnormal Bleeding Specialist

Women's Health Specialists, PLLC

OBGYNs located in Murfreesboro, TN

Abnormal bleeding is common in women, but many women may not report their condition to their health care provider. If you have bleeding between your periods or heavy menstrual bleeding, schedule an abnormal bleeding consultation with the Women's Health Specialists, PLLC team. Your abnormal bleeding may be a symptom of a gynecological problem. Call the office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, or schedule an appointment online today.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

What is abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding refers to menstrual bleeding that differs from a typical cycle. A normal menstrual cycle runs anywhere from 21-35 days with up to seven days of bleeding.

You may have abnormal bleeding if you have any of the following:

  • Bleeding that lasts longer than seven days
  • Bleeding in between your period
  • Menstrual cycle shorter or longer than the norm
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Severe pain during your periods
  • Menstrual bleeding after menopause

Abnormal bleeding is common, but many women may not seek help for their symptoms. The Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, team specializes in diagnosing and treating gynecological conditions that cause abnormal bleeding and can help you. 

What are the common causes of abnormal bleeding?

Many gynecological conditions may cause abnormal bleeding. Some are less serious than others, but all benefit from a consultation at Women's Health Specialists, PLLC.

Common causes of abnormal bleeding include:

  • Fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine or cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Menopause
  • Early signs of pregnancy

Your abnormal bleeding may also occur if you have platelet dysfunction or you take anticoagulant medication. 

How is abnormal bleeding diagnosed?

When you visit Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, with concerns about abnormal bleeding, you can expect a comprehensive and patient-focused exam. 

Your provider reviews your menstrual cycle and symptoms, as well as your gynecological and medical history. The team performs a physical and pelvic exam and may run diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out the causes of your abnormal bleeding.

Testing may include urinalysis, bloodwork, or an ultrasound. 

How is abnormal bleeding treated?

The Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, team customizes your treatment plan for abnormal bleeding based on the underlying cause and the severity of your symptoms. 

The team may prescribe hormonal contraception to regulate the menstrual cycle and the bleeding; they might also recommend over-the-counter pain medication.

For women with no future pregnancy plans experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding, the team may recommend NovaSure® endometrial ablation to reduce the blood flow.   

Minimally invasive surgery to remove fibroids or polyps may also be part of your treatment plan. However, the team only recommends surgery when medical treatments fail to provide significant relief.

Schedule your abnormal bleeding consultation at Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.