Some Conditions That May Be Causing Your Bleeding Disorder

Some Conditions That May Be Causing Your Bleeding Disorder

Getting your monthly menstrual period during your childbearing years can sometimes be unpleasant, but if your uterine bleeding is abnormal, you might be experiencing disruptive pain and discomfort. Even worse, a uterine bleeding disorder can be a sign you have an underlying condition.

No matter what the cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding, here at Women's Health Associates of Southern Nevada, Northwest in Las Vegas, Nevada, our team, including OB/GYNs Anita Gondy, MD, Saovaros V. Michaels, MD, and Henry Luh, DO, offer a full range of treatments that resolve your underlying condition and relieve your abnormal uterine bleeding. 

Discover some of the conditions most commonly associated with a bleeding disorder.

What is a bleeding disorder?

A bleeding disorder is any type of abnormal uterine bleeding you might be experiencing. Some types of abnormal uterine bleeding are easy to spot, including when you bleed between menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, and after menopause.

Other kinds of abnormal uterine bleeding are more subtle because they take place during your monthly period. You might have abnormal bleeding if you have any of the following menstrual problems:

Additionally, any type of heavy bleeding during your period can indicate you have a bleeding disorder. It can also put you at risk for developing anemia.

Common causes of bleeding disorders

Our skilled clinicians at WHASN - NW can diagnose and treat your bleeding disorder. These are some of the potential conditions they might diagnose.

Uterine fibroids and polyps

Fibroids and polyps are both non-cancerous structural abnormalities that are present within your uterus. Fibroids grow in the muscles of your uterus, while polyps grow on your cervical and uterine lining.

Treatment for fibroids and polyps depends on how large they are. It can range from monitoring them to taking medication to a minimally invasive in-office procedure. If these conservative treatment approaches don’t work, your doctor may recommend surgical intervention.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder that occurs when your endometrium, the membrane lining the interior of your uterus, grows outside of your uterus. Endometriosis is diagnosed with laparoscopy and treated by medication or a minimally invasive surgical procedure.

Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows into the muscles of your uterine wall. Anti-inflammatory medications, hormone therapy, and minimally invasive procedures can all treat this condition.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a hormonal condition caused by cysts growing on your ovaries, which can lead to you having irregular or no menstrual periods. Lifestyle changes and taking medication, including hormonal birth control, help treat PCOS.

Uterine cancer

In rare cases, heavy menstrual bleeding can be a symptom of uterine cancer. 

Bleeding disorder treatment

Our team at WHASN - NW performs a full diagnostic evaluation to determine the cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding. This includes an examination and, in some cases, diagnostic testing to determine if you have polyps, fibroids, or other growths.

The treatment you receive is personalized, depending on the underlying reason you have abnormal bleeding. Our team starts conservatively by treating any growths causing abnormal bleeding with medications or a minimally invasive procedure you can get right in the office. 

For PCOS or other hormonal imbalances, our team can prescribe medications to reduce your bleeding. They also might recommend a hormonal IUD or other hormonal birth control.

Abnormal uterine bleeding doesn’t need to take over your life. If you experience symptoms of a bleeding disorder, call our office or book your appointment online today.

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