Abnormal Bleeding Specialist

FemGYN: For Her Wellness

Walk-In Gynecologic Urgent Care Centers located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Many women experience abnormal menstrual bleeding, which includes irregular periods, no periods, a heavy flow, and bleeding in between your cycle. The team at FemGYN in Brooklyn, New York, can evaluate and treat any abnormal bleeding you may be experiencing. FemGYN specializes in treating women who can’t get an appointment with their usual gynecologist and need urgent medical care, women who are in between providers, or are without health insurance.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

FemGYN: For Her Wellness

How do I know if my period is irregular?

A normal menstrual cycle lasts anywhere from 21 to 35 days, if your period is shorter or longer than the norm or you’re skipping months, you may be experiencing an irregular period.

Common causes of an irregular period include:

  • Stress
  • Weight change
  • Fibroids or polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

A change in birth control may also cause an irregularity in your menstrual cycle. The team at FemGYN can determine the cause of the irregularity after a thorough examination and can make treatment recommendations. If the team is unable to provide the recommended treatment, they will refer you to an expert. Your health information is also shared with your usual gynecologist to ensure continuity of care

What causes women to miss a period?

Not getting your period for three or more months is medically referred to as amenorrhea. You may lose your period for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Pregnancy or nursing
  • Perimenopause or menopause
  • Extreme weight loss or excessive exercise
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Problems with your thyroid or pituitary gland

Not getting your period may increase your risk of infertility and lead to early onset osteoporosis. FemGYN can identify the cause of your amenorrhea and provide treatment to reduce your risk of complications.

What treatments are available for a heavy period?

Your menstrual flow may vary from month-to-month, but if your flow is so heavy it’s affecting your everyday life, the team at FemGYN may be able to help.

Common treatments for a heavy period include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Intrauterine device
  • Over-the-counter pain medication

Surgery to reduce blood flow, such as a dilation and curettage (D&C), may also be recommended. The team at FemGYN can refer you to a surgeon if necessary.

What causes bleeding in between cycles?

Many women bleed between their cycles, but you should get it checked out to find the underlying cause. Common causes include:

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Use of certain medications
  • Structural abnormality

Although a concern, cancer is very rarely a cause of bleeding in between periods. The team at FemGYN can determine the cause after a complete examination.