Heavy Bleeding

From time to time, you may experience what you feel is unusually heavy bleeding during your menstrual periods. Fortunately for most women and for most of the time, these incidents are not excessive enough to be diagnosed as menorrhagia (pronounced men-or-ray-zha).

Determining Abnormal Bleeding

The best and easiest way to know if you are experiencing menorrhagia or abnormal uterine bleeding is to note how often you need to change your pad or tampon. If your period is heavy enough to require changing more often than every one or two hours, or if you have a period that lasts more than a full week, you may be experiencing menorrhagia.

There are many causes of Heavy Bleeding and a thorough evaluation supported by specific diagnostic testing is necessary to precisely determine the underlying cause or causes of your problem and to ensure a successful outcome.

Some of the causes of Heavy Bleeding may include:

  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Uterine Fibroids or Adenomyosis
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • IntraUterine Devices (IUDs for contraception)

Dr. Gauta specializes in the medical and surgical management of abnormal uterine bleeding. As a board certified gynecologist and urogynecologist, he can evaluate your entire pelvic system to provide an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan just for you.

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