Abnormal Bleeding

Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC

Obstetrics and Gynecologist & OBGYNs located in Flemington, NJ & Lebanon, NJ

Abnormal uterine bleeding affects as many as 35% of women in the United States, and every year, 5% of women aged 30-49 consult a physician for the condition. The experienced team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC, treats patients with abnormal bleeding at their locations in Lebanon, Branchburg, and two offices in Flemington, New Jersey. They use state-of-the-art practices to provide leading patient care, and they offer solutions for abnormal bleeding. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today.

Abnormal Bleeding Q&A

What is abnormal bleeding?

Menstrual cycles vary between women. They can last anywhere from 24-38 days, and menstruation periods can last between four and eight days. 

However, a woman’s period should be consistent with each cycle. If you experience heavy or unpredictable flows each month, you have abnormal bleeding. 

What are the signs of abnormal bleeding?

Doctors classify abnormal bleeding as any unusual bleeding pattern compared to a usual cycle. Abnormal bleeding can occur at any age, and symptoms may include:


  • Heavier than normal menstruation
  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Post-menopausal bleeding
  • Bleeding or spotting after sex
  • Menstrual cycles shorter than 24 days and longer than 38
  • Menstruation lengths that vary by over seven days


If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with the team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC.

What causes abnormal bleeding?

Many factors can cause abnormal bleeding, and they vary depending on your age and health. Examples include:


  • Emotional and physical stress
  • Fast weight gain or loss
  • Birth control
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Polyps
  • Pregnancy
  • Thyroid issues
  • Infection of the cervix
  • Uterine cancer


Your provider assesses your condition and identifies what’s causing your abnormal bleeding. This helps them provide the most appropriate treatment plan.

How does a doctor diagnose abnormal bleeding?

Your doctor uses several methods to diagnose abnormal bleeding and identify what’s causing it, including:


A biopsy involves removing a small piece of uterine lining tissue and checking it for abnormal cells.


Your doctor uses a tiny lighted camera, put in through your cervix, to examine the insides of your uterus.


Fibroids and polyps show up on an ultrasound.

Blood work

Blood tests can show if you’re anemic, if your hormones are out of balance, if you have a chronic disease, or if you have a blood disorder. 

Pregnancy test

If there’s a chance you’re pregnant, your doctor orders a pregnancy test. 

The team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC, has experience in diagnosing abnormal bleeding. They create a comprehensive treatment plan to address your symptoms and diagnosis. 

If you’re concerned about your menstrual cycle, call to schedule an appointment or book online today.