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Menstrual Disorders

Plaza OB/GYN provides menstrual disorders treatment for women experiencing problems with their monthly cycle.

Although many women experience their monthly periods with few symptoms, some experience menstrual cycle problems with real and unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms can make the monthly event of menstruation difficult to bare. However, many of these issues can be treated and prevented from reoccurring in the future.

What are Menstrual Disorders?

Women who experience menstrual disorders may deal with a variety of symptoms. Both emotional and physical symptoms may appear near the monthly menstruation period. These symptoms range in discomfort and age affected, along with treatment options. Menstrual disorders are generally classified into four groups, and include:

Abnormal Heavy Bleeding During Period

Known as menorrhagia, symptoms include constant bleeding and longer menstrual periods.

Absent Periods

Classified as amenorrhea, this is considered when a female has not had a cycle for over six months

Heavy Menstrual Cramps

Known as dysmenorrhea, effected women experience painful cramps during menstruation.

Irregular Menstrual Period

Also known as oligomenorrhea, these women experience menstrual periods more than 35 days apart.

Extreme PMS Symptoms

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphonic Disorder (PMDD) occurs when commonly experienced symptoms, such as mood swings, anxiety, fatigue, or headaches, become extreme. These conditions are common in women expecting their monthly menstruation in the short future. Relieving symptoms linger on lifestyle choices and medications if needed, although not always necessary.

Menstrual Disorders Treatment

Treatments for menorrhagia and its related conditions include medications to help alleviate symptoms. Over-the-counter medication like Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen and Naproxen are commonly given to women experiencing symptoms. These pain relievers help with managing cramps and other pains.

  • Medications
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Oral contraceptives

Endometrial ablation treatment permanently hinders the endometrium's (lining of uterus) ability to grow. The minimally invasive procedure helps periods return to normal, makes them lighter, or stops them completely. Women can freely return to normal activity the next day. However, this treatment is not intended for women who wish to become pregnant in the future.

Oral contraceptives are another option to treat menstrual disorders. These medications are aimed at regulating and managing menstrual periods and reduce heavy bleeding. In the event more is needed to treat menstrual disorders, endometrial ablation and hysterectomy may be considered if needed.

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