Abnormal Bleeding

Advanced Menstrual Care Center

Gynecologist located in Towson, MD and Baltimore, MD

Abnormal bleeding during your period is a common problem that can prevent you from participating in your daily activities. If you experience abnormal bleeding on a regular basis, Steven Tucker, MD, ACGE, FACOG, an exceptionally trained and experienced gynecologist, and the team at Advanced Menstrual Care Center, in Towson, Maryland, can provide relief. Dr. Tucker takes a comprehensive, personalized approach to treating your menstrual problems, diagnosing the underlying causes and providing prompt, effective treatment. Call to schedule a consultation or book online today.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

When is menstrual bleeding considered abnormal?

Menstrual bleeding that lasts beyond the average 3-7 days of a normal menstrual cycle or bleeding between periods is considered abnormal bleeding. Additionally, you may experience abnormal bleeding as any of the following conditions:

  • Very heavy bleeding during your period

  • Spotting between periods

  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse

  • Bleeding after menopause

  • Long menstrual cycles, or a long time between periods


While abnormal bleeding can occur at any age, it’s often more of a concern when hormones fluctuate the most during teenage years and during perimenopause – the time leading up to menopause. If bleeding is extremely heavy – a condition known as menorrhagia – it may prevent you from participating in daily activities and lead to fatigue or anemia.

What causes abnormal bleeding?

In some cases, it’s hard to determine the cause of abnormal bleeding. Dr. Tucker conducts a complete exam and discusses your medical history with you to understand the underlying factors of your abnormal bleeding. Some of the most common causes of abnormal menstrual bleeding include:

  • Hormone imbalances

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Endometrial polyps

  • A side effect of an intrauterine device (IUD)

  • Ovary dysfunction

  • Inherited bleeding disorders

  • Certain medications

  • Existing medical conditions

 

Fortunately, abnormal bleeding is highly treatable and you can often see a significant improvement after just a few visits to Advanced Menstrual Care Center.

What treatments are effective for abnormal bleeding?

Your treatment for abnormal bleeding depends on the underlying causes. Dr. Tucker takes a personalized approach to your specific condition so he can recommend the most effective ways to manage it and help you feel better in the long term. In some cases, hormonal medications, such as birth control pills or a vaginal ring, can lighten your menstrual flow if heavy bleeding is a problem. Dr. Tucker may also prescribe other medications or treatment for the underlying condition.

Dr. Tucker and the compassionate team at Advanced Menstrual Care Center help you take an active role in resolving your abnormal bleeding so you can get back to living your life instead of worrying about your period. We see patients in both Towson, MD and Baltimore, MD. Call now to book your appointment today.