Bleeding In Between Periods
Irregular vaginal bleeding can occur for many different reasons.
Helping you to understand
At Gynae Solution, we will use plain language to explain what you have, what the treatment options are and what your prognosis is in terms you can understand.
What is classed as irregular bleeding?
Periods typically occur once every 28 days and last for five to seven days. Irregular bleeding is defined as any bleeding that falls outside these parameters – either occurring more frequently or less frequently, including spotting between periods – or bleeding that is abnormally heavy.
Irregular vaginal bleeding can be caused by many conditions, including:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Hormonal imbalances
- Puberty and menopause
- Excessive exercise
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
Sometimes, diseases affecting other organs or interfering with clotting can also cause irregular periods. Mr Jafaru Abu will perform a careful and in-depth evaluation to determine the cause of your irregular bleeding so you can get the treatment that is most appropriate for you.
In addition to performing an exam and discussing your symptoms, Mr Jafaru Abu may order additional tests to identify the cause of irregular bleeding. Blood work and ultrasound can both be performed in the clinic, and other tests can be scheduled as needed. Some irregular bleeding issues can be "inherited," so it is worth including any family history of irregular bleeding or risk factors when filling out your patient history, and mention them to Mr Jafaru Abu during your visit.
Listening to you
It's important to find a consultant who will listen to your concerns to help explain and answer any questions you might have.
Treatment of irregular bleeding
The treatment of irregular bleeding depends of the cause.
When an infection is identified, it will be appropriately treated. If a growth or tumor is found, it can be removed. Hormonal changes can be treated with hormone replacement or birth control pills. In some cases, no treatment is necessary and the condition will resolve on its own. We will discuss options with you at length so you can make an informed decision.