Abnormal uterine bleeding can result in unpredictable leaking or a heavy menstrual flow that needs constant maintenance for several days each month. At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, the gynecologic surgery experts can evaluate you for complications leading to abnormal uterine bleeding and develop a customized treatment plan to reduce your bleeding. Book your evaluation by phone or online at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, for an effective treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding today.
Outside of your monthly period, which typically lasts for five days on average, bleeding from your uterus isn’t normal. When you bleed from your uterus, the blood exits through your vagina at unpredictable times outside your control. Any bleeding aside from your monthly period, or even an irregular monthly cycle, is abnormal uterine bleeding.
Abnormal uterine bleeding also includes heavy bleeding during your period. One of the most common types of abnormal uterine bleeding, called menorrhagia, includes very heavy periods and periods that last longer than a week.
If you experience particularly heavy bleeding, frequent bleeding, or any other abnormal uterine bleeding characteristics, you should book an appointment for an evaluation at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC. The team performs a physical exam, including a pelvic exam and Pap smear, to diagnose you.
Abnormal uterine bleeding comes from a variety of different causes that vary depending on your age. Some of the most common possible causes are:
If you’re in perimenopause or menopause, the drastic changes in your hormone levels can cause the lining of your uterus to become unusually thick. You should report any unusual bleeding to your provider at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC right away.
In some cases, abnormal uterine bleeding has no identifiable cause. If the Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC team can’t find a reason for your abnormal uterine bleeding, they might recommend a hysterectomy.
At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, your provider performs a physical exam with possible additional tests, like blood tests and thyroid tests, to discover the cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding. They might perform a hysteroscopic exam to view the inside lining of your uterus for fibroids, polyps, or changes that could indicate cancer.
After finding the cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding, your Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC provider creates a personalized treatment plan for you. A few treatments that they may recommend to you are:
Hormonal birth control options like an intrauterine device (IUD) or the pill can regulate your hormones. They help prevent your uterine lining from growing too thick to reduce abnormal uterine bleeding.
D&C is a diagnostic procedure and a treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding. During the procedure, you receive general anesthesia before your doctor stretches your cervix to access the uterus and scrapes away the uterine lining.
Like D&C, endometrial ablation rids you of your uterine lining. To do this, your doctor at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, might use radiofrequency, extremely cold temperatures, or other methods.
Hysterectomy is the complete removal of your uterus to resolve complications. The team at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, may recommend a minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy to reduce complications.
Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove fibroids from your uterus, which also treats complications from them like abnormal uterine bleeding. Myomectomy can also be minimally invasive with the use of a laparoscope.
Endometrial polypectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove polyps from your uterus, which can cause abnormal uterine bleeding.
If your menstrual flow is heavy or you bleed outside of your normal menstruation patterns, call Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, or book an appointment online, for abnormal uterine bleeding diagnosis and treatment.