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Abnormal uterine bleeding is any vaginal spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods. Typically, women of childbearing age who are not pregnant experience vaginal bleeding for a few days each month as the uterus sheds its lining. This is called menstruation, or a “period.” Any uterine bleeding that occurs at other times of the month, or menstrual bleeding that is heavier or lasts longer than usual, is considered abnormal.
As we are committed to your complete well-being, our skilled gynecologists at Dignity Health provide all women with trusted women’s health services. If you’re experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding in Sacramento or a surrounding area, find a gynecologist near you for personal care.
Abnormal uterine bleeding is a sign that something unusual is going on in the body. Causes of abnormal bleeding include:
Most cases of abnormal uterine bleeding are not cancer. However, because abnormal bleeding can be a sign of cancer, especially in postmenopausal women, it is important to see your gynecologist at Dignity Health to determine what is causing the bleeding.
Signs and symptoms of abnormal uterine bleeding include:
Treatment options depend on the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding, the severity of your symptoms, your age, and whether or not you wish to become pregnant in the future.
At Dignity Health, our treatment options for abnormal bleeding include:
Your gynecologist will explain your treatment options and help you select the one that is most appropriate for you. Our team uses the latest technologies and methods, allowing us to deliver exceptional care to women of all ages.