Abnormal Bleeding

abnormal bleeding during pregnancy

absence of menstrual periods

Abnormal bleeding can be defined as vaginal bleeding which is not associated with the normal menstrual bleeding. Many women suffer from abnormal bleeding because of various reasons. Fibroids, adenomyosis, polyps etc. can be the common causes for abnormal bleeding. In order to find the exact cause, it is necessary to have a detailed medical check-up. Some women may experience different patterns of abnormal bleeding:

  • Unpredictable
  • Bleeding amidst of periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Periods that lasts for more days than the normal periods

The above mentioned patterns of this condition should be well examined for diagnosis. The diagnostic process may contain the following tests:

  • Physical examination
  • Complete history
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Imaging tests such as MRI and CT
  • Diagnostic office hysteroscopy
  • Office ultrasound

Based on the cause of bleeding, the treatment option may differ. Mild and moderate cases of abnormal bleeding can be managed with the help of medications. Severe cases may require surgical options such as:

  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Uterine embolization