Comprehensive OBGYN PA
Sariye Savci, MD, FACOG
OBGYN located in Hackensack, NJ
Abnormal bleeding is common, but many women may not seek medical help thinking it’s normal. But abnormalities in your menstrual cycle may be signs of an underlying gynecological problem. Board-certified Sariye Savci, MD, FACOG, of Comprehensive OBGYN PA in Hackensack, New Jersey, takes a patient-centered approach to care. She offers comprehensive exams to find the root cause of your abnormal bleeding to provide the best care. Don’t put your health needs aside; call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Abnormal Bleeding Q & A
What is abnormal bleeding?
Abnormal bleeding includes any bleeding that differs from your normal menstrual cycle. A woman’s typical menstrual cycle runs anywhere from 24 to 38 days, with a period that lasts up to eight days.
You may be experiencing abnormal bleeding if you have:
- Bleeding in-between your period
- Bleeding longer than eight days
- Heavy menstrual bleeding that disrupts your daily routine
- Bleeding after menopause
- Menstrual cycle shorter than 24 days or longer than 38 days
- Bleeding after sex
- Irregular period
Abnormal bleeding is common and expected in some situations. Girls may have an irregular period when they first start menstruating. You may also have abnormal bleeding before you reach menopause.
However, no matter your age, symptoms, or suspected cause, you shouldn’t ignore abnormal bleeding. At Comprehensive OBGYN PA, Dr. Savci can provide the care you need.
What causes abnormal bleeding?
Abnormal bleeding may develop from any number of causes and is a symptom of many gynecological conditions.
Common causes of abnormal bleeding include:
- Hormonal changes
- Early signs of pregnancy
- Gynecological cancer
- Problem with a birth control method
Your abnormal bleeding may also be a symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which causes hormonal changes that affect your menstrual cycle.
What happens during an abnormal bleeding consultation?
When you visit Comprehensive OBGYN PA with concerns about abnormal bleeding, you can expect a comprehensive, patient-centered evaluation. Dr. Savci works hard to make you feel comfortable and safe and really listens to your concerns and needs.
Dr. Savci asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including your usual menstrual cycle, gynecological history, medical history, and family history. She also performs a physical and pelvic exam.
To confirm or rule out a suspected cause to explain your abnormal bleeding, Dr. Savci may run lab work or perform an in-office ultrasound or hysteroscopy.
How is abnormal bleeding treated?
Treatment for your abnormal bleeding may depend on the underlying cause. Dr. Savci works closely with you to develop a plan that caters to your needs.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Hormonal birth control
- Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist
- Tranexamic acid
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Disease-specific medication
For women with heavy menstrual bleeding without future pregnancy plans, Dr. Savci may recommend endometrial ablation with NovaSure®. During the hospital-based procedure, she uses the NovaSure device to heat and destroy your endometrial tissue to reduce bleeding.
Call Comprehensive OBGYN PA, or request a consultation online, to schedule an appointment with a physician who puts your health and needs above all else.