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About Irregular Bleeding

Irregular bleeding, including overly heavy periods or spotting between periods, can lower your quality of life. If you’re struggling with irregular bleeding, Midsouth Independent Group (MIG) women’s health specialists can help. They offer individualized treatment to women in Memphis, Tennessee. Contact a Midsouth Independent Group gynecology provider today to learn more. 

Irregular Bleeding Q & A

Why do I have irregular bleeding?

Irregular bleeding can mean something different to each woman. Maybe your periods are getting longer. Or you can’t go through the night without getting up at least once to change a pad or tampon. Whatever your irregular bleeding issue may be, there are many possible causes, including:

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Cancer of your reproductive organs

  • Hormonal imbalances

While less common, sometimes irregular bleeding stems from a contraceptive intrauterine device (IUD) shifting out of place or irritating your tissues. 

In any case, because irregular bleeding can have a negative impact on your daily life, it’s important to visit a skilled gynecologist for evaluation and treatment. 

When should I see a doctor for irregular bleeding?

The expert women’s health providers of Midsouth Independent Group encourage you to come in for an evaluation if you’re experiencing any kind of vaginal bleeding that is unusual for you. This can include:

  • Bleeding between periods

  • Bleeding after menopause

  • Bleeding through pads or tampons as you sleep

  • Having to change a pad or tampon every couple of hours

  • Periods that last longer than seven days (menorrhagia)

It’s also important to visit your gynecologist if your irregular bleeding is accompanied by pelvic pain or severe cramps, or urinary or fecal incontinence. 

Your gynecologist can perform a pelvic exam, conduct an ultrasound, or run labs to uncover the root cause of your irregular bleeding. 

How is irregular bleeding treated?

Treating abnormal bleeding depends on the underlying cause. But once your Midsouth Independent Group provider diagnoses you, they may recommend any of the following treatments:

  • Medication management

  • Endometrial ablation 

  • Surgery to remove uterine fibroids or polyps

Your gynecologist tailors your treatment plan to address your unique symptoms. 

If you're experiencing irregular bleeding, let a qualified gynecologist help you find the right treatment. Learn more by contacting a Midsouth Independent Group provider today.