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Abnormal Bleeding Specialist

Swor Women's Care -  - Gynecology

Swor Women's Care

Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Sarasota, FL

Abnormal bleeding during your period is a common problem that can prevent you from participating in your daily activities. If you experience abnormal bleeding on a regular basis, the exceptionally trained and experienced gynecologists at Swor Women’s Care in Sarasota, Florida, can provide relief. They take a comprehensive, personalized approach to treating your menstrual problems, diagnosing the underlying causes and providing prompt, effective treatment. Call to schedule a consultation or book online today.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

When is menstrual bleeding considered abnormal?

Menstrual bleeding that lasts beyond the average 3-7 days of a normal menstrual cycle or bleeding between periods is considered abnormal bleeding. Additionally, you may experience abnormal bleeding as any of the following conditions:

  • Very heavy bleeding during your period
  • Spotting between periods
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Long menstrual cycles, or a long time between periods

While abnormal bleeding can occur at any age, it’s often more of a concern when hormones fluctuate the most during the teenage years and during perimenopause – the time leading up to menopause. 

If bleeding is extremely heavy, a condition known as menorrhagia, it may prevent you from participating in daily activities and lead to fatigue or anemia.

What causes abnormal bleeding?

In some cases, it’s hard to determine the cause of abnormal bleeding. Your provider at Swor Women’s Care conducts a complete exam and discusses your medical history with you to understand the underlying factors of your abnormal bleeding. 

Some of the most common causes of abnormal menstrual bleeding include:

  • Hormone imbalances
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometrial polyps
  • A side effect of an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Ovary dysfunction
  • Inherited bleeding disorders
  • Certain medications
  • Existing medical conditions

Fortunately, abnormal bleeding is highly treatable and you can often see a significant improvement after just a few visits to Swor Women’s Care.

What treatments are effective for abnormal bleeding?

Your treatment for abnormal bleeding depends on the underlying causes. The team at Swor Women’s Care takes a personalized approach to your specific condition so they can recommend the most effective ways to manage it and help you feel better in the long term. 

In some cases, hormonal medications, such as birth control pills or a vaginal ring, can lighten your menstrual flow if heavy bleeding is a problem. The team may also prescribe other medications or treatment for the underlying condition.

Swor Women’s Care can help you take an active role in resolving your abnormal bleeding so you can get back to living your life instead of worrying about your period. Call the office or book your appointment online today.