Irregular Bleeding

Trinity Women's Health

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Murrieta, CA

If your periods are too long, too short, or if you have spotting or heavy bleeding, you should contact the caring all-female OB/GYN experts at Trinity Women’s Health right away. Irregular bleeding may be a sign of a severe problem, including ectopic pregnancy or cancer. Your OB/GYN diagnoses and treats irregular bleeding with a variety of therapies, such as hormone therapy and HerOption® in-office endometrial ablation. If you live in Murrieta, California or the surrounding areas, contact Trinity Women’s Health by phone or online for irregular bleeding treatment today.

Irregular Bleeding Q & A

Trinity Women's Health

What is irregular bleeding?

A normal, healthy menstrual period lasts from four to five days and occurs every 21 to 35 days. If your period doesn’t fall within those parameters, then you have irregular bleeding. Other signs of irregular bleeding include:

  • Clotting
  • Spotting or bleeding between periods
  • Losing more than five tablespoons of blood per period
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Heavy bleeding that interferes with normal activities
  • Frequent tampon or pad changes
  • Bleeding after menopause

What should I do if I have irregular bleeding?

Spotting between periods could indicate that you’re pregnant, have a dangerous ectopic pregnancy, or have benign uterine growths such as polyps, fibroids, abnormal cervical cells or cancer.  You should always contact your OB/GYN specialists at Trinity Women’s Health if you have irregular bleeding, especially if you're pregnant or in menopause.

How does an OB/GYN diagnose irregular bleeding?

If your periods are irregular, your OB/GYN determines the cause of your condition by conducting a pelvic exam, administering blood tests, and ordering an ultrasound or MRI. She may also take an endometrial biopsy.

How does an OB/GYN treat irregular bleeding?

Depending on your OB/GYN’s diagnosis, treatments for irregular bleeding could include:

  • Contraceptives to regulate hormones
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to restore hormonal balance
  • Myomectomy to remove benign fibroids
  • Uterine artery embolization to shrink fibroids
  • Endometrial ablation with HerOption© or Novasure
  • Hysterectomy to remove large fibroids or cancerous growths

What is HerOption?

HerOption is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that resolves irregular bleeding caused by endometriosis. It uses the sub-zero temperatures of cryotherapy to freeze off excess endometrial tissue that’s grown inside and outside of your uterus. With less tissue to shed, your periods are lighter, more comfortable, and more regular.

If you’ve finished your family and have no other contraindications to HerOption, your Trinity OB/GYN expert performs the procedure in the comfort of the Trinity Women’s Health offices. Your OB/GYN administers a local anesthetic to help you feel comfortable.

You should be able to return to all of your normal activities by the next day.

Get treatment for irregular bleeding by contacting Dr. Frances Kim, Dr. Nerissa Safie, or Dr. Joan Hazel Calinisan: The caring all-female OB/GYN team at Trinity Women’s Health in Murrieta, California. Use the online form or call the friendly office staff.