GYN Emergent Care Center is the only emergency care facility dedicated solely to women's health. The facility serves the residents of Southern California, including women who live in the Long Beach area. Doctors at the facility specialize in the treatment of menstrual disorders, including heavy bleeding and spotting.
Heavy bleeding can have several causes. An unknown pregnancy, the presence of cysts or fibroids, endometriosis, or any other health condition that affects the uterus directly can cause abnormally heavy periods. Women who are under extreme levels of stress may go to the extremes with their periods. One month they may have minimal bleeding, similar to spotting, and the next month, have a period so heavy that normal pads may not be enough to contain the flow. Women who have extremely heavy periods should have their iron levels checked regularly to make sure they are not anemic.
Many doctors use oral contraceptives and other hormone-based forms of birth control to attempt to regulate the bleeding and abdominal pain that accompanies a woman's period. Keeping the hormones at a constant, balanced level, helps to regulate the periods and keep them on a schedule, as well as helps to control bleeding and other symptoms associated with a woman's menstrual cycle. Changes in diet may help to control bleeding, as well as exercising regularly. In some cases, taking a Vitamin supplement may be beneficial as well. Each woman is different in how her body responds to certain types of treatment.
If bleeding continues past the normal range of days their menstrual cycle lasts, a woman may need to make an appointment with her gynecologist. The purpose of a period is to shed the lining of the uterus that was not used for a pregnancy. If the shedding continues and the bleeding does not stop, it may indicate that something is amiss. This could be a sign of endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, or even certain types of sexually transmitted diseases. It may even indicate the risk of cancer. Bleeding that lasts longer than ten days should always be reported to the gynecologist, even if a woman has abnormally long or heavy periods.
"I felt well taken care of and the procedure was done with professionalism and friendliness. The facility is clean and well updated. Great place!"
"During my care at the GYN Emergent Care Center (ECC), I was treated very well by the nurses and staff before, during and after surgery."
"Thankful for a place I can go for emergency needs as a woman."
"Extremely down to earth and very patiently took the time to hear all of my symptoms and worries as well as give me a follow up appointment just to cover all the bases."
"...I waited less than 10 minutes to be checked which is amazing considering the wait time I would have had to endure if I would have gone to a regular ER."
"They calmly advised me that my daughter needed surgery and was admitted to their onsite surgery center. From beginning to end, we were satisfied..."
"This is by far the BEST Dr. office/surgery center I have ever been to."
"I've needed to go to this facility a few times this year - and it's been so convenient. The nurses are friendly and helpful. The front desk people are great."
"I'm so grateful to have an urgent dedicated to pregnancy/gynecological issues!"
"I felt safe and it felt like I was on vacation, relaxing:). I was very comfortable! 5 stars!! Totally recommend this place. It was a blessing I learned of them in time."
"The team at GYN solved a 2-month problem in the one single visit - the DAY OF."
"This is the best clinic I have ever been to. I was in so much pain and the doctor came immediately from the hospital so I only had to wait 5 minutes."
"I walked into this clinic and from the moment I said hello to the moment I said goodbye, I felt lucky to have walked into this clinic."
"This place is amazing. Took good care of my partner. They're open 24/7, and offer free wifi in the comfy waiting room."