Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Specialist

Brandon M. Lingenfelter, DO, PhD

OB/GYN located in Princeton, WV

Uterine bleeding, otherwise known as vaginal bleeding, is associated with a woman’s menstrual period. There are abnormal forms of vaginal bleeding that can occur in between periods that may result from various health conditions. Women in the Princeton, West Virginia area should consult with Dr. Brandon M. Lingenfelter if they’re concerned about any uterine bleeding.

Uterine Bleeding Q & A

What causes abnormal uterine bleeding?

Abnormal uterine bleeding has several causes. It can result from:

  • Hormone complications
  • Clotting problems
  • Cancer of the cervix, uterus, vagina, or ovaries
  • Thyroid problems
  • Uterine fibroids (growths)
  • Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy medication

A great number of diseases, infections, and conditions can result in abnormal bleeding. Talk to Dr. Lingenfelter if you’re experiencing any signs of abnormal vaginal bleeding.

When should I contact Dr. Lingenfelter at Brandon M. Lingenfelter, DO, PhD?

If you’re experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding during pregnancy please notify your doctor immediately. It’s always best to take every precaution necessary when it comes to the health of mother and child. Contact Dr. Lingenfelter if you or a loved one is postmenopausal and not taking hormone therapy, postmenopausal taking cyclic hormone therapy, postmenopausal taking continuous hormone therapy, or a girl with no signs of puberty or under 8 years of age experiencing abnormal bleeding.

How will diagnosis take place?

Dr. Lingenfelter first asks you a series of questions related to lifestyle and past and current health issues. A set of tests can be taken to paint a clearer picture of the cause of the bleeding. Pelvic exams, blood tests, imaging tests, and sometimes biopsies can be implemented to ensure the root cause is determined.

How is abnormal vaginal bleeding treated?

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is usually a symptom of another condition. Dr. Lingenfelter will do all that’s possible to identify the root cause of the bleeding. Treatments vary depending on the nature of the cause. Dr. Lingenfelter can provide you with a clearer picture of treatment once the conditions are known. If you’re experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Lingenfelter at Brandon M. Lingenfelter, DO, PhD. The practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicare
United Healthcare