The usual cause of vaginal bleeding is menstruation (the monthly period). However, any vaginal bleeding that is not normal menstrual bleeding or mid-cycle spotting may be abnormal and should be diagnosed by your physician at Moscow Pullman OB/GYN. Our staff will look for signs of problems within the vagina, uterus (womb), and/or ovaries.
As with pelvic pain, our health care professionals are trained in modern minimal-access surgical techniques such as hysteroscopy. This technique involves placing a small scope through the vagina, cervix and into the uterus. The physician can then diagnose any structural problems such as polyps, fibroids or cancer. By using hysteroscopy, treatment of any abnormal finding can be performed immediately.
In addition, physicians at Moscow Pullman OB/GYN specialize in endometrial ablation. Endometrial ablation is an outpatient procedure that treats your uterine lining, thereby diminishing your period altogether and eliminating the need for a hysterectomy. Most women can return to fully functional lives within a few days of this procedure. You'll experience light bleeding or spotting, instead of heavy flows, or, you may cease to have periods without affecting your hormone levels.