Uterine bleeding is classified as abnormal if it occurs
- between periods,
- after sex,
- as heavier or longer periods, or
- after menopause.
Sometimes these instances are minor and nothing to be concerned about, such as when a woman is pregnant, has recently had an intrauterine device inserted, or has been diagnosed with fibroids. However, even in these cases, you should chat with your gynecologist and discuss your bleeding and any other symptoms, just to be sure.
When Is It Common?
Uterine bleeding is much more common at certain times of life: during the first few years after a woman starts her period and when a woman is nearing menopause. However, other possibilities can be the cause of the issue, including miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, infections, and certain types of cancer.
If you are affected by abnormal bleeding, your physician will explore your family’s health history and possibly order some tests, such as an ultrasound. Treatment can include hormonal medications, anti-inflammatory medication, and vaginal cream.
Mark, if you are experiencing abnormal bleeding, please give us a call at 717-840-9885 or click the button below to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.
Dr. Julie Drolet
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