Abnormal Bleeding

OBGYN Westside, PLLC

OBGYNs located on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Abnormal menstrual bleeding can be a sign of a serious gynecological health issue. At OBGYN Westside, PLLC, on the Upper West Side of New York City, the expert team of doctors will work with you to first undertake a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of the bleeding and then recommend the right treatment path. Women who have heavy periods, unusual spotting, or exceptionally long cycles can call or book an appointment using the online tool.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

When should I seek care for abnormal bleeding?

The typical menstrual period lasts about five days and occurs every 21-35 days. If your period lasts longer than seven days, occurs on an unusual schedule (too often or too infrequently), or features a heavy flow that you have trouble controlling with standard feminine hygiene products, you should consider consulting with an OB/GYN. Spotting between cycles can also be a cause for concern.

While every woman’s menstrual cycle is different and some women experience heavier bleeding than others, your cycle shouldn’t prevent you from participating in normal activities or cause severe cramping that interferes with daily life.

What causes abnormal bleeding?

A wide variety of issues can cause abnormal bleeding, so a comprehensive diagnostic exam can help provide clarification about what is causing your symptoms. Some common reasons for  abnormal bleeding include:

  • Hormonal issues
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Early pregnancy complications
  • Side effects of various contraceptive methods
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Certain types of cancer 

Once the doctors determine the cause of your abnormal bleeding, they develop a customized treatment plan to help you find relief.

How is abnormal bleeding treated?

Your treatment depends on the cause of the bleeding. If it’s an issue such as endometriosis or polyps, or fibroids, you may benefit from medications or different surgical interventions to resolve the cause. 

Some women may find relief through a new method of birth control, other hormonal therapies,  or changes to their lifestyle Menstrual cycles are long and/or irregular most often represent and underlying hormonal dysregulation.  Treatment is therefore geared toward restoring the normal hormonal balance through a variety of interventions, customized to each patient.

The doctors at OBGYN Westside, PLLC, work with you to resolve abnormal bleeding and improve your quality of life. Call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.