Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

OB/GYN Specialist & Robotic Surgery Specialists located in Las Vegas, NV

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Up to 14% of women experience abnormal uterine bleeding during their childbearing years. If you have heavy periods, inconsistent periods, or another issue with menstruation, the WHASN West Valley team, led by Christina Nguyen, MD, and Marvin Najjar, MD, is here for you. They can determine the reason for your issues and recommend a treatment or in-office procedure to restore your normal periods. Call the Las Vegas, Nevada, office or use the online scheduler to make your appointment now. 

What is abnormal uterine bleeding?

Abnormal uterine bleeding is bleeding that’s outside your normal menstrual patterns. Acute abnormal uterine bleeding is a short-term problem that arises suddenly, while chronic abnormal uterine bleeding continues for six months or longer. 

Abnormal uterine bleeding occurs in several different ways, such as:

  • Changing pads or tampons at least once per hour
  • Periods lasting longer than seven days
  • No period for three to six months (outside of pregnancy or other known causes)
  • Menstrual cycle shorter than 21 days
  • Menstrual cycle longer than 35 days
  • Irregular menstrual cycle that varies by at least seven days
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding after menopause

Bleeding during pregnancy isn’t considered abnormal but rather a pregnancy complication that’s treated in a different way. 

What causes abnormal uterine bleeding?

Abnormal uterine bleeding has many possible causes, including:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Ovulation disorders 
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Copper intrauterine devices (IUD)
  • Endometrial cancer


Many women have more than one cause. For example, women with PCOS are three or four times more likely to have hypothyroidism. Both conditions can cause abnormal uterine bleeding so symptoms may be especially severe in women with both. 

How is abnormal uterine bleeding treated?

The WHASN West Valley team offers comprehensive in-office testing to find the cause of your abnormal bleeding. After that, they recommend a personalized treatment plan to get you back to a normal menstrual cycle. 

Your treatment may include hormone therapy (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or birth control), lifestyle changes, or other treatments specifically targeted to your needs. 

If you have uterine fibroids or polyps, the team may recommend an in-office procedure such as TruClear™ or Myosure® to remove the growths and restore your menstrual cycle. 

Women with severe chronic abnormal uterine bleeding may opt for endometrial ablation (NovaSure® or Minerva®), which removes your endometrial lining permanently. This procedure is only for women who aren’t planning to give birth to more children.  

In most cases, abnormal uterine bleeding is treatable with either noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures in the office. Should you need surgery such as a hysterectomy or myomectomy, the expert team uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotics system to perform the procedure with tiny incisions and minimal downtime. 

Call WHASN West Valley or click the online scheduler to book your appointment now.