Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common problem for many women, and a wide range of factors can cause it. Dr. Yuri Prikoupenko, who specializes in women's health services and gynecology in Rockville, Maryland, offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for women experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding. He and his outstanding medical team are dedicated to patient safety and excellent medical care. They can help you overcome this serious medical condition and prevent further complications that may jeopardize your health. Call or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.
The following types of uterine bleeding may be considered abnormal:
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:
Various factors can cause problems with ovulation, including stress. If ovulation does not occur, the lining of the uterus keeps thickening, thereby causing irregular spotting, and bleeding or heavy periods. Seeking medical help is essential in preventing further complications such as endometrial polyps or cancer of the lining of the uterus.
Fibroids: 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, they are growths along the lining of the uterus. Although very common, polyps often lead to abnormal bleeding and are 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.
Other causes include:
To diagnose abnormal uterine bleeding, Dr. Yuri examines your medical history, stress levels, as well as eating and exercise habits. Based on your symptoms, further diagnosis may require the following:
Treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding depends on the cause of the condition. Dr. Yuri is well-versed in numerous modalities, including: