Irregular & Painful Menstruation in Manassas, Fairfax / Fair Oaks & Haymarket, VA
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Most women will face a time in their lives when irregular, heavy, or painful menstrual bleeding causes concern and interruption in daily life. This can cause significant inconvenience and discomfort that affects your daily routine. That is why finding the right gynecologist is extremely important for proper evaluation and treatment of irregular menstrual bleeding.
Evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding or painful menses, takes place by reviewing the patients’ risks. A physical exam is critical. Often tested are hormonal and endocrine blood tests. Included in this workup is an ultrasound to make sure anatomical disorders are not the cause. Once the easily treatable causes are ruled out, your doctor will work with you to find the best treatment options for irregular bleeding.
Treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding has advanced significantly recently. Depending on the degree of severity, woman’s age, and desire for fertility, there are a few treatment options available. The good news is that most of the uterine bleeding treatments have become less invasive.
The most common treatment option for adolescent and reproductive age women is birth control pills. However, as women age, more concerning is the anatomical and hormonal or endocrine causes of bleeding. Some women may need a dilation, curettage and/or endometrial ablation if desiring no more children. Endometrial ablation is an outpatient or office procedure where laser energy is used to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterine cavity. This helps women achieve a satisfactory result and avoid a long term medical or hormonal treatment or even a hysterectomy.