There is no reason for you to endure abnormal vaginal bleeding when the problem can be promptly treated. Heavy bleeding, also known as menorrhagia, often interferes with your daily routine, causes anemia, and creates a serious inconvenience. However, you can resolve your condition with the help of a board-certified gynecologic surgeon.
Since one of several factors could be the cause of uterine bleeding, you should first schedule a consultation with a gynecologic surgeon experienced in dealing with abnormal vaginal bleeding. In Los Angeles, there are many doctors to choose from, however, you want a compassionate specialist who has the expertise to diagnose the cause of the disorder and select the right treatment for you.
Causes of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be caused by any of the following conditions:
- PID, thyroid problems and endometriosis
- Uterine polyps or fibroids
- Hormonal imbalance
- Bleeding disorders
Your initial meeting with the doctor would typically include a thorough gynecologic examination and a discussion of your medical history. Your doctor could then diagnose the cause of your excessive bleeding and discuss treatment options with you.
Treatment of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
Your doctor could suggest a noninvasive method first to regulate or control your abnormal vaginal bleeding. You might consider an oral contraceptive or oral progesterone to restore normal bleeding. Also, inserting a hormonal IUD into the uterus can be effective in thinning the uterine lining.
You could try one of those methods or if you prefer, you could select a minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedure such as:
- Hysteroscopy: Technique using a hysteroscope for examining uterine lining and removing polyps.
- NovaSure: State-of-the-art ablation procedure applying radiofrequency energy to remove uterine lining and stop heavy bleeding.
The Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence uses NovaSure for abnormal vaginal bleeding at its Los Angeles facility. The minimally invasive treatment is conducted as an outpatient procedure, and it results in a quicker recovery and minimizes scarring and risk of infection.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If your life is inconvenienced by abnormal vaginal bleeding, our Los Angeles facility of the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence can help you. Call us today at 888.817.1439 for a consultation. Talk to one of our expert physicians, and you will get answers to your questions and information on treatment choices.