Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Treatment in Ocala, FL
About Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
We all want to live our best lives. But for many, abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) gets in the way.
It may be more common than you think — 100 million women around the world are impacted by AUB, which includes situations such as:
- Bleeding or spotting between periods
- Heavy bleeding during your period
- Menstrual cycles that are longer than 38 days or shorter than 24 days
- Bleeding after menopause
The good news is: AUB can be treated. If you’re struggling with abnormal uterine bleeding in the Ocala, FL area, contact Florida Women’s Health today to schedule an appointment with board-certified OBGYN Poorti Riley, MD. Give us a call at (352) 369-5999 to schedule an appointment in Ocala, just a short drive from Bellevue and The Villages.
Causes of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Abnormal uterine bleeding can include prolonged, irregular, or even postmenopausal bleeding. If you’re one of the 100 million women who suffers from AUB, polyps or fibroids might be to blame.
Endometrial polyps grow from the lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. These polyps cause irregular spotting and pre- or postmenstrual bleeding.
Cancerous polyps aren’t common, but the risk rises with increasing age and postmenopausal bleeding. That’s why doctors suggest removing these symptomatic polyps for testing.
Uterine fibroids aren’t typically associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer — and they rarely develop into cancer. Still, they can cause back and pelvic pain, as well as heavy, prolonged, and/or frequent bleeding. Fibroids are a common health issue that affect:
- 20% of childbearing-age women
- 70% to 80% of women 50 and younger
- 1 in 2 women in the United States
Submucosal fibroids grow and bulge toward the inside of the uterus. They are usually removed because they have been associated with these increased negative effects on fertility, including:
- 64% reduction in pregnancy rates
- 69% reduction in live birth rates
- 67% increase in miscarriage rates
Treatment for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Treatments for AUB range from hormone therapy to complete removal of the uterus (hysterectomy). Between those extremes is a less invasive option called a hysteroscopy. This may be an option for you if your AUB is caused by polyps, fibroids, or retained products of conception.
Dr. Riley utilizes the latest technology from TruClear to perform hysteroscopies and has performed of 1500 TruClear procedures throughout her career.
Schedule an Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Consultation
If you’re struggling with abnormal uterine bleeding and are looking for answers, contact board-certified gynecologist Poorti Riley, MD at Florida Women’s Health. Call our OBGYN office at (352) 369-5999 to request your fibroid treatment consultation in Ocala, just a short drive from Bellevue and The Villages.