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Heavy Bleeding

At Florida Women’s Center Altamonte, we’re committed to offering compassionate and advanced care to women throughout our community and beyond. For women who experience excessive menstrual bleeding, we can help. If your menstrual periods are so heavy that they affect your normal activities, you may have menorrhagia. 

Symptoms 

Your normal menstrual cycle occurs every 21 to 35 days, lasting a few days or more than a week with heavy flows or light spotting. Symptoms of abnormal bleeding include any vaginal bleeding outside your normal menstrual cycle pattern, cramping, pelvic pain and anemia. If you're pregnant, contact your doctor immediately if you notice vaginal bleeding.

Causes 

Excessive menstrual bleeding is a common condition that occurs for many of reasons. 

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometritis
  • Fluctuating Hormone Levels
  • Gonorrhea
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Perimenopause and/or Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyps
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal or Cervical Trauma
  • Vaginitis

Evaluation and Testing

Your doctor will start with a complete medical history to determine the frequency, duration, and severity of your symptoms.

Treatments 

  • Hormonal Therapies
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Hysterectomy