What causes abnormal bleeding?

There are many different causes of abnormal bleeding, including:

  • Hormone imbalances
  • Thyroid disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome 
  • Polyps or fibroid abnormalities in the uterus 
  • Cancers or the reproductive system 
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Vaginal infections 
  • Birth control
  • Medications 

Because abnormal bleeding can be linked to a number of different conditions, be sure to keep track of your symptoms. 

Treatments for Abnormal Bleeding

Birth Control
When a hormone imbalance causes abnormal bleeding, birth control can help to regulate menstrual cycles and hormone levels. 
Other Medications
 Anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen can lessen the abnormal bleeding. 
Surgery
Different surgical procedures like an ablation, hysteroscopy, embolization, or a complete hysterectomy may help with abnormal bleeding. 

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How can you diagnose abnormal bleeding?

To find out what is causing abnormal bleeding, your provider may give you a blood test, hormone test, pelvic ultrasound, biopsy, or a thyroid test. 

When should I seek treatment for abnormal bleeding?

You should call your doctor if you have an extremely heavy period, are feeling weak or short of breath, or if you are bleeding for longer than a week. 

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