Abnormal Bleeding

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Lawrenceville, GA

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Abnormal Bleeding

Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Lawrenceville, GA

Excessive bleeding during a period or bleeding in between periods are two common types of abnormal uterine bleeding. At Lovely OBGYN in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Emerald Lovely, MD, and her highly skilled team assess many types of abnormal bleeding and offer treatments based on the underlying cause, like uterine fibroids, cysts, or hormonal changes. If you’re experiencing abnormal bleeding and reside in Lawrenceville or surrounding areas like Snellville, Buford, Grayson, Lilburn, and Stone Mountain, schedule a visit to

Abnormal Bleeding Q&A

What is abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal uterine bleeding, also referred to as abnormal bleeding, is a term that describes any bleeding that comes from the uterus and doesn’t fit within the definition of a typical menstrual period. 

Symptoms and types of abnormal bleeding vary. The Lovely OBGYN team will ask for specific details about what you’re experiencing, including:

  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Very heavy periods
  • Periods that last for a week or more
  • Unpredictable or inconsistent menstrual cycles
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding after menopause

Since many underlying causes and conditions can cause bleeding, it’s essential to bring the issue up with the Lovely OBGYN team and have an evaluation as soon as you notice it.

What causes abnormal bleeding?

When you arrive at Lovely OBGYN with abnormal bleeding as a symptom, the team checks for conditions that are most likely to cause it, considering your prior medical history and age. 

Your doctor performs a pelvic examination and might include other tests like a Pap smear, pregnancy test, blood test, or ultrasound in the evaluation.

Some of the most common causes of abnormal bleeding are:

  • Fibroids
  • Polyps
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Bleeding disorders 
  • Blood thinners
  • Early pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Uterine or cervical cancers

Whether or not your condition is serious, the Lovely OBGYN team can provide insight and let you know about your treatment options.

How can I manage abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding requires targeted treatment for the underlying cause. Whether it’s a hormonal or a structural issue, the team can create a treatment plan to get your menstruation back on track.

Treating abnormal uterine bleeding at its source may require medications or surgery. The team takes a conservative approach, starting with these therapies for most patients. Treatment might involve:


Hormone treatments like injections, oral contraceptives, or intrauterine devices (IUDs) can regulate your menstrual cycle, helping to stop abnormal bleeding.


Non-hormonal medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, tranexamic acid, and medications for bleeding disorders might help reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. The team recommends medicines based on the underlying cause and type of bleeding you have.

Procedures or surgery

Procedures can correct abnormalities within the uterus that cause abnormal bleeding. 

Examples include uterine artery embolization and endometrial ablation. As a last resort, hysterectomy surgery can resolve abnormal and/or heavy bleeding.

If you experience abnormal bleeding and need an evaluation, call Lovely OBGYN to schedule an appointment or request one online at your convenience.