Health Articles Home » Health Articles
Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding

Did you know that most abnormal menstrual bleeding problems are caused by an imbalance in hormones? Or those women who have abnormal Pap smears have a very small chance of developing cervical cancer from those abnormal cells?

here are a few of the most common topics and concerns that women have regarding their gynecologic health.
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, diagnosis and treatment
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal Pap smear and follow up
Of course, the best place to get answers or information about your own health is always your doctor or nurse practitioner,
When to call your health care provider:
Periods  less than 21 days apart or more than 45 days apart
Severe abdominal or pelvic pain occurs during menstruation or sexual intercourse
Menstrual bleeding is excessive (more than one pad or tampon per hour for several hours)
Menstrual periods lasting longer than 7 days
Bleeding or spotting between periods
Abnormal vaginal bleeding may be more likely associated with the following:
In a young, pre-pubertal girl
• Injury
• Sexual abuse
• A blood clotting problem
• Early puberty
• Severe vaginal irritation (bubble bath, etc.)
In a woman of reproductive age
• Hormone imbalance
• Tubal or ectopic pregnancy
• Molar pregnancy
• Placenta previa - pregnancy where the placenta lies low near or over the cervix
• Uterine fibroids
• Certain kinds of cysts and tumors (rarely cancerous)
• Endometriosis
• Birth control pills
• IUD (intrauterine device)
In post-menopausal women
• Effects of hormone replacement therapy
• Cancer
• Certain kinds of cysts and tumors (not cancerous)
• Atrophic vaginitis (irritation and drying)
• Weakened pelvic floor muscles causing prolapse
Diagnosis and treatment
Operative Hysteroscopy
Endometrial ablation
Endometrial Biopsy
Fibroid tumors
Contact us for more information
Courtsey: Womens Health, Connecticut