Although bleeding is a natural part of the month for younger women, it can be abnormal sometimes. Abnormal bleeding occurs in between menstrual cycles, or cycles that last longer than an average of 7 days. Usually there can be uncomfortable pain associated with this.
There are some common conditions that can cause this abnormal uterine bleeding, check them out below.
This is a condition caused by uterine tissue growth where it doesn’t belong. It can be outside of the uterus or around the pelvic floor. Symptoms of endometriosis include pain during intercourse, pelvic pain, infertility, excessive menstrual cramps and pain, and abnormal and/or heavy menstrual flow.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
This condition occurs when you have an infection of your reproductive organs. The infection usually spreads from an initial vaginal infection to your uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes. Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease include pelvis and abdomen pain, pain during sexual intercourse, painful urination, fever, upper abdomen pain, lethargy, and unusual vaginal bleeding.
This condition occurs when uterus tissue lining grows into the outer muscle wall of the uterus. This makes your uterus grow large and thick, due to an extra layer of tissue growing. It is a form of endometriosis, but the difference lies in where exactly the extra tissue grows. Symptoms of adenomyosis can range from unnoticable, mild pain, to severe cramping, heavy bleeding, and painful sexual intercourse.
This condition occurs when there are abnormal noncancerous tissue growths inside the uterus. They can range in size and be unnoticable or cause severe pain, frequent urination, constipation, backache, infertility, and heavy menstrual bleeding. The fibroid type depends on their specific location and can be caused by different factors depending on your specific health and body.
This common condition occurs when inner uterus tissue lining overgrows. Usually, polyps are not harmful but may be irritating to deal with. Symptoms include lower abdomen pain, vaginal discharge, menstrual-like cramps, heavy and/or abnormal bleeding. Polyps are usually diagnosed with a simple procedure called a hysteroscopy. A hysteroscopy is a quick, painless in-office procedure. Dr. Gitiforooz inserts a thin flexible tube with a camera (called a hysteroscope) into your vagina and then either takes a tissue sample to test or removes the polyp.
Here at Advanced Women’s Health and Surgery, we care about your optimal health. Our FACOG board-certified gynecologist, Dr. Habibeh Gitiforooz, MD can help if you have any of these symptoms described or any other concerns.
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