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Fibroids Bleeding

Updated on Jun 2, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care

Unusual bleeding is one of the scariest symptoms of uterine fibroids because you probably don’t know that you have them. That’s why it’s important to rely on an expert in the field of Interventional Radiology. Dr. George Bolotin at Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists performs the necessary tests to confirm a fibroid diagnosis. Excessive bleeding can be caused by a number of conditions, but bleeding fibroids can lead to a wide range of serious consequences if you don’t receive swift, expert treatment. Call Dr. Bolotin today for a consultation.

What Is Unusual Bleeding?

Bleeding that doesn’t occur during your regular menstrual cycle is one of the main symptoms of uterine tumors called fibroids. Such abnormal vaginal bleeding is a common gynecologic condition, and it can be linked to a number of sources. Causes for the unusual bleeding may include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • A recently inserted intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Use of certain birth control measures
  • A miscarriage
  • A uterine infection

Some symptoms that point specifically to fibroids as the cause of the bleeding include:

  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Heavy periods that last longer than usual

When you notice abnormal vaginal bleeding, either because it’s extraordinarily heavy or it occurs between periods, it’s imperative that you get the cause diagnosed. When uterine fibroids cause your abnormal vaginal bleeding, it’s a sign that you have these growths. They can cause discomfort and pain. At the Brooklyn-based practice of Astra Fibroid Treatment SpecialistsDr. George Bolotin and his team use the latest medical technology for diagnosis and treatment of fibroids and vein disorders.

What Are Fibroids?

Fibroids are muscular growths in or on the walls of your uterus. It’s estimated that between 25 and 50 percent of women with fibroids are symptomatic. For others, the tumors, which usually are not cancerous, cause no symptoms or side effects. For those with symptoms like heavy bleeding, fibroids can cause significant distress both physically and emotionally.

Dr. Bolotin, a fibroids specialist at the Brooklyn vein and fibroids center, diagnoses the level of fibroid activity you have through a physical exam, a medical history and imaging tests such as a fibroid ultrasound. Treatment options depend on the size, condition, type and location of the growths. For example:

  • Intramural fibroids appear within the muscular wall of the uterus. They’re the most common.
  • Subserosal fibroids  form on the outside of your uterus and usually cause varying symptoms.
  • Pedunculated fibroids are like subserosal tumors, except they grow on stems, making them easily identifiable.

What Are the Causes and Risk Factors for Fibroids Bleeding?

Doctors don’t know the actual causes of uterine fibroids, nor why some women have excessive bleeding while others don’t. But they have identified risk factors through ongoing research that include:

  • The way your body reacts to hormones like estrogen and progesterone
  • The changes you undergo during certain times of your life, such as menopause or puberty
  • Hereditary factors, as it appears that they tend to run in families
  • Ethnicity, with African-American women exhibiting the highest risk of getting fibroids

Fibroid bleeding can occur for several reasons, including:

  • Fibroids during pregnancy. Fibroids add even more pressure to your surrounding organs, which may lead to small tears and bleeding.
  • Infection. Always dangerous, infections must be addressed to keep it from spreading.

Bleeding fibroids require immediate attention by a fibroids specialist to determine the cause and start heavy bleeding fibroids treatment. Dr. Bolotin is a leading Interventional Radiology specialist who has a lot of experience diagnosing and treating fibroids. Using the latest medical technology, he enjoys a high level of success in resolving fibroid conditions.

What Are the Other Symptoms of Fibroids?

Besides heavy bleeding, other side effects of the uterine tumors are uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. You may or may not experience these symptoms with fibroids bleeding. These other symptoms include:

Visit Dr. Bolotin’s state-of-the-art Brooklyn-based fibroids practice for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment that’s non-invasive or minimally invasive. You receive personalized attention and compassionate care.

What’s the Treatment for Bleeding Fibroids?

Dr. Bolotin uses a variety of approaches to treat fibroids bleeding. He may decide observation is the best approach, or he may recommend surgery. Treatment options include:

Your treatment depends on the underlying cause, your age, the severity of the fibroids bleeding and your reproductive aspirations. The team at the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists focuses on treatment of fibroids as the first step to stop fibroids bleeding. Contact the fibroid specialists at this Brooklyn practice and get back control of your life.

 

Dr. George Bolotin has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Vein & Vascular Medical Care
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