Irregular periods can be frustrating and confusing, but there are answers and treatment solutions waiting at West Kendall OBGYN, serving the areas of Doral, Kendall and West Kendall in Miami. The expert gynecologists combine their extensive training and cutting-edge medical advances to help you regulate your periods and overcome your symptoms. Use the online scheduler or call the practice to book an appointment today.
Irregular Periods Q&A
Are My Periods Irregular?
When you notice a major change in your menstrual cycle, you may have irregular periods. There are many types of irregular periods, with the most common being:
Amenorrhea – no periods for three or more menstrual cycles
Oligomenorrhea – periods more than 35 days apart
Menorrhagia – heavy bleeding for more than seven days at a time
Polymenorrhea – periods less than 21 days apart
If you have irregular periods, you may also bleed between periods. Irregular periods affect up to 25% of women, so you’re not alone. But, irregular periods can sometimes be an indicator of serious health problems, so you need to reach out to West Kendall OBGYN for diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.
What Causes Irregular Periods?
There are many reasons that your period may be irregular. Some possibilities include:
Intrauterine devices (IUD), oral contraceptives, or other hormonal birth control
Nonhormonal (copper) IUD
Internal scarring from sexually transmitted diseases
Too little body fat or being underweight
Your West Kendall OBGYN gynecologist discusses all your symptoms with you and then performs a pelvic exam and work-up. This may include blood tests, urine tests, imaging tests, and other diagnostics. With this information, they diagnose the issue and prescribe the appropriate treatment right away.
How Can I Regulate My Periods?
Treatment depends on the cause of your irregular periods and how they affect your life. Sometimes, as with menopause and hormone imbalance, hormones like oral contraceptives, IUD, or hormone replacement therapy is the best way to regulate your period.
In some cases, lifestyle changes can help you regulate your periods. Your West Kendall OBGYN doctor can make suggestions such as eating healthy, maintaining a healthy body weight, exercising regularly (but not too much) and reducing your stress level.
If your irregular periods have a connection to conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, or ovarian cysts, and they don’t regulate with non-surgical measures, you may need surgery like myomectomy, laparoscopy, oophorectomy, or, in severe cases, hysterectomy. The West Kendall OBGYN doctors have extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures, which means faster recovery.
The caring experts at West Kendall OBGYN are here to help you understand the reasons and solutions for irregular periods. Click the online scheduler or call to book an appointment now.