Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC
OBGYNS located in Suwanee, Ga and seeing patients from John's Creek, Cumming, Alpharetta, & Duluth, Ga along with the Greater Atlanta Area
Heavy uterine bleeding seriously affects your quality of life, causing potential embarrassment, inconvenience, and discomfort. At Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC, Lindsay Killingsworth, MD, Courtney Middleton, MD, and Gretchen Troxler, MD, provide compassionate and expert care to women who experience heavy bleeding. Their goal is always to determine the cause and find a resolution. Women from in and around Johns Creek of Suwanee, Georgia, can call the office or schedule an appointment online to get relief from bleeding that’s affecting day-to-day life.
Heavy Bleeding Q & A
What is considered heavy menstrual bleeding?
The average period lasts about five days and occurs every 21-35 days. Your period is considered heavy if it regularly lasts longer, occurs more frequently, or is not manageable with conventional hygiene products.
All women experience their menstrual cycles differently. While you may bleed more than another woman, your cycle should never keep you from participating in normal activities.
If you have cramps that stop you from attending school or work, or if you get up multiple times each night to control bleeding, your period may be abnormal. Consult Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Middleton and Dr. Troxler for an evaluation if you have these symptoms.
Should I really see a doctor for heavy periods?
You shouldn’t have to put up with the discomfort and inconvenience that heavy menstrual bleeding causes. Heavy, prolonged bleeding can cause sleep disruption, embarrassment, and anxiety.
Plus, abnormally heavy bleeding can also be a sign of an underlying health issue. You may also suffer from iron-deficiency anemia if you consistently have heavy menstrual cycles.
What are the causes of heavy menstrual bleeding?
Several gynecological issues can cause irregular and heavy menstrual bleeding. These include:
- Uterine fibroids
- Bleeding disorders
- Uterine polyps
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Problems with an IUD
- Certain types of cancer
Women approaching and going through menopause may have heavy, frequent bleeding as a result of hormonal changes. The doctors at Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC do a comprehensive evaluation of your gynecological health to determine a cause.
How is abnormal bleeding treated?
How your abnormal bleeding is treated depends on the determined cause. Minimally invasive surgeries for endometriosis, changing your birth control method, or taking hormones in the form of the birth control pill can help. The providers at Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC have a range of treatment options and can help you decide on the best option for you.
Don’t suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding any longer. Solutions are available. Call Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC or schedule your appointment online.
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