Women & Family Clinic
Sepideh Zahedy-Kapusta, MD
OB-GYN & Medical Spa located in La Habra, CA
Even though most women experience some type of irregular bleeding at some point in their lives, it can be alarming and nerve wracking when it happens. Dr. Sepideh Zahedy-Kapusta of Women & Family Clinic in La Habra, California, is a board-certified OB/GYN who understands what you’re going through. Dr. Zahedy has more than 20 years of experience treating women for all types of gynecological and reproductive issues. She can help get to the cause of any irregular bleeding you’re experiencing. Call her office or go online to schedule an appointment today.
Irregular Period Q & A
What causes irregular bleeding in women?
Abnormal or irregular bleeding happens when there’s a problem with a woman’s reproductive system. Irregular bleeding may be a symptom of any of the following:
- Ovulation problems
- Fibroids or polyps
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Uterine cancer
- Problems with an IUD or birth control pills
- Infections or sexually-transmitted diseases
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Periods are often irregular when girls first begin having a menstrual cycle, and during perimenopause, when a woman enters the first stages of menopause. In both cases, it’s fairly normal to have irregular bleeding, but if the condition persists for more than a few days at a time, or is excessively heavy, it is important to seek medical care.
Bleeding at any time during a pregnancy is cause for concern. Seek medical help right away.
What tests determine the cause of irregular bleeding?
Depending on your age, medical history, and current condition, Dr. Zahedy may order tests, including an endometrial biopsy, hysteroscopy, MRI, or an ultrasound. She performs ultrasounds right in the office at her clinic, so you get the results and a diagnosis in a timely manner.
Dr. Zahedy and her medical staff are experienced professionals and pay exceptional attention to your comfort and care during any exam and testing that is required.
How is irregular bleeding treated?
Because every woman’s condition and situation is unique, your treatment options for irregular bleeding will also vary. Dr. Zahedy evaluates any tests and performs necessary exams, and then she diagnoses the cause of your bleeding and explains treatment options. Sometimes prescription medications, such as oral contraceptives, are effective in controlling heavy or irregular bleeding.
Additionally, there are medications that specifically treat heavy bleeding, or stop menstrual cycles, or reduce the size of fibroids. Antibiotics take care of most infections. If medication doesn’t work, surgical options may be a last resort.
As with any condition, Dr. Zahedy practices the the philosophy of offering a broad range of treatment options, including holistic methods, and educating women regarding all of their health concerns so they can make informed medical decisions. Call or schedule an appointment online for help with irregular bleeding or any other gynecological health concern.