How Normal Are Your Periods

How normal are your periods?… Did you know the normal about of blood expected for a whole menses is 80 ml fluid. So how much is 80ml visually? Well it turns out to be about half a glass of a small glass of wine or just about 3 ounces! Many women go on for long periods of time not knowing that they have abnormal uterine bleeding. This is especially the case in women between ages 40-55. If you have bleeding between your periods, excessive days of bleeding > 7 days, or profuse bleeding during the first few days of your menses, you don’t have to suffer silently. Get in touch for help. Abnormal bleeding can be due to changes in hormones (perimenopause), thyroid dysfunction, infection, fibroids or polyps. These are simple solutions that can help.

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Dr. Anna Le A Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Anna Le received her Medical Doctor degree in 1998 from George Washington University. Dr. Le completed an OB/GYN residency at Howard University in 2003. Dr. Le is the founder of Annandale OBGYN. She began her practice in 2003. Dr. Le offers comprehensive care for women throughout their lifetime, from pregnancy and childbirth to the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, menopause, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Le specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures including laparoscopy, endometrial ablation and hysteroscopic Essure procedures. She also practices the full scope of office gynecology including management of abnormal pap smears, adolescent medicine, hormone therapy, birth control, abnormal bleeding , sexual dysfunction, diagnostic ultrasound for obstetric and gynecologic disorders.

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