Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal bleeding, also commonly referred to as abnormal uterine bleeding, is when a person experiences a heavy menstrual period or bleeds/spots between monthly periods or bleeds for a prolonged time. This term also covers bleeding episodes that do not follow an established cycle such as spotting or bleeding after sex. Once you are menopausal it is not normal to have vaginal bleeding and this should be evaluated by your doctor.

The more are common causes are:

  • Hormonal changes

  • Fibroids
  • A miscarriage, especially in the very early stages of pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Infections
  • Polyps
  • Cervical infections
  • Certain contraceptives
  • Missing your birth control pills

Most of these issues can be easily evaluated and treated in the office.