Abnormal bleeding often refers to heavy bleeding during your menstrual periods. At Medical Care for Women PC, Andrea Olanescu, MD, specializes in helping women living in Astoria, New York, find effective solutions to regulate their blood flow. If you’d like to learn more about the ways to treat abnormal bleeding, schedule an appointment today by phone or online.
Every 28 days, your uterine lining starts to shed, precipitating your menstrual period. During the first part of your period, you can expect to endure slightly heavy bleeding as a result of this shedding.
However, if your menstrual period is causing you to soak through thick pads or plus-sized tampons, you might be experiencing abnormal bleeding. Some of the most common symptoms of abnormal bleeding include:
You should contact Dr. Olanescu if you’ve experienced any of the above symptoms. She’ll be able to determine whether your symptoms are signs of abnormal bleeding and recommend treatment.
Abnormal bleeding often stems from issues with your reproductive system. Dr. Olanescu identifies the following as common causes of abnormal bleeding:
In some cases, you might experience abnormal bleeding as a direct side effect of your birth control device, such as an intrauterine device (IUD). Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can also cause abnormal bleeding. This is why Dr. Olanescu recommends regular STD screenings and pelvic exams. In rarer cases, uterine cancers can lead to abnormal bleeding.
During your appointment at Medical Care for Women PC, Dr. Olanescu spends the necessary amount of time determining the exact cause of your abnormal bleeding. From there, she can establish an individualized treatment plan to eliminate your symptoms and restore healthy blood flow.
Dr. Olanescu might recommend birth control pills to help with abnormal bleeding. If you have an IUD, you might want to have it removed and change your birth control plan. If an STD is causing abnormal bleeding, Dr. Olanescu can prescribe the necessary treatment.
If your abnormal bleeding comes as a result of fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, or other similar conditions, you might need surgery to treat the issue at hand. Dr. Olanescu discusses your surgical options with you to make sure you understand that there may be minimally-invasive options to treat your abnormal bleeding.
Schedule an appointment today by phone or online if you’ve experienced abnormal bleeding and want to find out how to treat it.