Dr. John A. Whitfield uses the most current technology to determine the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding for women throughout the Fort Worth area in Texas. Once testing is complete, he takes time to understand your concerns, your situation, and your symptoms so that he may provide the most effective and appropriate treatment to give you the optimal quality of life. Call the office or request an appointment online with Dr. Whitfield today.
Abnormal uterine bleeding is any bleeding from the uterus (through your vagina) other than your normal monthly period that should last typically 4-7 days. Very heavy bleeding during your period or a period that lasts more than seven days is also considered abnormal. Abnormal uterine bleeding can also be spotting between periods, bleeding after intercourse, or an absence of periods not caused by menopause.
Abnormal uterine bleeding can have one of the multiple causes. In many cases, abnormal uterine bleeding occurs as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Dr. Whitfield commonly sees abnormal uterine bleeding during perimenopause, the months and years preceding menopause. Other times, abnormal bleeding may occur as a result of uterine fibroids, polyps, pregnancy, changes in birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, breastfeeding, and sometimes precancerous conditions and cancer.
The tests Dr. Whitfield administers often depend on your age and situation. After a thorough history and physical exam, additional testing may include blood work, a sonogram, and a biopsy. Additional testing may include a hysteroscopy in which a narrow scope is used to look inside the uterus for polyps, fibroids and anything suspicious. Fortunately, all of these can be done in the convenience our location.
From the results of your evaluation, Dr. Whitfield will be able to offer a variety of in-office tests and procedures relating to abnormal uterine bleeding: ultrasound; hysteroscopy; minimally invasive options, such as endometrial ablation, NovaSure, biopsy, Her Option cryoablation; and even, hysterectomy.
There are several treatment options for abnormal bleeding, depending on the cause of your bleeding, reproductive status, and your age. Dr. Whitfield will help you decide which treatment is right for you. Here the most common treatments:
If you have abnormal uterine bleeding, you can be evaluated by speak to Dr. Whitfield immediately. There are long-term effects of continuous bleeding. For an appointment, consultation or second opinion, call the office or request an appointment online today.