Menstrual Disorder Management
Menstrual disorder management involves the evaluation and treatment of various conditions that affect the menstrual cycle. Menstrual disorders can encompass a range of abnormalities in the menstrual cycle, including irregular periods, heavy or prolonged bleeding, absence of menstruation, and associated symptoms such as pain or discomfort. The goal of management is to address the underlying causes, alleviate symptoms, and improve overall menstrual health.
What is a Menstrual Disorder Management?
What are common menstrual disorders?
Common menstrual disorders include irregular periods, heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), absent periods (amenorrhea), painful periods (dysmenorrhea), and conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis.
When should I seek medical help for menstrual irregularities?
If you experience significant changes in your menstrual cycle, such as irregular periods, heavy bleeding, severe pain, or the absence of periods, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare provider for a thorough evaluation.
What can cause irregular periods?
Irregular periods can be caused by various factors, including hormonal imbalances, stress, changes in weight, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), thyroid disorders, and certain medical conditions.
How are menstrual disorders diagnosed?
Diagnosis involves a comprehensive medical evaluation, including a detailed medical history, physical examination, and may include blood tests, imaging studies, or procedures such as a hysteroscopy or endometrial biopsy.
Are there non-hormonal treatments for menstrual disorders?
Yes, non-hormonal treatments may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief, tranexamic acid to reduce heavy bleeding, lifestyle modifications, and surgical interventions in some cases.
Is surgery ever needed for menstrual disorders?
In some cases, surgical interventions may be recommended. This can include procedures such as endometrial ablation for heavy bleeding, removal of polyps or fibroids, or minimally invasive surgery for certain conditions.
What You Need to Know Before Your Appointment
It’s best to be prepared when coming in for your appointment and therefore we recommend bringing the following when you visit us
All Previous Investigations
This includes any X-rays, MRI, CT Scans and their reports, new as well as old
List of Your Medications
A well formed list of medications will help us decide which medications will not react with others you might be taking
Previous Surgery Documents
If you have undergone a surgery before, any documents pertaining to that time will be helpful in understand what was done at that time