Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Specialist

Manhattan Women's Health & Tribeca Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Upper East Side & Tribeca, New York, NY

Abnormal uterine bleeding is unpleasant and distressing, and may indicate that you have an abnormal health condition. You can trust the skilled gynecologists at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health for expert diagnosis and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding. With offices in Tribeca and the Upper East Side of New York City, the team can determine the cause of your bleeding and provide the best treatment options to end the inconvenience of abnormal uterine bleeding. To schedule a consultation, call the clinic nearest you, or book online today.

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Q & A

What is abnormal uterine bleeding?

The duration and flow of menstrual bleeding varies between women, and it’s normal to experience some variation in your periods now and then. But if you’re experiencing extremely heavy flow, very light flow, or irregularities in your cycle month after month it could indicate that you have a gynecologic health condition. 

You should see a medical provider for evaluation if your period lasts longer than one week or less than two days, you need to change your tampon or pad every hour for 24 hours, or you’re have spotting or bleeding between periods or after sex.

What causes abnormal uterine bleeding?

The most common cause of abnormal uterine bleeding is a hormonal imbalance. This may be caused by hormonal birth control, or it may arise from changes within your body that affect the levels of your reproductive hormones.

Some other common conditions that cause abnormal uterine bleeding include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Bleeding or clotting disorders
  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Problems with an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Cervical or uterine cancer

How is abnormal uterine bleeding diagnosed?

To diagnose your condition, your physician reviews your health history and performs a pelvic exam. They also order blood work and other lab tests that can detect conditions that cause abnormal bleeding. 

Your doctor may recommend additional diagnostic procedures, such as:

  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Once your gynecologist has determined the cause of your bleeding, they discuss all treatment options with you.

How is abnormal uterine bleeding treated?

If your bleeding is caused by a hormonal issue, your provider may recommend birth control pills or hormonal therapy to rebalance your hormones. Other prescription medications can also treat some types of abnormal bleeding.

In some cases, a minimally invasive surgical procedure may be the best option for your condition. The doctors at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health have expertise in a variety of procedures that can end abnormal uterine bleeding, including:

  • Surgical hysteroscopy
  • Novasure® endometrial ablation
  • Hysterectomy

If abnormal uterine bleeding is interfering with your life, schedule an evaluation at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health by calling the office, or booking online today.