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The Link Between Endometriosis and Abnormal Bleeding

The Link Between Endometriosis and Abnormal Bleeding

Vaginal bleeding outside your normal menstrual cycle is frightening, especially if you have pain and other symptoms. If you've recently had abnormal vaginal bleeding, it could be due to endometriosis.

Dr. Eduardo Valdes and the Collaborative Women's Care team in Miami, Florida, offer fast and efficient diagnosis and care when you're suffering from abnormal vaginal bleeding.

Dr. Valdes is an experienced OB/GYN who gets to the bottom of your abnormal bleeding and offers cutting-edge treatments to ease your discomfort and mind.

The facts on endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition that affects women of all ages. When you have endometriosis, the lining that grows inside of your uterus also grows in other areas around your abdomen, leading to various symptoms that include:

Some women with endometriosis may not know they have it, even if the condition is severe; in contrast, women with mild endometriosis may have severe symptoms requiring medical intervention.

What is abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding refers to any bleeding that's not normal to you and your menstrual cycle. For instance, if you notice bleeding when you don't have your period, Dr. Valdes considers that abnormal vaginal bleeding.

There's often a reason for abnormal bleeding during or between your periods. Endometriosis is one of these causes, but there are others as well, including the following conditions:

Although not as common as the above conditions, female reproductive system cancers can also lead to abnormal vaginal bleeding.

It's crucial that you come in for an evaluation when you notice bleeding that's not normal. Dr. Valdes performs a pelvic exam and other testing to determine the cause of the bleeding so you can get treatment as soon as possible.

Endometriosis and abnormal bleeding

One of the main symptoms of endometriosis is abnormal or heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycle or between periods. Because the excess growth of the uterine lining reacts to your hormones, you may notice:

Changes in your menstrual flow

Endometriosis leads to a heavier-than-usual menstrual flow during your period each month. You also bleed much faster than someone who doesn't have endometriosis.

Longer periods

You may notice that your period lasts more than seven days when you have endometriosis.

Spotting between periods

The excess growth of endometrial tissue sometimes leads to bleeding in between periods. The bleeding isn't usually heavy and is more like light bleeding or spotting.

If you experience heavy bleeding between your periods and they’re accompanied by extreme pain, contact us immediately for an appointment. Dr. Valdes offers several treatment options for endometriosis, and can help get your symptoms under control.

Don't hesitate to call our office today at 305-200-3878 to talk to Dr. Valdes about abnormal vaginal bleeding. You can also schedule a consultation online.

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