Are you one of the many women that experience abnormal vaginal or uterine bleeding, spotting between your periods, and other similar symptoms? If you have not experience this yet, it is likely that you may experience it sometime in the near future. Vaginal or uterine bleeding is considered to be normal. However it may be abnormal under certain conditions. For example, it would be abnormal to bleed if you are not expecting your menstrual period. In addition, if the bleed is unexpected or unlike your normal period, including if it is a menstrual flow that is both lighter or heavier. Bleed before the age of 9, during pregnancy, after sex, during the cycle, prolonged bleeding, or after menopause are also considered to be abnormal. The menstrual cycles are supposed to be longer than 21 days and shorter than 35 days. Any cycle beyond this period is considered to be abnormal.
Some causes of irregular or abnormal uterine bleeding include pregnancy, miscarriage, birth control pills, contraceptive methods, fibroids, adenomyosis, polyps, infections, cancer, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Please call and set up a meeting with me at 201-957-7220 to order labs and perform tests to determine the cause of the abnormal bleeding. Possible analysis methods include Ultrasound, Saline sonogram, Endometrial biopsy, Hysteroscopy, and an MRI. Some of these procedures may be performed in the office at 20 WILSEY SQUARE, SUITE C, RIDGEWOOD, NJ 07450, while others may be performed at our affiliate hospital locations at the Valley Hospital or Chilton Medical Center. We perform ultrasound, saline sonogram, and endometrial biopsy in our office. Hysteroscopy is performed in a hospital or surgical center.
Once a diagnosis is made, you and your doctor can determine a treatment plan specific to you, taking into account your age, personal and family history, whether you want to have children, and any other personal wishes. Most women may be treated with medication, while other women may need surgery. Medications we offer include hormonal and non-hormonal options. The vast majority of surgeries we perform are minimally-invasive and are either outpatient or may require a one-night stay in the hospital.