Why do I have such heavy menstrual bleeding?

istock 1251542475 At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, McKinney, TX area women can obtain the care they need for their health and wellness. Reproductive health concerns, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, can be evaluated by our doctor to determine the case and assist in finding a treatment option that can make periods much more bearable for women. 

Heavy menstrual bleeding can occur at any age. Women are encouraged to monitor their menstrual cycle to look for inconsistencies or changes that may indicate a problem. This is why Dr. Craig Ranch encourages women to have routine pelvic examinations and to call for an appointment when significant changes or problems start to occur. 

What causes heavy menstrual bleeding? 

There are a number of reasons why a woman might suddenly start experiencing heavier periods than normal. Below are just a few of the more common causes of heavy menstrual bleeding: 

  • Hormonal imbalances – when there is an imbalance of hormones such as progesterone and estrogen, it can cause a buildup of endometrium, the lining of the uterus that is shed during the menstrual period. This can lead to an unusually heavy menstrual period.
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps – fibroids and polyps are noncancerous growths that can develop anywhere in the uterus and can often contribute to heavier periods then normal.
  • Infection – an infection of the uterus or cervix may result in heavy menstrual bleeding and require treatment such as antibiotics to address.
  • Bleeding disorders – certain bleeding disorders can cause blood from clotting and coagulating which can contribute to heavier menstrual periods.
  • Uterine cancer – in rare instances, cancer may be the cause of a heavy period.

With a proper evaluation, Dr. Craig Ranch can determine the cause of the problem and speak to patients about the options available to them to resolve the issue. 

Are you dealing with heavy menstrual cycles? 

If you live in the McKinney, TX area and want some answers regarding excessive menstrual bleeding, we welcome you to book an appointment at our practice at 7900 Henneman Way, Suite #100 by calling (214) 544-6600. With a pelvic examination, we can provide a diagnosis and cause for your condition and help you find a solution.

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