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Chicago gynecologist helps women resolve abnormal menstrual bleeding

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Treatment For Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding

It can be difficult to determine if your periods constitute abnormal menstrual bleeding. Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, in Chicago has experience in treating women of all ages and all gynecological stages of life. We can help determine if your periods are abnormal, diagnose the cause(s), and develop a treatment plan. We are committed to creating personalized treatments.

What is normal vaginal bleeding? 

In order to understand what is abnormal vaginal bleeding, it is helpful to know what normal is. Normal bleeding is the monthly shed of blood from your uterus. It occurs as a result of cyclic hormonal changes. This cycle usually repeats approximately every four weeks.

What is abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding from the vagina occurs either at the wrong time in the normal cycle, or in varying amounts. If you think you are having abnormal flow, it is important to think of your normal characteristics to help us evaluate and treat the current situation.

Three questions that need answered if abnormal bleeding occurs

  • Are you pregnant? An early sign of pregnancy can be abnormal bleeding. However, later in the pregnancy, abnormal bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
  • What is the pattern? Duration, interval, and amount of bleeding can suggest what is causing it.
  • Are you ovulating? To determine if you are showing signs of ovulation, we may take hormone blood tests, have you track body temperature daily, or (rarely) take a sample of the uterine lining. Abnormal bleeding can be a sign you are not ovulating.

 Possible treatments

 Depending on the cause of your abnormal bleeding, we treat with an appropriate method that works best for you. Possibilities include oral contraceptives, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, and the Mirena intrauterine device.

 Don’t suffer any longer with uncertainty. Call us today to schedule a consultation – 312-440-9400.

 

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women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman highest level of sensitive, specialized care

At Northwestern Women's Health Associates

your unique needs are our highest priority.

Making use of advanced technology and staying on the cutting edge of women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman who visits our office with the highest level of sensitive, specialized care. At our office in Chicago, you can receive exceptional obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services from any one of our highly skilled doctors, including Stanley Friedell, MD; Marc Feldstein, MD; Abbie Roth, MD; Lisa Brunengraber, MD; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; Whitney Dunn, MD; and Aleena Lakhanpal, MD. With their combined expertise, this team of board-certified doctors at Northwestern Women's Health Associates makes it possible for you to receive efficient, personalized care from the preeminent women’s hospital in the Midwest.

Success Stories

  • 5 Star Review
    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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  • 5 Star Review

    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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