Abnormal Bleeding

Fred A. Williams, MD -  - Gynecologist

Fred A. Williams, MD

Gynecologist located in Paris, TX

Abnormal bleeding is a catchall term that encompasses a host of issues that affect your menstrual cycle and can be uncomfortable and problematic, as well as signal a much larger problem that requires medical attention. As a board-certified gynecologist, Dr. Fred A. Williams, MD, has over 25 years of experience helping his patients in Paris, Texas, get to the bottom of the issue and alleviate their abnormal bleeding. To learn more, call or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.

Abnormal Bleeding Q & A

What constitutes abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal vaginal bleeding may present itself in a number of different ways, including:

  • Bleeding between cycles
  • Heavy bleeding during your period (more than seven or eight days)
  • Missed periods or menstrual cycles that are longer than 38 days
  • Spotting or bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding after menopause

You know your body best, so if you experience bleeding that is out of the ordinary, it’s best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Williams.

What causes abnormal bleeding?

Every woman’s menstrual cycle is different, in terms of both the amount of bleeding and length of bleeding. That said, if you have any of the symptoms of abnormal bleeding, it may be due to:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Certain reproductive cancers, though these are rare

The bottom line is that abnormal bleeding is just that, abnormal, and shouldn’t be ignored.

How is abnormal bleeding diagnosed?

When you first come in to see Dr. Williams, he sits down with you to review your symptoms, so be sure to provide a complete description of your abnormal bleeding. After gaining a clear picture of the problem, Dr. Williams uses the appropriate diagnostic tools, including:

  • A pelvic exam
  • In-office ultrasound
  • Saline-infusion sonography
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Biopsy

If warranted, Dr. Williams may order a CT scan or MRI if he doesn’t find anything conclusive during his initial investigation.

How is abnormal bleeding treated?

When it comes to treating your abnormal bleeding, it’s hard to say what that might entail as it depends on the underlying condition. Rest assured, Dr. Williams has the experience and knowledge necessary to get to the bottom of your problem and get you started on a treatment as quickly as possible.

If surgical intervention is required, Dr. Williams offers robotic surgery, which allows him to correct your issue using the latest, most minimally invasive state-of-the-art techniques available. His use of robotic surgery allows him a precision and accuracy that wasn’t previously available and also reduces your risks considerably compared to more invasive surgeries.

If you’re experiencing abnormal bleeding, call Dr. Fred A. Williams, MD, in Paris, Texas, or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.