Abnormal Bleeding Specialist

When women from Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area suffer from abnormal bleeding and periods, the doctors at The Women’s Health Center in Fountain Valley, California provide expert testing and treatment to help women get back to normal.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

The Women's Health Center

How Can I Tell if My Periods are Abnormal?

Most women experience a level of discomfort while menstruating during their lifetime. This is common and not something to contact a doctor about. Some women will note that their periods are severely painful and will cause them to be unable to complete their daily activities of living. If a woman is used to a certain level of pain during menstruation and notes that this pain is more pronounced or bleeds beyond the normal level, it may be a good time to contact your medical provider.

When Should I Contact a Doctor About Abnormal Bleeding?

Most cramping related to menstruation lasts around three days. This can be expected and is common for some women. Women should pay attention to the severity of bleeding and note whether or not it is consistent to what they have come to expect when experiencing menstruation. If bleeding is more severe than expected, especially while the woman is pregnant, immediate medical attention may be warranted. Women should always contact their medical provider if they are fearful that something may be wrong with their menstruation cycle.

What Kind of Treatment is Available?

If a medical provider determines that there is nothing severely wrong with the patient, a woman will likely be prescribed anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen. This will allow the woman to reduce her pain and irritation. Additionally, massage, exercise, heat, oral contraceptives, and other interventions may be administered to assist a woman in returning to normal. If a medical provider determines that the irritation is caused by a more serious medical condition, then a procedure may be warranted. Some of these procedures are designed to remove polyps, cysts, fibroid, and endometriosis. Prompt removal of these complications will reduce pain for the patient.

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Location
The Women's Health Center
9940 Talbert Avenue, Suite 303
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: 714-462-1348
Fax: 714-378-5621
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