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Abnormal Bleeding

When is bleeding abnormal?

Bleeding in any of the following situations is considered abnormal uterine bleeding and should be evaluated by a gynecologist:

  • Bleeding or spotting between periods

  • Bleeding or spotting after sex

  • Heavy bleeding during your period

  • Menstrual cycles that are longer than 38 days or shorter than 24 days

  • “Irregular” periods in which cycle length varies by more than 7–9 days

  • Bleeding after menopause

What causes abnormal bleeding?

Some of the causes of abnormal bleeding include the following:

  • Problems with ovulation

  • Fibroids and polyps

  • A condition in which the endometrium grows into the wall of the uterus

  • Bleeding disorders

  • Problems linked to some birth control methods, such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or birth control pills

  • Miscarriage

  • Ectopic pregnancy

  • Certain types of cancer, such as cancer of the uterus

Dr. Gueye may start by checking for problems most common in your age group. Some of them are not serious and are easy to treat. Others can be more serious. Once Dr. Gueye diagnoses the cause, a treatment plan will be devised for you. 


Visionary Women's Health Clinic

Gynecology and Medical Spa in Columbia, MD 
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