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Menstrual Disorders

Menstrual disorders include a variety of disorders that affect a woman’s menstrual cycle. They range from very heavy, painful periods or no periods at all. Cause for concern when periods come fewer than 21 days or more than 3 months apart.

Menstrual disorders include:

  • Irregular periods - cycle length shorter or longer than normal
  • Infrequent periods - menstrual periods that occur more than 35 days apart, cause of concern when they occur more than 3 months apart.
  • Painful menstruation - also known as primary dysmenorrhea, secondary dysmenorrhea can be triggered by endometriosis or fibroids.
  • Heavy bleeding

Treatment for Menstrual Disorders

  • Oral contraceptives - helps to regulate periods and can reduce heavy bleeding.
  • Surgical - if the menstrual disorder is brought on by polyps or fibroids, your doctor may recommend surgical treatment. This involves a hysteroscopy or a laparoscopic procedure including the removal of fibroids.

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