Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding

“You may have suffered for years
with heavy bleeding that interferes
with your physical, emotional
and social life  …
mistakenly thinking
you must live with it. 

My goal is to make sure you are safe
 and to improve your quality of life”

                            Raymond Lackore MD

CAUSES OF ABNORMAL BLEEDING:

Abnormal uterine bleeding can be caused by pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, disorders of the uterus, and general medical illnesses.   – it is helpful to look at each area separately.

Good News!
The cause of your bleeding
can usually be diagnosed
in one or two office visits!

FIRST STEPS:
Medical History
Pelvic Examination

Test For:
Pregnancy
Thyroid abnormalities
Blood clotting disorders.

When indicated Perform:
Ultrasound
Hysteroscopy with sampling 

After causes have been thoroughly evaluated,
we will discuss treatment options. 

TREATMENT CHOICES:
Watchful waiting
Birth control pills
Motrin or Aleve
Progesterone – short term .
Mirena IUD

Surgery (depending on cause)
Hysteroscopic Surgery

Endometrial Ablation
Fibroid Removal Surgery
Uterine Artery Embolization
Hysterectomy

KEEP A RECORD OF YOUR BLEEDING:
Go to iTunes or Google store and look for an App.  my favorite is:

Flo Period and Ovulation Tracker
…………………. Apple iTunes
or
…………………. Google Store

VALUABLE LINKS:

Cleveland Clinic
Abnormal Menstruation