Vaginal Bleeding

Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Ocean, NJ & Howell, NJ

If you notice vaginal bleeding outside of your menstrual cycle, you may want to book a diagnostic exam at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates in Ocean and Howell, New Jersey. There are many potential causes for abnormal bleeding, and several treatments that can help. Don’t suffer the inconvenience and stress of abnormal bleeding when there are treatments available. Begin by calling or using the online scheduling tool to book your visit today.

Vaginal Bleeding Q & A

What is considered abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding is any vaginal bleeding that occurs when you’re not having your period, or that occurs at an abnormal volume. If you suspect your bleeding pattern is abnormal, create a written record of when the bleeding occurs and how much bleeding is present. That gives your gynecologist information that’s helpful in the diagnostic process.

These bleeding conditions may be abnormal:

  • Heavy bleeding that is not easily controlled with feminine hygiene products
  • Periods lasting more than a week
  • Menstrual cycles that extend more than 35 days and return in less than 21 days
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Bleeding during or after sex
  • Bleeding between periods

You know your body better than anyone. If you feel that something is off in your menstrual cycle, schedule an exam to get answers.

What are some common causes of abnormal bleeding?

Many different things can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding, including:

  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Ovulation irregularities

Because there are so many potential causes of abnormal bleeding, it’s important to come in for a diagnostic exam. Don’t assume that heavy or irregular bleeding is something you have to learn to live with. Even if there’s no serious health problem to blame, there are still options that can regulate vaginal bleeding.

How is abnormal bleeding treated?

Your treatment plan is created to address your specific set of needs and goals. That plan also depends on the cause of your abnormal bleeding and your plans for future pregnancies.

If a condition like uterine polyps or fibroids is causing abnormal bleeding, there are numerous ways to treat those problems and reduce bleeding. If endometriosis is to blame, medications or conservative surgery can ease bleeding.

Hormonal birth control pills are a great way to regulate abnormal bleeding for many women. Your gynecologist will discuss the pros and cons of various options to help you make an informed decision.

No matter the cause, all treatment options are presented in detail. The team at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates shares a dedication to patient education. They view their role as your partner in making the most of your health and wellness, and are there to guide you through the available treatment options. To get started, book a visit today, online or over the phone.

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