Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Specialist

Isaac Halfon, MD -  - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Isaac Halfon M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology

Isaac Halfon, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Wellington, FL

Heavy bleeding can also be accompanied by pain and discomfort and signal a more significant problem for some women. Seeking medical expertise is always a good idea to help you feel healthy again. Isaac Halfon, MD understands the many medical issues that lead to heavy bleeding and works with you to find and treat the underlying cause, as well as relieve your symptoms. If you’re in Wellington, Florida, or the surrounding areas, call or book online for a consultation.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Q & A

What constitutes heavy bleeding?

To better help determine whether your menstrual bleeding is considered heavy, here are a few guidelines:

  • Soaking through one or more tampons or pads every hour for several hours in a row
  • Needing to double up on pads
  • Having to wake up throughout the night to change your pads or tampons
  • Bleeding for more than seven days
  • Fatigue
  • Passing large blood clots (the size of a quarter or larger)

If you meet any of these criteria, you’re experiencing menorrhagia or heavy bleeding and Dr. Halfon can help.

What are the causes of heavy bleeding?

To treat your heavy bleeding, Dr. Halfon first works with you to diagnose the problem underlying the condition. The most common causes are:

  • Hormonal imbalances caused by conditions such as PCOS, obesity, and insulin resistance
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Ovarian issues, including ovarian cysts
  • Pregnancy
  • An IUD

In rare cases, heavy bleeding may be caused by uterine or cervical cancer.

How is the cause determined?

As a gynecologist, Dr. Halfon understands the female reproductive system and what potentially causes heavy bleeding. To correctly diagnose your menorrhagia, Dr. Halfon works exhaustively to find its origin and turns to the following:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Blood test
  • Ultrasound
  • Pap test
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Hysteroscopy

These diagnostic tools provide Dr. Halfon with valuable information allowing him to zero in on the cause of your heavy bleeding and get you started on the proper treatment.

What are the treatments for heavy bleeding?

In coming up with a treatment plan, Dr. Halfon’s goal is to help you gain control over your heavy bleeding and the discomfort that comes with it. Depending on the cause, symptoms, and your medical history, Dr. Halfon chooses a treatment that best addresses your underlying problem, as well as your symptoms. Your options may include:

  • Medications for pain
  • Medications to regulate your hormones
  • Surgical removal of cysts, fibroids, and polyps
  • Dilation and curettage to remove the lining of your uterus
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysterectomy

Dr. Halfon often starts conservatively with non-invasive or minimally invasive measures. Should they prove ineffective, Dr. Halfon explores more aggressive options with you, such as surgical intervention. Rest assured that Dr. Halfon works with you until an appropriate and effective solution is found.

If heavy bleeding is having a serious impact on your quality of life, call Isaac Halfon MD Obstetrics and Gynecology. Or, use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.