Abnormal Menses

Abnormal bleeding is also known as abnormal menses. This is a flow of blood from the vagina that occurs either at the wrong time during the month or in inappropriate amounts. We at Barrington Health Care for Women will assess the bleeding through basically three questions:

  • Are you pregnant?
  • What is the pattern of the bleeding?
  • Are you ovulating?

We may perform in office endometrial abaltion, pelvic ultrasound and saline sonography to evalute abnormal bleeding. Often women do not realize that their bleeding is abnormal and that there is a non-surgical treatment. Traditionally hysterectomies have been the answer but innovative advances in treatment have been made and a potential alternative may be available; abnormal menstrual periods can be treated through an outpatient surgical procedure known as endometrial ablation or hysteroscopy. Consult your doctor to determine what is right for you.