For many people, uterine bleeding comes at random. Some people do not have normal periods, or they think they are always on their period. Sometimes bleeding becomes too unpredictable, sometimes even too heavy, and can cause a lot of suffering.
If you bleed when it is not your period, you might be experiencing abnormal bleeding that requires treatment. Here's what you need to know about abnormal bleeding treatments.
What Are the Symptoms of Abnormal Bleeding?
You might first notice abnormal bleeding because your periods are very heavy. They may suddenly become so heavy that you are soaking pads and tampons at a much faster rate than you used to. You might also notice that you start bleeding between periods or after you have intercourse. In some cases, those who have already gone through menopause suddenly begin bleeding.
It's not only about the amount of blood either. Your period might be longer than a week, or it might be that your periods are irregular, occurring every two weeks or so.
What Causes Abnormal Bleeding?
Abnormal bleeding can be linked to a few different causes, including changes in your hormones. Your body's hormones might be telling it to hold on to more blood than it needs, for example. Your hormones could be affected by birth control pills, weight fluctuations, stress, and health conditions.
Some abnormal bleeding is linked to health problems. For example, you could have fibroids, which are like small tumors that grow near the uterus. Conditions like endometriosis can have a similar impact.
Abnormal bleeding can also be linked to clotting disorders, cervical cancer, cervical infection, and sexually transmitted infections.
What Treatments Are Available for Abnormal Bleeding?
There are several treatments available, but you will need to talk with your doctor to find the best solution for your condition.
Often, medication is the first option. Doctors might try giving you birth control pills, an IUD, or medications that prevent hormones being made in the body. Anti-inflammatories can also be helpful.
In other cases, surgery is the best option. Your doctor might recommend endometrial ablation, which destroys the uterine lining and can end not only abnormal bleeding but also your period. You could also undergo a procedure to remove fibroids or even to remove your uterus.
If you experience abnormal bleeding, it is important that you make an appointment with your doctor to make sure that you can get diagnosed and treated to avoid this common problem.Share
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