Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal Bleeding services offered in Douglaston, Little Neck, Great Neck, Queens, NYC, Little Neck, NY

Abnormal bleeding can be a sign of many different conditions, which is why it’s important to determine the cause. Board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Meryl E. Kahan, MD, of SheMD, offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for abnormal bleeding, helping women from the Little Neck and Douglaston neighborhoods of Queens, New York City, New York, in addition to the Great Neck area of Nassau County, find lasting relief. Book your visit online or by phone today to get started.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

What is considered abnormal bleeding?

Every woman has a unique experience with menstrual bleeding, and a wide range of conditions fall under the category of “normal.” Your period should usually arrive every 21-35 days and can range from very light to very heavy. 

Understanding what constitutes abnormal bleeding helps you know when to schedule a visit at SheMD. Some of the indications of abnormal bleeding include:

  • Bleeding through a tampon or soaking a pad every hour
  • Bleeding after sex or between periods
  • Periods that last for seven days or longer
  • Irregular periods
  • Significant pelvic pain during periods

If you experience any of these conditions, schedule a diagnostic work-up to determine the cause. No one knows your body better than you. If you feel like something is just not right, speak up and let Dr. Kahan know. Your concerns are always treated with respect and professionalism. 

What are some potential causes of abnormal bleeding?

Many different things can cause or contribute to abnormal bleeding, such as::

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Polyps
  • Certain infections
  • Endometrial hyperplasia

Even certain birth control methods can lead to abnormal bleeding. The best way to determine the cause is to work with a skilled gynecologist like Dr. Kahan. 

What can be done to treat abnormal bleeding?

Your treatment plan depends on the cause of your abnormal bleeding, in addition to your plans for future pregnancy. Going on a hormonal form of birth control is one way to correct abnormal bleeding. Birth control pills, IUDs, implants, and injections are a few options. 

If a condition like uterine fibroids or polyps is causing abnormal bleeding, treatment options strive to remove or shrink these abnormal growths. Dr. Kahan explains the pros and cons of each approach during your visit. 

Infections, including sexually transmitted diseases, can often be cleared up with a simple course of antibiotics. You should never wait to see a doctor if you suspect you have an STD, as some infections can threaten your fertility. 

If you have additional concerns about abnormal bleeding, call the office to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.