A woman’s menstrual cycle usually occurs every 28 days, but can range between 24 and 35 days. Menstruation normally spans 5 days, but can range from 3 to 7 days.
Abnormal uterine bleeding is irregular bleeding from the uterus that lasts longer or is heavier than normal, or does not occur at your regular time.
For example, heavy bleeding during your period or spotting between periods could mean you have abnormal uterine bleeding.
Abnormal bleeding can have many causes and occur at any age. It may be the sign of a gynecologic condition or other health problem.
Possible causes of abnormal uterine bleeding include:
If you have abnormal uterine bleeding or other gynecologic issues, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412 to make an appointment.
Symptoms of abnormal uterine bleeding can include:
Tests to diagnose abnormal uterine bleeding may include any or all of the following:
If you have symptoms of abnormal uterine bleeding, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412 to make an appointment.
At the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, we tailor treatment to your needs, goals, and the cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding.
To control hormones, we may prescribe medical treatments such as:
Surgical treatment options to remove growths that cause bleeding may include:
Your surgeon may also advise a hysterectomy to remove the uterus.
To learn more about treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding or to make an appointment, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412.
University of Pittsburgh Physicians Division of Gynecologic Specialties
Magee-Womens Hospital UPMC300 Halket St.Pittsburgh, PA 15213