Stay Well Health Medical Care PC -  - Obstetrician

Leonard Emma, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY & Staten Island Mall, Staten Island, NY

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

For those throughout New York City, NY, Stay Well Health Medical Care can assist women with treatment for reproductive health conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding. Dr. Emma can identify the cause of the bleeding and work with patients to provide the most successful treatments. Patients can visit offices in Fulton, Brooklyn, Staten Island Mall, and Queens.

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Q & A

by Leonard Emma, MD

What is abnormal uterine bleeding?

Abnormal or irregular bleeding can develop for a variety of women and is not uncommon for women to experience at some point in their lives. It applies to bleeding which develops between menstrual cycles. Bleeding is typically viewed as abnormal when it occurs:

  • At a surprising time, such as before puberty, following the start of menopause, or during a pregnancy.
  • During a menstrual cycle but is excessively light or heavy.
  • Between menstrual periods or when a menstrual period is not expected.

What causes abnormal uterine bleeding?

While abnormal bleeding does not generally indicate a serious condition, it can have several different causes. Irregular or abnormal bleeding is usually caused by:

  • Ovulation
  • Medicines such as oral birth control or contraceptive implants
  • An intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Infection of the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, or ovaries
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

In some situations, tremendous emotional stress and extreme arduous activity can cause uncharacteristic bleeding. These conditions can affect women’s menstrual cycles. Any bleeding which develops during pregnancy should be assessed by the obstetrician right away as it could be a sign of a more severe medical condition.

What should I do if I experience abnormal bleeding?

Go to the emergency room right away if you experience irregular bleeding which causes you to lose consciousness. If severe abdominal or pelvic pain, heavy bleeding which lasts for more than two hours, sensations of lightheadedness or dizziness, or fainting occurs, contact the office or come into to see the OB/GYN immediately. Women should also monitor their symptoms closely. Call the doctor if pregnancy is suspected, if the bleeding worsens or continues for over a week, fever develops, or if a new pain develops. Dr. Emma is an expert in treating gynecological issues and can determine the exact cause of the abnormal uterine bleeding. At the practice, he will work to ensure that the best type of treatment is followed for their needs.

Insurance

For your convenience we work with you and your insurance company so you may receive the maximum benefits allowed by your policy. There is by no means a complete list of insurance providers as there are hundreds of insurers out there. We do accept Medicare, various Medicaid programs, HMO, and private plans. Please call our offices to confirm whether your insurance is accepted.

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GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
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