Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal Bleeding Specialist

Dr. Aaron Campbell offers comprehensive gynecological care to all of his patients living in the Brenham, Texas area. The doctor and staff of Brenham Women’s Health can effectively diagnose and treat abnormal bleeding associated with many reproductive disorders, including fibroids, hormone problems, and postmenopausal bleeding. Dr. Campbell encourages women throughout the area to visit the facility if they encounter any health concerns associated with their menstrual cycle.


Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

by Aaron Campbell, MD, FACOG

 

Can abnormal bleeding be a sign of something more serious?

Many adolescent girls and women have abnormally heavy periods from month to month. Although this may be normal for some, it may be an indication of something more serious for others. Abnormal bleeding can be the result of a hormone imbalance, endometriosis, PCOS, uterine cancer, or worst case scenario, a miscarriage. Spotting that occurs between menstrual cycles can be a sign of fibroids or cysts. If a woman’s periods begin to decrease and blood flow continually begins to slow down, this may mean she’s entering the first stages of menopause. Any time abnormal bleeding occurs outside the scope of a woman’s normal cycle, a visit to Brenham Women’s Health should be scheduled.

Can abnormal bleeding be the result of a hormone imbalance?

Most times a woman experiences some degree of abnormal bleeding, the cause can be traced to some degree of hormonal imbalance. Hormones regulate every aspect of a woman’s reproductive cycle. A woman’s delicate hormone balance can be disrupted by stress, physical illness, emotional upset, or reproductive issues that stem from pregnancy and childbirth. Menopause can also cause changes to occur within the delicate balance that can lead to a wide variety of symptoms, including abnormal uterine bleeding. Hormone replacement therapy may be what’s needed to restore balance to the hormones and correct bleeding abnormalities.

How is abnormal bleeding treated at Brenham Women’s Health?

Abnormal bleeding can be treated in many ways. To treat it effectively, however, the exact cause must be determined and addressed. Abnormal bleeding during pregnancy would be treated much differently than bleeding associated with a bad period or menopause. If the cause of the bleeding (or lack of it) is due to a hormonal imbalance, hormone replacement therapy may be needed to help correct the problem. If excessive bleeding is caused by damage to the uterus, an ablation technique may be used to remove the lining of the organ. This is a permanent fix, however, and may prevent future pregnancies.