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Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal Bleeding services offered in Paramus, NJ

Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal bleeding affects more than one-third of women, and unfortunately, many don’t seek help for heavy or irregular bleeding, potentially leading to problems like infertility and anemia. At Feminine Urgicare in Paramus, New Jersey, you don’t need to wait days or weeks for the next available appointment. Their caring team specializes in women’s health and welcomes walk-in patients needing care for abnormal bleeding. You can call the office or use online booking to schedule an appointment or visit the clinic any time it’s open.

What is abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding refers to the following two health concerns: 

Heavy menstrual periods (abnormal menstruation)

You recognize heavy periods if you suddenly bleed more than usual. But many women live with heavy periods because that’s the way menstruation has always been for them, and they don’t realize they’re bleeding too much.

Your periods are unusually heavy if you have any of the following:

  • Bleeding lasting longer than seven days
  • Needing to wear more than one pad or tampon (or a pad and tampon together)
  • Soaking through more than one pad or tampon every hour
  • Needing to change your feminine protection during the night
  • Passing blood clots larger than a quarter

Heavy menstrual bleeding is one of the top causes of iron deficiency anemia.

Abnormal uterine bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding includes: 

  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Not having a period for 3-6 months
  • Having menstrual cycles shorter than 21 days or longer than 35 days

The experienced Feminine Urgicare team often helps women with heavy and abnormal bleeding. 

What other symptoms accompany abnormal bleeding? 

Many women with abnormal bleeding have severe cramps during their periods or abdominal pelvic pain. Pelvic pain may be dull, sharp, or cause a feeling of pressure.

Seek help at Feminine Urgicare if your pain:

  • Causes moderate to severe discomfort
  • Doesn’t improve in several days
  • Gradually worsens or occurs more frequently
  • Goes away, then returns
  • Becomes more severe during sex
  • Affects your daily life
  • Is sudden and severe

Sudden, sharp, or severe pelvic pain needs immediate medical care. The pain may signal an infection, inflammation, obstruction, ruptured ovarian cyst, or ectopic pregnancy. 

How is abnormal bleeding diagnosed and treated?

Your Feminine Urgicare provider reviews your medical and menstrual history, learns about current symptoms, and completes a pelvic exam. They typically do blood work and perform on-site ultrasounds, ensuring you get a prompt, accurate diagnosis.

They may provide treatment, such as hormone-containing contraceptives to lighten menstrual bleeding and regulate your periods, or hormone therapy for bleeding problems before menopause.

However, they refer you to another provider if they diagnose a complex problem or a health condition requiring specialized treatments.

Don’t wait to seek care for abnormal bleeding. Walk into Feminine Urgicare to get expert medical attention from a team that cares about women’s health. You can also call to make an appointment or book online.