Abnormal Bleeding

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Habersham OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Demorest, GA

Medical experts estimate that up to 35% of women worldwide have some form of abnormal bleeding. If you bleed between periods, have to wake up at night to change your pad, or regularly have to wear two forms of feminine hygiene protection, Habersham OBGYN can help. Before abnormal bleeding continues another day, schedule an evaluation at this Demorest, Georgia, women’s health clinic. Click on the online booking tool, or call the clinic directly to schedule your abnormal bleeding evaluation today.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

When should I see a doctor for abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding is a broad term used to describe all kinds of uterine bleeding issues. It’s important to see a gynecologist for abnormal bleeding if you: 

  • Have cycles that are shorter than 21 days or longer than 35 days
  • Bleed or spot between your periods or after sexual intercourse
  • Experience periods that last longer than seven days
  • Have inconsistent menstrual cycles

You should also come to Habersham OBGYN if you have to wake up more than once per night to change your tampon or pad, or if you regularly have to wear both tampons and pads together during your period. This type of heavy bleeding is known as menorrhagia. 

What causes abnormal bleeding?

If any of these symptoms seem familiar, it’s important to come to Habersham OBGYN for an evaluation. After all, abnormal bleeding can disrupt your daily life and be an indicator of something more serious. Some of the most common causes of abnormal bleeding are:

  • Fibroids
  • Polyps
  • Endometriosis 
  • Early pregnancy
  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy complications, including miscarriage

Habersham OBGYN provides comprehensive examinations, including a hysteroscopy or on-site ultrasound imaging, so your dedicated provider can get to the root of why you have abnormal bleeding quickly. 

How does a doctor treat abnormal bleeding?

Once your gynecologist diagnoses you, they counsel you about your condition and educate you about all possible treatment options. In many cases, the following treatments can minimize issues with abnormal bleeding:

  • Bioidentical hormone therapy, such as BioTE®
  • Progestin injection or intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Birth control pills

If conservative abnormal bleeding treatments aren’t effective, you may be a candidate for Minerva Surgical endometrial ablation. This in-office procedure involves placing a small probe into your vagina. 

At the tip of the wand is a specialized light that gently heats and ablates the inner lining of your uterus in just two minutes. Minerva has a 93% success rate in resolving issues with abnormal bleeding. 

As a last resort, you may need minimally invasive surgery to remove abnormal growths. But the team at Habersham OBGYN collaborates with you to help you decide with treatment is best for your needs. 

If you struggle with abnormal bleeding, contact the caring team at Habersham OBGYN for an evaluation. You’re welcome to schedule an exam either online or over the phone.