Our office will reopen tomorrow, 2/22/2021. However, due to the recent winter storms, our office has suffered major water damage throughout the building. Our telephone services are still down so please be patient with us during this time.
If you have an emergency, please go to the ER or labor and delivery.
Dr. Fong will be periodically checking the patient portal for urgent questions or concerns. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
Abnormal vaginal bleeding can frequently be evaluated and diagnosed with a thorough history and physical examination with minimal testing. Most ovulatory menstrual cycles are regular, cyclic and predictable. The typical interval is between 25-34 days apart and lasting 3-7 days in duration with an average blood loss of 30-80 cc. When there is a deviation of this pattern, there may be an abnormality that should be investigated.
Common terminology to explain these abnormal variations are:
- menorrhagia (cyclic menstrual bleeding that is excessive in duration and/or amount)
- ligomenorrhea (bleeding or light spotting that occurs at intervals longer than 35 days)
- metrorrhagia (bleeding that occurs at irregular intervals)
- menometrorrhagia (excessive and prolonged bleeding at frequent and irregular intervals)