If you’re experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, it’s important to seek medical attention to rule out a serious condition. Vonne Jones, MD, is a caring OB/GYN who founded Total Women's Care to provide personalized healthcare to women in the Houston area. At her friendly and tranquil practice, Dr. Jones cares for her patients with a personalized and compassionate “total woman” approach. Call or schedule an appointment online to find solutions for your abnormal uterine bleeding; same-day appointments are available if you require urgent attention.
A typical menstrual cycle -- the time when you're not on your "period" -- usually lasts between 24 and 38 days. A normal menstrual period can last up to eight days.
Previously known as dysfunctional uterine bleeding, uterine bleeding is considered abnormal when it occurs in the following situations:
You can experience abnormal uterine bleeding at any age, but it’s most likely to occur during puberty and perimenopause.
Abnormal uterine bleeding can happen for a variety of reasons, such as:
Certain types of cancer of cancer can also cause abnormal bleeding, so it’s important to discuss your symptoms with Dr. Jones so she can reach a diagnosis.
To identify the cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding, Dr. Jones might recommend a variety of tests. Some of these include:
Effectively treating abnormal uterine bleeding depends on its cause. Dr. Jones might recommend several options such as medications that adjust your hormones, decrease the size of fibroids, reduce inflammation, or to treat an infection.
Sometimes, surgery is needed to manage abnormal uterine bleeding. The surgical treatment that Dr. Jones recommends is based on your age, condition, and desire to have children. Some of these procedures include:
If you’re experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, call Total Women's Care, or schedule an appointment online; same-day appointments are available if you require urgent care.