Menstrual Bleeding Issues TREATMENTS
When it’s that time of the month and you feel that all is not well, it’s time to count on the best OBGYN practice in Newport Beach for your menstrual bleeding issues.
Periods that last more than eight days, bleeding after sexual intercourse, and spotting in between your cycles are all important signs that should never be ignored.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 1 in 5 American women suffer from abnormal menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). So, if you’re going through this, it’s important to know that you are not alone. This is a very common reason why women visit their gynecologists.
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Some of the common symptoms of menorrhagia include:
Extremely heavy bleeding during periods
Extremely heavy bleeding during periods could indicate a condition such as menorrhagia.
Soaking through pads in under 2 hours
Soaking through pads in under 2 hours is a sign of heavy abnormal menstrual bleeding.
Passing large blood clots
Passing large blood clots may be a symptom of a condition such as fibroids or adenomyosis.
Bleeding for more than 8 days
Bleeding for more than 8 days could be a sign of a condition such as endometriosis.
Significantly shorter-than-normal menstrual cycles
Significantly shorter-than-normal menstrual cycles may be caused by hormonal imbalances or other conditions.
Post-menopause bleeding should be evaluated by a healthcare professional as it may be a sign of a serious condition.
No menstruation (amenorrhea) can be caused by pregnancy, menopause, hormonal imbalances, or other conditions.
If you are dealing with any of the symptoms above, Broad Medical OB/GYN practice evaluates you to check if you have menstrual health disorders.
Dealing with Menstrual Bleeding Issues in Newport Beach
Doctor Jennifer Broad, MD is a top Newport Beach Gynecologist who has been in practice for over 13 years at her office in Orange County, California. She is the only doctor you will talk to, and she is the one who will write down your medical history, explain your medical options, and do procedures.
Dr. Broad works with a vibrant team of nurses and technicians all who share her passion for women's health. As such, anytime you walk into our clinic you're welcomed into a warm and friendly environment where you will be cared for by people who know what it is like to be a woman.
What Can I Expect During an Evaluation?
You can expect nothing short of a comprehensive medical examination when you visit our Newport Beach, Orange County practice due to menstrual bleeding concerns. Our evaluation process is designed in such a manner that we get to listen to you first before we recommend any diagnostic tests or procedures for you.
During your visit, Dr. Broad asks important questions about your symptoms. These may include questions about your medical, sexual, and gynecological health history. She may then perform a physical and pelvic exam along with advanced diagnostic tests, such as:
- Hormone level check
- Pap test
- STD testing
- CT scan
In some cases, Dr. Broad may perform a diagnostic laparoscopy to get to the root cause of your menstrual bleeding issues. This is a test that involves making small incisions on the abdomen and pelvis to enable your gynecologist to check your pelvic organs for any abnormalities.
During the minimally invasive surgery, the gynecologist uses a thin tube with a camera (known as a laparoscope) to evaluate your reproductive organs.
If she spots any abnormalities, she may recommend further procedures to control your abnormal menstrual bleeding.
Our Approach to Menstrual Bleeding Problems
One thing that makes us different is that we always take time to listen to our patients and answer any questions they might have. We then proceed to educate them on their well-being and the choices they have at their disposal.
At our women’s health practice in Orange County, we believe that each woman’s journey is different. And for this reason, we always strive to individualize your care routine based on the underlying cause(s) of your irregular bleeding symptoms.
Most importantly, we review each one of our patients’ gynecological health concerns on a case-by-case basis – this enables us to deliver customized care for your exact needs.
Some of the treatment options we provide for vaginal bleeding problems include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Endometrial ablation
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Hormonal birth control
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
- Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist
In some cases, the gynecologist may recommend a minimally invasive surgery to remove polyps or fibroids.
Why It Is Important to Get Professional Help for Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
Other than that, if left unattended, heavy bleeding can lead to anemia among other iron-deficiency complications.
A simple blood test can assess how your body is coping with the excessive bleeding and confirm whether you are anemic or not. In that case, Dr. Broad can advise you on ways to restore your blood counts to the normal range.
APPOINTMENT WITH US
At Broad Medical in Newport Beach, Dr. Broad and the team are on hand to conduct comprehensive evaluations to assess the underlying cause of your irregular bleeding. To schedule an evaluation with our board-certified OB/GYN, contact our office by phone or make an online booking today.