Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Board Certified Gynecologist located in West Bloomfield, MI
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding services in West Bloomfield Township, MI

Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding or bleeding in between your period is abnormal and needs an evaluation. Jeffrey Obron, MD, in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, is a board-certified gynecologist specializing in diagnosing and treating abnormal uterine bleeding. Dr. Obron provides personalized care, listening intently to your concerns and answering all your questions. Call the office today or book a consultation online. 

What does abnormal uterine bleeding mean?

Abnormal uterine bleeding means many things. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Bleeding in between your period
  • Bleeding during intercourse
  • Heavy bleeding during your period
  • A menstrual cycle that’s too long or too short
  • Going months without a period
  • Bleeding after menopause

A typical menstrual cycle runs between 21 and 35 days with up to seven days of bleeding. Any bleeding that varies from a typical cycle is abnormal. 

I’m approaching menopause. Should I expect abnormal uterine bleeding?

You may experience abnormal uterine bleeding in the years or months leading up to menopause. Abnormal uterine bleeding is also common during adolescence. Though this is expected, you shouldn’t ignore your abnormal uterine bleeding.

In most cases, abnormal uterine bleeding isn’t a serious health concern. However, unusual bleeding is a symptom of gynecological cancer and conditions that affect fertility. Early interventions improve health outcomes.

Dr. Obron is an experienced gynecologist who puts your health first and can provide the answers and guidance you need. 

What causes abnormal uterine bleeding?

You can develop abnormal uterine bleeding from many causes, including stress, poor nutrition, and overexercising. Some of the gynecological conditions that cause abnormal uterine bleeding include:

  • Fibroids
  • Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Adenomyosis (endometrial tissue grows into the wall of the uterus)
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Gynecological cancers 
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Unusual bleeding that lasts six or more months is caused by a chronic condition like PCOS, endometriosis, or fibroids. If your bleeding is short and sudden, the cause is likely acute, such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. 

Dr. Obron conducts a thorough evaluation when you come in with concerns about abnormal bleeding. He listens intently to your concerns, reviews your medical and gynecological history, and performs a physical and pelvic exam.

He may also run lab work or request an ultrasound to confirm or rule out a cause. Dr. Obron will call you personally when he gets the results of any tests.

What are the treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding?

Dr. Obron spends time talking to you about his findings and your treatment options. Treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding depends on the underlying cause. Dr. Obron customizes your treatment plan, which may include medications or surgery, so you get the best outcomes.

Don’t dismiss your abnormal uterine bleeding. Call Jeffrey Obron, MD, today or book an appointment online.