Have your periods been longer or heavier than usual? Are you bleeding between periods? You may have abnormal bleeding, a common yet treatable condition. The team at Progressive Care for Women in downtown Chicago specializes in women’s health, including diagnosing and treating abnormal bleeding. With a range of treatments, they can help restore you to a more normal cycle. To find out more, call today or book a consultation online.
You’re likely to experience abnormal bleeding at some point in your life. Abnormal bleeding most commonly occurs at the beginning or end of your reproductive years.
Abnormal bleeding is defined as:
Left untreated, you may develop an iron deficiency, and anemia can develop in some cases. The doctors at Progressive Care for Women recommend prompt evaluation of any abnormal bleeding.
The causes of abnormal bleeding are usually benign and easily treatable. Causes include:
In rare cases, precancerous or cancerous cells can cause abnormal bleeding. Diagnosing abnormal bleeding typically involves lab tests, an ultrasound, or an endometrial biopsy.
After an exam, your doctor at Progressive Care for Women recommends the treatment that’s right for your condition. Your treatment might include:
If these options don’t help, you may need surgery. Your doctor discusses all aspects of your surgical options, such as hysteroscopy with polypectomy or myomectomy, a hysterectomy, or endometrial ablation. Many of these procedures are performed at Progressive Care for Women.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to ablate, or destroy, your endometrium, which is the lining of your uterus. The treatment doesn’t require incisions, and may be performed in several ways.
Your doctor at Progressive Care for Women may perform:
Your doctor at Progressive Care for Women discusses the best treatment option for your condition.
You may experience cramps for a few days afterward, and have watery vaginal discharge for a few weeks. Your periods typically become lighter after endometrial ablation, although it may take a few months to occur.
If you’ve been searching for relief from abnormal bleeding, call today or schedule a consultation online with Progressive Care for Women.