Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Q & A
How Can I Stop Abnormal Uterine Bleeding?
- Ovarian polyps and fibroids
- Hormonal changes or imbalances (more common in teens and menopausal women)
- Birth control pills or intrauterine devices
- Hormone replacement therapy
In rare cases, infection or cancer of the cervix, uterus, or genital tract can also cause abnormal uterine bleeding. The case will also most likely depend on your age. For example, teens may experience abnormal bleeding as a result of the anovulatory bleeding while women in their 40s and 50s may develop abnormal bleeding as a result of hormonal changes.
Birth control pills: This can actually help regulate hormones and improve these symptoms.
Intrauterine device (IUD): This small device is inserted into the uterus, where it slowly releases hormones to prevent pregnancy. Along with being an effective form of birth control, an IUD can also reduce abnormal bleeding episodes.
Endometrial ablation: This procedure is most often performed in patients who are in their 40’s and 50’s women who still experience severe and prolonged uterine bleeding. This procedure removes a very thin layer of endometrial tissue to stop bleeding. It can also treat women who are experiencing very heavy menstrual cycles if they aren’t planning to get pregnant.