Menstrual disorders can be disruptive to the lives of young and middle aged women, particularly when the symptoms include excessive cramping or heavy bleeding. By visiting their OB/GYN regularly, women can report these symptoms to their physician and learn that treatment for menstrual disorders is available. These are some of the most common treatment options.
The most common reason for heavy cycles is Adenomyosis, which is a form of Endometriosis. Fibroids is another reason a hormonal imbalance can lead to heavy cycles
- Heavy Bleeding — Oral contraceptives have been proven to reduce the amount of blood loss during the menstrual cycle. Women should work with their OB/GYN in order to determine which birth control pill is the best option to treat their symptoms.
- Irregularity — Oral contraceptives have been designed to regulate the menstrual cycle, ensuring that a woman cycles about every 28-30 days. Women who are not having periods frequently enough, or who may be having them too frequently, can benefit from beginning the birth control pill.
- Heavy Bleeding — Intrauterine Devices, or IUDs, are a form of long-term birth control that also helps control heavy bleeding. This treatment option is recommended for women who do not intend to have children for several years, or for women who are peri-menopausal. It is an effective treatment option that is increasing in popularity, particularly when it comes to controlling heavy bleeding during menstruation.
- Heavy Bleeding — Endometrial ablation is a procedure in which the uterine lining is cauterized, preventing excessive bleeding from occurring each month. The procedure will result in either complete cessation of the cycle or decrease in flow., but there will be minimal bleeding during menstruation. This is a procedure that is often reserved for women who are done having children, as this also prevents a woman from being able to conceive a child. Many women who are pre-menopausal opt to have this procedure performed.
- Irregularity — Women who exercise frequently or excessively may begin to notice irregular periods. In some cases, excessive weight loss or weight gain can cause cycles to become irregular as well. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms and about any changes you have recently made to your diet and exercise routine. According to Web MD, in some cases, treatment for menstrual disorders is as simple as enjoying moderate exercise and prioritizing a healthy, balanced diet. Polytheistic ovarian syndrome could lead to very irregular cycles. Medication can correct that.
If you have noticed that your periods are occurring too frequently, infrequently or are resulting in heavy bleeding, it is a good time to schedule a consultation appointment with your OB/GYN. At Plaza OB/GYN, we recognize that menstrual disorders treatment is necessary in order to restore the quality of life for women. We believe in personalized care and treatment for all of our patients. To find out more information about treatment for menstrual disorders, contact us today.