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Menstrual Disorders

June 14, 2022

Urogynologist Specialist Houston and Katy

Menstrual periods usually last four to seven days. Periods that are less than 21 days between or more than 35 days apart, skipping three or more periods in a row, and menstrual flow that is substantially thicker or lighter than usual are all examples of menstrual disorders.

What is it, exactly?

Heavy bleeding, missing periods, and uncontrollable mood swings are examples of menstrual disorders, which are physical and/or emotional symptoms that occur right before and during menstruation.

Some women have no problems getting through their monthly periods. Their periods are almost as predictable as clockwork, beginning and ending at approximately the same time each month and causing little more than a mild annoyance.

Other women, on the other hand, have a slew of physical and/or mental symptoms leading up to and during menstruation. These symptoms can cause substantial disruptions in a woman’s life, ranging from excessive bleeding and missing periods to uncontrollable mood swings.

How typical menstruation (periods) is diagnosed?

The physician will inquire about the menstrual cycle as well as any medical history. He or she will conduct a physical examination, which may include a pelvic exam and a Pap test. Certain tests, such as the ones listed below, may be ordered by the doctor:

  • Anaemia and other medical conditions are ruled out through blood tests.
  • In order to check for infections, vaginal cultures are taken.
  • An ultrasound examination of the pelvis to look for uterine fibroids, polyps, or an ovarian cyst.
  • An endometrial biopsy is a procedure that involves removing a sample of tissue from the uterine lining in order to identify endometriosis, hormonal imbalances, or malignant cells.


It is not possible to stop abnormal uterine bleeding from happening, but they can manage it once it does.

  • Reducing refined sweets, salt, tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol in the diet, might increase PMS symptoms.
  • Exercising for at least 20 to 30 minutes three times a week, ideally for at least 30 minutes five times a week is recommended.
  • Sleeping at regular intervals and having a nightly routine might help both body and mind prepare for sleep.
  • Preparing for highs and lows by keeping a premenstrual symptom checklist.

When is it necessary to seek medical help for menstrual bleeding?
When patients lose a considerable amount of blood every month, it can take a toll on their health. If anyone is experiencing new or severe symptoms associated with heavy monthly bleeding, don’t hesitate to seek medical help.

Because the uterine lining is iron-rich, women lose iron every month when they have their period. Anaemia has been associated with heavy periods. When the body doesn’t have enough particular blood cells or when blood cells don’t function properly, anaemia develops.

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