Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal Bleeding services offered in Decatur, GA

Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal Bleeding services offered in Decatur, GA

Heavy periods can be a side effect of underlying gynecological issues. At Dekalb Women’s Specialists, the experienced medical team offers advanced diagnostic tests on-site to accurately identify the cause of irregular or abnormal bleeding. Mercy Amua-Quarshie, MD, and Albert Scott, Jr., MD, specialize in a range of treatments, including hormone therapy and outpatient hysteroscopy, to reduce the severity of bleeding and regulate your monthly menstrual cycle. Call the Stonecrest or Decatur, Georgia, office to schedule an evaluation for abnormal bleeding or book an appointment online today.

Abnormal Bleeding Q&A

What causes abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding describes irregular uterine bleeding that’s heavier or lasts longer than your usual monthly period. Abnormal bleeding also includes bleeding that occurs between your periods.

Causes of abnormal bleeding can include:

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Reproductive cancers
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Dekalb Women’s Specialists offers diagnostic testing in-office to identify the cause of abnormal bleeding. The team also customizes a care plan to stop the bleeding and prevent additional reproductive health and sexual wellness complications.

When should I schedule a consultation for abnormal bleeding?

If you have abnormal bleeding during a pregnancy, contact the team at Dekalb Women’s Specialists as soon as possible for further guidance.

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the OB/GYN team if you experience issues like:

  • Bleeding accompanied by pelvic pain
  • Heavy bleeding that soaks napkins or pads within an hour
  • Menstrual bleeding that lasts seven days or longer
  • Menstrual cycles that occur infrequently or too often

Your provider completes a pelvic exam and may order bloodwork, ultrasound imaging, or other diagnostic tests to identify the cause of bleeding. 

How is abnormal bleeding treated?

Dekalb Women’s Specialists offers treatment options for abnormal bleeding that stems from a range of gynecological conditions.

These treatments include:

Hormone treatments

Birth control pills that contain estrogen and/or progestin can reduce abnormal bleeding by regulating your menstrual cycles and correcting a hormone imbalance. Hormonal birth control can also ease pelvic discomfort and intense cramping.  

You may also be a candidate for a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) that releases a steady stream of progesterone-like hormones into your uterus to regulate your periods. 


Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove uterine fibroids or polyps using a thin, lighted scope your provider inserts into your vagina.

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation is an outpatient procedure that uses heat to destroy the lining of your uterus (endometrium). This treatment is only an option for women who aren’t planning a future pregnancy.


A hysterectomy to remove your uterus and other reproductive organs may be a last-resort treatment for severe, chronic bleeding that isn’t treatable with other therapies. After a hysterectomy, you won’t be able to have children.

Call the Dekalb Women’s Specialists office near you to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for abnormal bleeding or book a consultation online today.