Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville
OBGYNs located in Jacksonville, FL
Unexplained vaginal bleeding can be frightening. At Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville, you can receive the care you need to resolve abnormal bleeding. Daniel McDyer, MD, and Julian Stephen Suhrer, MD, are experienced OB/GYNs who offer state-of-the-art technology, including in-office ultrasounds and surgical procedures to diagnose abnormal bleeding. They make sure that each visit to their practice leaves you feeling confident about your health. With two convenient locations in Jacksonville, Florida, it's always easy to get the care you need. Call today or schedule a consultation online.
Abnormal Bleeding Q & A
What is abnormal bleeding?
During your reproductive years, you can usually expect to have a period once a month. Each period often lasts for 4-7 days. But sometimes, your periods may become irregular, and you may notice abnormal bleeding.
Signs of abnormal bleeding can include:
- Skipping periods
- Bleeding for several weeks
- Bleeding between periods
- Changes in menstrual flow
- Bleeding during pregnancy
- Bleeding after menopause
Not all abnormal bleeding is a sign of a serious health problem. But it's best to report any unusual bleeding to your OB/GYN. The staff at Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville can help determine whether you need specialized tests or treatment.
What causes abnormal bleeding?
Many health conditions can affect your periods. Some can even trigger bleeding between cycles. Common causes of abnormal bleeding include:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Uterine fibroids
- Intrauterine device (IUD)
- Prescription medications
If you're over 40, abnormal bleeding could be a sign that you're entering menopause, a time called perimenopause. Menopause is a natural process that occurs during a woman's late 40s or early 50s.
Dr. McDyer and Dr. Suhrer can provide more information about what to expect during menopause.
How is abnormal bleeding diagnosed?
During your appointment, Dr. McDyer or Dr. Suhrer may begin with an in-depth physical exam. This exam can help to rule out injuries or infections.
You may also receive blood tests, urine tests, or an ultrasound. Ultrasounds allow your doctor to see your uterus, ovaries, and other internal structures. These tests can help your doctor get to the bottom of your abnormal bleeding.
How is abnormal bleeding treated?
Hormonal medications may help control your bleeding and regulate your periods. But if your bleeding is due to a medical condition like uterine fibroids or endometriosis, you might need surgery.
Dr. McDyer and Dr. Suhrer can help you review your options and choose the procedure that's right for you.
Women who experience abnormal bleeding during pregnancy may need special care. If you notice any bleeding while pregnant, it’s best to contact the practice right away or go to the nearest emergency room.
Are you struggling with heavy periods or abnormal bleeding? Let Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville help. Call the office today or schedule a consultation online.