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Pregnancy Specialist

Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic

OB/GYNs located in Riverside County

If you're expecting a baby, you need special care. At Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic, Janet Vadaparampil, MD, and Rodolfo Rey, MD, offer a wide range of pregnancy-related services to guide you through each stage of your pregnancy. Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic is always available to answer your questions and delivers ongoing support, along with comprehensive preventive care. If you have complex health needs, the practice offers specialized services. With locations in Riverside, Perris, Lake Elsinore, and Moreno Valley, California, expert pregnancy care is always close by. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

What is abnormal uterine bleeding?

Abnormal uterine bleeding is bleeding from the uterus that is longer than usual or that may occur at irregular times or random, and may also be lighter or heavier than usual.
Aub can occur during the following times:

  • After Sexual Intercourse

  • Bleeding or spotting between your periods

  • After menopause

  • For longer days than normal

What causes AUB?

AUB can occur when the ovaries do not release an egg. Changes in hormone levels cause your period to be later or earlier. Your period may sometimes be heavier than normal.

AUB is more common in teenagers or in premenopausal women. Women who are overweight also may be more likely to have AUB.
Most AUBs are caused by a hormonal imbalance and can also be caused by the following:

  • Thickening of the uterine wall/lining

  • Bleeding disorders or problems with blood clotting

  • Uterine fibroids/polyps

  • Infection of the uterus or cervix

  • Cancers of the ovaries, uterus, cervix, or vagina

  • Excessive weight gain or loss (more than 10 pounds or 4.5 kilograms)

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Hormonal birth control, such as birth control pills or intrauterine devices (IUD)

  • Severe weight loss

Symptoms of AUB can possibly include:

  • Bleeding or spotting from the vagina between periods

  • Periods that occur less than 28 days apart 

  • Heavier bleeding such as passing large clots

  • Bleeding that lasts for more days than normal or for more than 7 days

  • Mood swings

  • Hot flashes

What are some exams/ tests that can be done?

Most likely, your healthcare provider will do a pelvic exam/ HPV test and pap smear, however, some other tests may include:

  • Complete blood count

  • Hormone tests

  • Pregnancy tests

  • Biopsy to check for cancer

What are some exams/ tests that can be done?

Treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • Low-dose birth control pills

  • Hormone therapy

  • High-dose estrogen therapy for women with very heavy bleeding

  • Intrauterine device (IUD) that releases the hormone progestin

  • Surgery, if the cause of the bleeding is a polyp or fibroid

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