Abnormal Bleeding

Irregular bleeding may signal various underlying conditions, underscoring the significance of identifying the root cause. Dr. Meryl E. Kahan, MD, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at SheMD, provides inclusive diagnostic and treatment services for abnormal bleeding. Serving women in the Little Neck and Douglaston neighborhoods of Queens, New York City, as well as the Great Neck area of Nassau County, Dr. Kahan assists in finding lasting relief. Initiate your journey to lasting relief by booking your visit online or via phone today.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

Every woman’s encounter with menstrual bleeding is unique, and a spectrum of conditions falls within the realm of “normal.” Typically, a menstrual cycle occurs every 21-35 days, with flow varying from very light to heavy.

Identifying what qualifies as abnormal bleeding is crucial in discerning when to arrange a visit at SheMD. Signs of abnormal bleeding encompass:

  • Bleeding through a tampon or saturating a pad every hour
  • Bleeding after intercourse or between periods
  • Menstrual cycles lasting seven days or longer
  • Irregular periods
  • Substantial pelvic pain during menstruation

Should you experience any of these conditions, consider scheduling a diagnostic work-up to uncover the underlying cause. Your body is unique, and if you sense that something isn’t right, don’t hesitate to communicate with Dr. Kahan. Your concerns are always approached with the utmost respect and professionalism.

Various factors can trigger or contribute to abnormal bleeding, including:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Polyps
  • Specific infections
  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Even certain birth control methods

To identify the specific cause, it is advisable to collaborate with a proficient gynecologist like Dr. Kahan. Working together with a skilled professional ensures a thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis.

The course of your treatment plan hinges on the underlying cause of your abnormal bleeding, as well as your future pregnancy intentions. Addressing abnormal bleeding can involve opting for a hormonal form of birth control. Birth control pills, IUDs, implants, and injections stand as viable options.

When conditions like uterine fibroids or polyps are responsible for abnormal bleeding, treatment aims to eliminate or reduce these abnormal growths. Dr. Kahan thoroughly outlines the advantages and disadvantages of each approach during your consultation.

Infections, including sexually transmitted diseases, can often be effectively treated with a straightforward course of antibiotics. It’s imperative not to delay seeking medical attention if you suspect an STD, as some infections pose a threat to fertility. Your proactive approach ensures timely intervention and appropriate care.


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