Why You Should Never Ignore Abnormal Bleeding

Why You Should Never Ignore Abnormal Bleeding

Though you are unique, most of your biological processes probably fall within a range that doctors consider “normal.” You know what your normal menstrual cycle is like, so when something feels off or wrong, it’s time to schedule an appointment. 

Dr. Daniel Esteves has been a practicing gynecologist in Lawrenceville, Georgia, for more than 20 years, and he has seen plenty of cases of abnormal bleeding — some due to serious issues and others caused by something as simple as hormone fluctuations or stress. In his experience, it’s always better to find out why you have abnormal bleeding and get treatment if it’s necessary. 

Common causes of abnormal bleeding

Some serious conditions are associated with abnormal bleeding, which is the main reason you should seek care if you’re experiencing it. One heavy period may not be a reason to worry, but sudden changes or a steady worsening of symptoms related to your menstrual cycle should signal that it’s time to see Dr. Esteves. 

Common reasons for abnormal bleeding include: 

Some women think they just have to live with heavy or painful periods, and others feel embarrassed about discussing it. Dr. Esteves is an experienced physician who wants you to discuss such issues! It’s also important to know that most of the reasons for heavy periods can be treated if they don’t resolve on their own. 

Possible Treatments 

Although Dr. Esteves makes treatment suggestions based on several factors, it is helpful to know what the common treatments for abnormal bleeding are. For example, if fibroids are causing problems, medications, hormonal treatments, or surgery can help resolve the issue. 

PCOS may be treated through lifestyle changes or medication successfully, and several treatment approaches may help ease the symptoms associated with endometriosis.

The most appropriate and effective treatment plan depends on the underlying issue, your personal medical history, whether you plan to become pregnant, and many other concerns. Dr. Esteves’ physical exam, along with diagnostic tests and your individual health and preferences are all considerations. 

When to schedule your appointment

Any time you notice a sudden or significant change in your menstrual cycle, you should talk to Dr. Esteves. Similarly, if you notice a pattern of change, such as heavier than usual periods consecutively, it’s time to make an appointment. A drastic change in the amount of blood or in the amount of pain you feel is a good reason to have an evaluation. 

You can expect us to ask questions about your menstrual cycle, whether or not you use birth control, and your medical history. More information helps Dr. Esteves make an accurate diagnosis and to suggest effective treatments for you. 

Don’t worry; schedule an appointment instead. 

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