Innovative HealthCare Physicians -  - OB-GYN

Innovative HealthCare Physicians

OB-GYNs located in Financial District, New York, NY

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Specialist

As a top gynecologist in the Manhattan area, Dr. Pilshchik uses advanced diagnostics to help patients understand the causes of their abnormal bleeding to ensure they get the most effective treatment for optimal results.

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Q & A

How can I tell if the bleeding I'm experiencing is abnormal?

A normal period lasts from four to seven days and occurs usually about every 28 days. Periods that occur outside that range – typically less than three weeks or more than five weeks apart – are usually considered abnormal. Bleeding that occurs between periods or after sexual intercourse, bleeding that's extremely heavy or light, or bleeding that lasts longer than a normal period is also considered to be abnormal.

What causes abnormal uterine bleeding?

Hormonal changes or abnormalities are the most common cause of most types of abnormal vaginal bleeding. Changes can occur as a result of menopause, puberty or medical conditions like endometriosis, thyroid disease or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or they can be caused by stress, significant weight changes, IUD use, changing your birth control pill, excessive exercise and even breastfeeding. Uterine fibroids, polyps and scarring (adhesions) can also cause abnormal vaginal bleeding.

How will Dr. Pilshchik determine what's causing my abnormal bleeding?

Dr. Pilshchik will ask you questions about your health and lifestyle factors, and she'll also perform a pelvic exam to look for abnormalities and take a Pap smear. In some cases, colposcopy may be necessary to look at the vagina and cervix, or a hysteroscopy may be used to see inside the uterus. Hormonal changes may be confirmed with blood tests.

How is abnormal bleeding treated?

That depends on what's causing the abnormal bleeding. When hormonal changes are occurring and puberty and menopause are not to blame, hormone therapy may be ordered or you may be asked to change the birth control pill you're using. If fibroids, polyps or endometriosis are causing bleeding, you may need surgical treatment or other types of treatment to get bleeding under control. Other times, shifting your exercise routine or losing weight can help stabilize abnormal bleeding.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services.

To the right is a short list of the insurance we accept.

If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GEHA Health Plans
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)

Words from our patients

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    "You can always get an appointment, and the support staff is terrific. I have referred multiple friends to this office, and everyone has been happy."

    Bm S.
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    "I liked that he has a consultation room, and he will review the information from the last appointment, inquire and update your profile."

    Marisa P.
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    "The office is clean, spacious, and well-maintained. The front desk staff and nurses have always been helpful."

    Kate N.
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    "I have never experienced this level of service. From the moment I made the appointment through the visit itself, he and his staff were excellent."

    Chi M.
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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

    Christina M.
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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

    Christina M.
Innovative HealthCare Physicians
225 Broadway, Suite 901
Financial District

New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-679-1171
Fax: 212-393-9405
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