Menstrual Irregularity Management Specialist Questions and Answers
If you think you are dealing with menstrual irregularity, our specialist at Dr. Beyerlein in Eugene, OR for Women’s Health can develop an effective treatment plan to manage your symptoms. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online.
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Dealing with irregular menstruation can be unpredictable and disruptive to your plans and general routine. Whether you are dealing with increased pain, shorter than normal times between your periods, or other issues, it is worthwhile to see a menstrual irregularity management specialist to balance your menstruation cycles. If you are looking for more information on the causes, treatments, and signs of menstrual irregularity, we have provided some questions and answers below to help you know if you are dealing with this issue, what the cause could be, and how it can be fixed.
Irregular menstruation can occur due to a broad range of potential causes, including stress and lifestyle factors as well as serious underlying medical conditions. As such, if you are experiencing irregular menstruation, it is essential to speak with your primary care doctor or obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN) about your issues so they can get to the bottom of it and either rule out serious medical issues or treat those issues if they are found to be the culprit.
With that in mind, here are some of the possible causes of irregular menstruation:
– Bleeding disorders
– Dietary or exercise routine changes
– Hyperthyroidism, which is an overabundance of activity within the thyroid gland
– Hypothyroidism, which is not enough activity within the thyroid gland
– Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
– Pituitary disorders cause a hormonal imbalance
– Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
– Pregnancy complications
– Significant weight loss or gain
– Use of certain medications, such as anticoagulants, which are blood-thinning medications, birth control pills, or steroids
– Uterine fibroids or polyps
Whether or not irregular periods can be cured ultimately depends on the underlying cause for your irregular menstrual cycle. With that in mind, if you are experiencing irregular periods due to stress or lifestyle factors, you can likely fix the problem with healthy stress management techniques or by making changes to your lifestyle habits. Likewise, if your irregular menstrual cycles are a side effect of the medication you are taking, you can cure this side effect by stopping the medication or switching to a new medication.
In the case that the irregular menstrual cycle is caused by an underlying condition, the possibility of curing the problem depends on whether or not the underlying condition can be cured or effectively treated to eliminate the symptom of irregular periods. Some conditions causing irregular periods that can be cured include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, uterine fibroids, and PID. While endometriosis and PCOS cannot be cured, there are effective treatments available that could help your menstrual cycle to balance itself out.
Women often experience menstrual cycles differently from each other, so it can sometimes be difficult to know if their menstrual cycles are irregular or normal. With that in mind, here are some signs that your menstruation cycle is abnormal:
– Experiencing cramping, nausea, pain, or vomiting during your period
– Noticing bleeding or spotting in between menstrual cycles or after having sex
– Periods occur within less than 21 days or over 35 days apart from each other
– You have missed three or more consecutive
Your menstrual flow is heavier or lighter than usual or fluctuates significantly with each period
For more information about our menstrual irregularity management services or an appointment with us, please call us or make an appointment through our website. You can find our clinic located at 10 Coburg Road, Suite 100, in Eugene, Oregon. We serve patients from Eugene OR, Coburg OR, Creswell OR, Lowell OR, Cottage Grove OR, Springfield OR, and Junction City OR.
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