Lakeside Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility
Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Inner Richmond & Lakeside neighborhoods, San Francisco, CA
Irregular bleeding is a health issue that you should not ignore, especially if it is affecting your daily activities, work, or sleep. Before irregular bleeding affects you another day, schedule an exam through the website. You can also call the office nearest you directly to book a visit.
Irregular Bleeding Q & A
What is irregular bleeding?
Irregular bleeding means something different to everyone. In general, irregular bleeding is something that isn’t normal for you or that affects your daily life. Abnormal bleeding may include:
- Bleeding or spotting between periods
- Having menstrual periods that last longer than seven days
- Getting up more than twice nightly to change your pad or tampon
- Doubling up on feminine hygiene (combining pads and tampons)
- Skipping periods
Irregular bleeding is also defined as any bleeding that occurs outside of the normal cycle length. Your menstrual cycle should last 21-35 days. If cycles are shorter or longer than this, it may be a cause for concern.
Why do I have irregular bleeding?
If any of the issues above sound familiar, it’s time to come in to Lakeside Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility for an evaluation. Irregular bleeding may be a sign of:
- Uterine fibroids
- Hormonal imbalance
- Pregnancy complications
- Intrauterine device (IUD) issues
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Though less common, occasionally, irregular bleeding is a sign of gynecological cancer, but your dedicated OB/GYN at Lakeside Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility conducts a comprehensive workup to get to the root of your abnormal bleeding. Your OB/GYN may conduct laboratory testing, gynecological ultrasound, STD testing, or endometrial biopsy testing, if needed.
How does an OB/GYN treat irregular bleeding?
Treating irregular bleeding depends on the cause. After your OB/GYN at Lakeside Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility diagnoses you, they may recommend any of the following treatments:
- Changing your birth control
- Antibiotic medications
- Hormonal management
The OB/GYNs at Lakeside Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility specialize in minimally invasive gynecological surgery. If you do need surgical management, your OB/GYN may recommend a laparoscopy to treat your condition.
Lakeside Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility can help treat your irregular bleeding issues. Don’t hesitate to book an evaluation either online or over the phone with either office today.
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