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Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common problem for many women and can be caused by a wide range of factors. Dr. Yuri Prikoupenko, who specializes in Greater Washington DC womens health services and gynecology in Rockville, offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for women experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding. He and his outstanding medical team who are dedicated to patient safety and excellent medical care can help you overcome this serious medical condition and prevent further complications that may jeopardize your health.
To learn more about abnormal uterine bleeding common causes, diagnosis and treatment options, please review the paragraphs below. However, it is important to understand that in addition to the information provided here, abnormal uterine bleeding may be caused by a range of factors that can only be identified by an experienced gynecologist. Prompt medical attention is the best treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding.
The following types of uterine bleeding may be considered abnormal:
• Bleeding after sex
• Bleeding between periods
• Bleeding after menopause
• Sudden spotting or heavy bleeding
Abnormal uterine bleeding may be caused by many factors that can only be determined by an experienced women's health specialist. The most common causes include:
Problems with ovulation can be caused by a range of factors, including stress. If ovulation does not occur, the lining of the uterus keeps thickening, thereby causing irregular spotting, and bleeding and/or heavy periods. Seeking medical help is essential in preventing further complications such as endometrial polyps or cancer of the lining of the uterus. Dr. Yuri, a gifted Rockville gynecologist, is highly skilled in identifying ovulation problems and specializes in a number of highly sophisticated treatments.
Fibroids: are growths on the inside of the uterus that can vary in size and intensity. Many women who suffer from fibroids do not experience any symptoms right away, however depending on the size and location of the fibroids, some patients may experience a range of complications, including abnormal bleeding.
Polyps: also known as endometrial polyps, are growths along the lining of the uterus. Although very common, polyps often lead to abnormal bleeding and are generally caused by ovulation problems or some types of estrogen hormone therapy.
Adenomyosis: occurs when the lining of the uterus grows into the wall of the uterus, thereby causing the uterus to become enlarged. If the lining grows into the muscle, some of the blood may be trapped. The most common symptoms of adenomyosis are cramping and abnormal uterine bleeding.
As previously mentioned, abnormal uterine bleeding may occur for many reasons, including:
Menopause Tubal pregnancy or miscarriage Use of birth control and other types of hormonal medications Infection Eating and exercise habits Stress Certain types of cancer
If you are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
In order to diagnose abnormal uterine bleeding Dr. Yuri will first examine your medical history, stress level as well as eating and exercise habits. Based on your symptoms, further diagnosis may require the following:
Administration of tests to evaluate ovulation
• Physical examination of the uterus
• Ultra sound
• Endometrial Ablation
• Laparoscopic surgery
The treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding depends on the cause of the condition. As an accomplished Rockville gynecologist, Dr. Yuri is well-versed in a number of effective treatments, including:
Birth control pills to control the bleeding
Antibiotics and/or anti-inflammatory medication therapy
Surgical gynecology to remove fibroids or polyps
The only way to determine the cause of your uterine bleeding is to consult with Dr. Yuri, an experienced woman's health specialist who has helped many patients overcome this serious medical condition.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation appointment with Dr. Yuri, please contact his office at (301) 231-0007. We accept appointment requests over the phone and through our website. We will do our best to accommodate you at a time that is most convenient for you. Dr. Yuri and his staff speak Russian, Ukrainian and conversational Polish.
Dr. Yuri Prikoupenko
11125 Rockville Pike, Suite 107
Rockville, MD 20852
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