Abnormal Bleeding Specialist

Lyndon Taylor, MD -  - OB-GYN

Healthcare for Women

Lyndon Taylor, MD

OB-GYN located in Near West Suburbs of Chicago, Oak Park, IL & North Riverside, IL

For women dealing with abnormal bleeding, Dr. Lyndon offers numerous options designed to uncover the cause and treat it successfully. Patients in and around the Oak Park area of Chicago, Illinois can visit Dr. Lyndon at Healthcare for Women.

Abnormal Bleeding

What is abnormal bleeding for a woman?

Any woman can experience some form of abnormal bleeding during their lifetime. It most commonly occurs between a woman’s period. Abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are ovulating regularly usually involves excessive, frequent, irregular, or decreased bleeding. There are many causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding that are associated with irregular ovulation. Bleeding is deemed abnormal if it:

  • Is unusually heavy or light during a woman’s period
  • Occurs between menstrual periods or when one is not expected
  • What causes women to have abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding can be caused by a number of different factors. It can be a sign of something serious, or it can sometimes occur when nothing is wrong. Factors that can cause abnormal or irregular bleeding include:

  • Ovulation
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • An IUD or intrauterine device
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Medicines such as oral contraceptives
  • Infection of pelvic organs such as cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, ovaries, or uterus

In some cases, extreme emotional stress and excessive physical activity can cause abnormal bleeding as well. Any bleeding which takes place during pregnancy should be investigated.

What should I do if I experience abnormal bleeding?

If irregular or abnormal bleeding is apparent, it is important to track your symptoms and associated situations. If the bleeding is accompanied by severe abdominal pain or pain in the pelvis, continues for more than two hours, or makes you feel faint or lightheaded, contact the doctor or come into the office as soon as possible. Once the reason behind the bleeding is discovered the doctor will be able to address the issue and treat it accordingly. The sooner the reason for the abnormal bleeding is discovered, the sooner it can be treated effectively. This will ensure that it is stopped and kept under control. If you are experiencing unusual or abnormal bleeding and are concerned, contact the office today for more information.