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Irregular Bleeding and What it Means

Tired of Being Controlled by Your Menstrual Cycle? We Can Help

Irregular bleeding from a menstrual cycle is common at some point during the lives of most women. After childbirth, during stressful times or after an illness, you may notice that your bleeding changes for a few months. Many women experience irregular cycles near menopause or during the onset of puberty, and this type of bleeding can be caused by an imbalance in hormones. Unfortunately, irregular bleeding can also be a sign of a more serious underlying condition.

Irregular bleeding can be painful, inconvenient and uncomfortable for women of any age. If you notice bleeding between periods or have especially heavy menstrual periods, you may need to seek treatment from a doctor here at miVIP. If your condition is serious enough, our doctors offer minimally invasive treatment options, including uterine ablation and hysterectomy when necessary.

A Common Problem

Conditions such as uterine fibroids and anovulation can cause irregular bleeding in women, and hundreds of thousands of women every year are treated for these conditions with hysterectomies.

Risk Factors Associated with Irregular Cycles

Anything from benign tumors to cancerous growths inside the uterus can lead to irregular bleeding. The most common causes of this condition are:

  • Uterine Fibroids – non-cancerous growths inside the uterus
  • Endometrial/Cervical Cancer – cancerous tumors inside the uterus or on the cervix
  • Endometrial Polyps – benign growths inside the uterus that can lead to cancerous growths
  • Hormone Imbalance – unbalanced levels of progesterone of estrogen prevent ovulation or cause irregular vaginal bleeding

What to Watch For

If your periods are abnormally heavy, and you are soaking a pad in less than an hour, you may need to seek treatment from a doctor. Other issues to watch for that indicate you need treatment are:

  • Passing blood clots during menstrual bleeding
  • Periods longer than a week
  • Any bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Dizziness, low blood pressure or fatigue associated with heavy menstrual bleeding

Seek medical help immediately if you notice any dizziness or fatigue during your monthly period.

Treatment Options from miVIP

While irregular bleeding is common, surgery may only be helpful in certain situations. Your doctor may first try hormone treatments or oral medications to stabilize the menstrual cycle. If your condition is serious enough for surgery, we make it easy with our minimally invasive surgical options.

  • Uterine Ablation Treatment – the lining of the uterus is destroyed either through extreme cold or heat.
  • Hysteroscopy – Benign endometrial polyps are removed through the vagina with the help of a tiny camera.
  • Hysterectomy – Removal of the uterus, and possibly the cervix and ovaries.

Long Term Prognosis

Surgery is extremely effective at reducing the blood flow each month, but the only way to completely eliminate vaginal bleeding is through a hysterectomy.

Let Us Help You

Call us today at 877-956-2263 to set up an appointment with a board-certified surgeon that specializes in women’s health and care to determine if uterine ablation treatment is the right choice for you.

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