Abnormal bleeding means exactly that — any bleeding that’s out of the ordinary. If you’re experiencing abnormal bleeding, it can be a sign of something larger at play, so making a trip to Capital Women’s Care is a good idea. Judith Gurdian, MD, Michelle Spector, MD, Tanya Ghatan, MD, and the rest of the team help women in Rockville, Maryland, get to the bottom of their abnormal bleeding using their extensive training combined with the latest diagnostic tools. To learn more, call the office or use the online scheduling to request an appointment.
Abnormal bleeding is tough to define since menstrual cycles vary among women. To give you an idea of what typically is referred to as abnormal bleeding, here are some guidelines:
Only you can know for sure what constitutes abnormal bleeding based on your typical menstrual cycles.
The most common causes of abnormal bleeding include:
This list is by no means comprehensive, and a proper evaluation by your provider at Capital Women’s Care is the best way to uncover the problem.
After a thorough review of your symptoms and your medical history, your doctor at Capital Women’s Care performs a physical exam. Based on your symptoms and what she finds during your physical exam, she may investigate further with:
Your doctor performs most of this testing in the office, and it usually takes only minutes. In the case of a biopsy, such as an endometrial biopsy, the goal is to detect any precancerous cells in your reproductive system.
If you consider that abnormal bleeding is a sign that something is wrong, you can view it as fair warning to get checked out. Thanks to the advanced diagnostic tools at Capital Women’s Care, your doctor is often able to intervene where necessary, avoiding a much larger problem down the road. At the very least, she’s also able to rule out potential problems, giving you peace of mind.
After an exhaustive evaluation, your doctor is better able to come up with an appropriate treatment plan that not only addresses your abnormal bleeding, but the underlying condition, as well. Don’t let your abnormal bleeding continue unchecked. Call Capital Women’s Care for an appointment, or use the online scheduling tool.