Treatment for Your Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal menstrual bleeding is surprisingly common. In fact, as many as a third of all women have medical treatment for periods that are abnormally heavy. Other women may have very long periods, very short periods, or miss their period entirely for months at a time. None of these patterns is normal, but fortunately, they can all be treated.

As a leading board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in Newburgh, Indiana, Paul W. Morrison, M.D., uses state-of-the-art diagnostics to identify the underlying causes of abnormal bleeding. And he provides custom treatment plans to help every patient live their healthiest life. In this blog, Dr. Morrison discusses some of the causes of abnormal bleeding and some of the treatment options.

Types of abnormal bleeding

Most people think abnormal bleeding means heavy periods, but that’s just one type of abnormal menstrual bleeding. Other types include:

A variety of factors can cause or contribute to abnormal periods, including:

Even lifestyle factors, such as losing a significant amount of weight, gaining a significant amount of weight, or having too much stress, can cause your period to become abnormal. 

Custom treatment is key

Just as there are varying causes of abnormal bleeding, there are different treatment options as well. Before beginning treatment, Dr. Morrison will talk to you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam, including a pelvic exam. He might also order blood work, diagnostic imaging, or other tests to check the condition of your uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.

Once Dr. Morrison determines the cause of your abnormal bleeding, he can suggest a treatment option that’s optimized for your needs and your lifestyle. Possible treatment options include:

Dr. Morrison has particular expertise in minimally invasive methods to treat your bleeding. This allows you to have freedom from your heavy periods and return to your normal life as quickly as possible. With over 15 years of performing hundreds of laparoscopic hysterectomies, and over one thousand laparoscopic cases, we are able to provide you state of the art treatment with the confidence you will be in experienced hands. 

Some outpatient procedures can be performed in our office, while other procedures are performed in a hospital as either an outpatient procedure and usually not more than a 24-hour hospital stay. Every treatment plan is customized for the individual patient, which means you can feel confident that your treatment will be the most effective and most appropriate option for you.

If you have abnormal bleeding, Dr. Morrison can find out what’s causing your condition and get you the help you need. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with the practice of Paul W. Morrison, M.D. today.

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