Though quite common, abnormal periods or other bleeding problems can naturally be a source of worry. Fortunately, advancements in women’s medicine make it possible to treat many of these problems quickly, with minimal downtime. Our physicians are highly experienced with the evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding, including post-menopausal bleeding, which is more common than you may think. Depending on your age, your medical history and the cause of your abnormal bleeding, you may need medication, a minimally invasive procedure or surgery.
If you have heavy, painful periods, an in-office procedure called endometrial ablation may be a good option. With this technique, the lining of the uterus – the endometrium – is destroyed, resulting in lighter, easier periods or no periods at all. For women who do not wish to become pregnant in the future, this treatment can be an ideal way to treat problem periods. It’s also a less invasive, patient-friendly alternative to hysterectomy, especially for women with uterine fibroids, a common cause of heavy bleeding and pelvic pain, though not all women are candidates for endometrial ablation.
When hysterectomy is necessary, you’re in excellent hands at Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates. Our doctors offer the latest minimally invasive methods, including a vaginal approach that requires no incisions into the abdomen and laparoscopic-assisted hysterectomy, which is performed through small abdominal incisions. These minimally invasive options typically result in a faster, more comfortable recovery than traditional hysterectomy techniques. If you’re dealing with abnormal bleeding of any kind, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment at Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates to find out how we can help.
Abnormal bleeding is not something that you should leave unattended. Get help from us. Call Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates at 252.247.4297. We look forward to caring for you! For your convenience, you can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form.