Abnormal uterine bleeding is not only uncomfortable and inconvenient, but it can also be a sign of a serious health condition. The team at Physicians for Women in Madison, Wisconsin, offers comprehensive diagnostic services for abnormal bleeding and other gynecologic concerns. If you’re ready to find answers and explore treatment options for abnormal uterine bleeding, call the office today to set up a visit, or use the online booking tool.
Every woman has a unique experience with menstrual bleeding, and it’s not uncommon for your periods to change over time. While a degree of discomfort and variations in the flow and duration of your periods are normal, significant changes should be evaluated by a gynecologist.
Abnormal uterine bleeding is present when your periods:
Don’t live with abnormal uterine bleeding when there are treatments that can help.
Your practitioner begins by discussing your personal health history and recent symptoms. A pelvic exam follows, giving your doctor a chance to look for signs of tissue abnormalities.
Lab work is usually part of the diagnostic process. Through testing like blood work, urinalysis, Pap smears, and other screenings, more information is gathered on how your body is functioning. Ultrasound imaging can also help by providing a view of your reproductive organs and surrounding tissues.
Physicians for Women offers a wide range of in-house diagnostic tools to help you find answers as quickly as possible, without running around town to multiple appointments.
Numerous things can lead to abnormal bleeding. Some common causes include:
Each of these conditions has a unique set of treatment options, ranging from drug therapy to minimally invasive procedures and even major surgery in some cases. The first step in creating a customized treatment plan is determining the cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding.
Before embarking on a treatment plan, you’ll receive the details you need to make an informed decision about your care. Begin that path today by booking an appointment online. You are also welcome to call the office to speak with a member regarding appointment availability.