Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology
OBGYNs & Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Boca Raton, FL
Abnormal bleeding affects women of all ages. Occasional slightly heavier periods might not be a major issue, but if you’re experiencing frequent heavy bleeding, long-lasting periods, or out-of-the-ordinary spotting, you may need to investigate. If your abnormal bleeding interrupts your regular activities, Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology can help. Dedicated OB/GYN Richard Conlen, MD, offers exams, diagnosis, and highly effective treatments In the Boca Raton, Florida office. Arrange your appointment online or by phone now.
Abnormal Bleeding Q & A
What is abnormal bleeding?
Abnormal bleeding can take multiple forms, with some common examples being:
- Very heavy periods
- Very light periods
- Very frequent periods
- Sporadic periods
- Bleeding between periods Long-lasting periods (more than seven days)
- Bleeding after menopause
Some women experience a couple of types of abnormal bleeding at the same time. For example, you might have both heavy and long periods.
What causes abnormal bleeding?
A number of different factors may cause or play a role in abnormal bleeding, including:
- Ovulation issues
- Uterine fibroids
- Hormone imbalance
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Uterine cancer
Other conditions may cause abnormal bleeding as well. Seek diagnosis promptly so you can uncover the reason for your symptoms and get help.
How do you diagnose the cause of abnormal bleeding?
Your Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology provider assesses your condition, symptoms, and risk factors to determine the proper tests for abnormal bleeding diagnosis.
You'll have a comprehensive gynecology exam, which usually includes blood and urine testing. These tests can check for possible culprits like hormone imbalance, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.
You may also need an ultrasound exam so your doctor can view your pelvic organs clearly. In some situations, your doctor may perform a minimally invasive procedure to take a tissue sample (biopsy) or examine your cervix and uterus in detail (hysteroscopy).
With all the compiled information, your Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology doctor can diagnose the cause of your abnormal bleeding and design an effective treatment protocol.
How is abnormal bleeding treated?
Treatment addresses the root cause of your bleeding irregularities. Common nonsurgical treatments include hormone balancing with bioidentical hormones, birth control pills to regulate your cycle, or intrauterine devices to stabilize your periods.
If nonoperative treatments aren't sufficient, your doctor might suggest a minimally invasive in-office surgical procedure. Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology offers da Vinci® robotic surgery on-site. Your doctor can remove fibroids, endometrial growths, and even your uterus if necessary to stop your abnormal bleeding.
Robotic surgery requires tiny incisions and you'll have very minimal bleeding and scarring. This surgical approach allows for far quicker recovery with drastically less pain than with open surgery.
You don’t need to suffer through or live with abnormal bleeding. Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology is here for you, so call the office or book an appointment with the provided scheduling link now.