Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding can occur at any age but is most common in young girls beginning menstruation or women mid-40s and up in perimenopause.



Bleeding outside of your typical menstrual cycle is generally considered abnormal. This includes:



Outside of your menstrual cycle, it is also abnormal to experience bleeding or spotting after sex. Talk to your fertility specialist if you are experiencing any abnormal uterine bleeding.



There are many reasons you may experience abnormal uterine bleeding:




The fertility specialist will begin by taking your health and menstrual cycle histories. It’s helpful to track your menstrual cycle for several months prior to your appointment, including the dates, length and type (light, medium, heavy). There will also be a physical exam and tests, as needed. Some of the tests your fertility specialist may recommend include:




Your fertility specialist may use medication to treat your irregular menstrual cycle. Prescription medication like Clomid can help regulate your ovulation cycle, improving your chances of becoming pregnant. In conjunction with medication, eating healthfully and properly exercising can improve your menstrual cycle regularity.

If you are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, speak with your fertility specialist to learn more about your options.

You Might Also Enjoy...

5 Encouraging Facts About IVF

Have you had trouble conceiving? Or are you desiring to become pregnant without a partner or with a same-sex partner? In vitro fertilization (IVF) could be right for you. Read on to learn more.

Timing Your Egg-Freezing Process: Factors to Keep in Mind

Whether you’re worried about your fertility declining as you age or are younger but have a health risk that could prevent pregnancy later, freezing your eggs can prove a viable solution. Read on to learn about timing your egg-freezing process.

5 Common Causes of Abnormal Periods

It’s not unusual to have a late or heavy period once in a while, but if your menstrual cycle is consistently abnormal or painful, it’s worth mentioning to your doctor. Read on to learn the 5 common causes of abnormal periods.

Talking to Your Partner About Fertility Issues

Infertility can be a sensitive subject to talk about, even with your partner. However, if you’ve been unsuccessfully trying to conceive, it might be time to sit down and discuss your options. Read on to learn more.

What's Involved With IVF?

If you have experienced problems with conception and aren’t able to have a child on your own, in vitro fertilization (IVF) might be the best path forward. Read on to learn more.