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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Specialist

Midwifery Women's Care -  - Midwife

Midwifery Women's Care

Midwives & OB-GYNs located in Boca Raton, FL

The health care providers at Midwifery Women’s Care help many Boca Raton, Florida women who suffer from abnormal uterine bleeding.

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

What Is Abnormal Uterine Bleeding?

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding is another term for abnormal periods including heavy bleeding, cycles that last longer or less than 28 days, or spotting between periods. Other names used to describe this symptom are Abnormal Uterine Bleeding are dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) and abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). Abnormal Uterine Bleeding is not the same as abnormal bleeding during pregnancy. Any woman who has spotting or bleeding during pregnancy should immediately contact her healthcare provider.

What Causes Abnormal Uterine Bleeding?

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding can be caused by several different issues, which may or may not be concerning. These include hormonal imbalances, clotting problems, or abnormal growths in the uterus. These abnormal growths could be fibroids, which are common and noncancerous, polyps, or cancerous tumors. Because Abnormal Uterine Bleeding can be a sign of a potentially serious health issues, any woman who has abnormal bleeding should contact her healthcare provider. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding may not be as urgent as spotting or bleeding during pregnancy, but the bleeding should still be checked out by an experienced provider. Women should contact their provider as soon as possible, and their provider can then determine how quickly an appointment should be scheduled.

How will my doctor determine the cause of my abnormal bleeding?

Your doctor will start with a pelvic examination. This reveals whether your uterus is enlarged or whether any new or unusual lumps are present. An ultrasound procedure may also be performed to check for fibroids or polyps. An anemia test is also recommended. Many women who suffer from heavy periods suffer from anemia, which could also cause fatigue and episodes of dizziness. If you physician suspects the possibility of cancer, he or she will order a biopsy. This is a test in which cell are removed from the uterus or cervix and sent to a lab for analysis.