Excessive/Irregular Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding isn’t normal and you should seek medical care. In some cases, the reason for heavy menstrual bleeding is not known. However, there are a number of conditions that could cause it.

What can cause excessive/irregular bleeding?

  • Lack of ovulation (erratic function of the ovaries)
  • Hormone problems
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps in the uterine cavity
  • Generalized swelling of the uterine wall (adenomyosis)
  • Pre-cancer and cancer of the uterine lining (endometrium)
  • Pregnancy problems such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
  • IUD side effect
  • Medications such as anti-coagulants
  • Other conditions such as thyroid, kidney or liver disease or bleeding disorders

What is the treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding?

Treatment options for this condition depend upon factors such as your overall health and medical history and the cause and severity of your condition. We also take your lifestyle and personal preferences in consideration in recommending treatment which can include:

  • Medications, therapies or procedures such as a biopsy
  • Minimally invasive surgical options:
  • Endometrial ablation to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding if you don’t plan to have any children in the future
  • Myomectomy to surgically remove the fibroids from the uterus and provide an opportunity for future healthy pregnancies
  • Laparoscopic or total hysterectomy