Irregular Menstrual Bleeding Specialist Questions and Answers
Many women experience some kind of irregular bleeding or spotting between periods at some point in life. It is considered irregular if it occurs when you are not expecting your period. If this is the case for you, Doctor Michelle Trandai is here to help. For more information call to book a consultation today.
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Menstrual bleeding is challenging to deal with at the best of times, let alone when it becomes irregular and unpredictable. At Michelle Trandai MD, our obstetrician-gynecology clinic is proud to help individuals dealing with irregular menstrual bleeding find effective and long-lasting solutions.
While various doctors can provide treatment for irregular periods, the type of doctor who specializes in treating women’s health issues like irregular periods is an obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN). In addition to treating irregular periods, OBGYNs also specialize in prenatal care, cesarean and vaginal deliveries, pap smears, fertility treatments, urinary issues, breast health, and more.
After graduating from medical school, OBGYNs complete four years in an obstetrician-gynecology residency program. Once the residency training program is complete, OBGYNs are then eligible to take a board certification exam with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).
At Michelle Trandai MD, our board-certified OBGYN and team of medical professionals have an abundance of experience and expertise in providing high-quality care for individuals dealing with irregular periods.
It is usually a good idea to see a gynecologist if you are dealing with irregular periods, as they could be a sign of an underlying condition such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), uncontrolled diabetes, or thyroid disorders. A gynecologist can also determine if any lifestyle habits or medications you are taking are contributing to irregular periods, such as stress, extreme weight gain or loss, hormonal contraceptives, or excessive exercise. In addition to isolating the cause of your irregular periods, a gynecologist can also prescribe medication changes, treat the underlying cause of your irregular period, and recommend certain lifestyle changes to help you develop a more dependable menstrual cycle.
With that in mind, you should plan to see a gynecologist if you are experiencing any of the following:
– Bleeding in between periods
– Extremely painful periods
– Have not had a period for 90 days
– Have a period more than once every 21 days or less than once every 35 days
– Period becomes suddenly irregular or unusually heavy
– Period lasts for longer than one week
There are several ways that a doctor or OBGYN can go about treating irregular periods. If an underlying medical condition is causing the irregular period, such as PCOS or a thyroid disorder, your OBGYN will treat the irregular period by addressing the underlying condition. They may also provide medication to help with the irregular period symptoms. Other treatments for irregular periods could involve any of the following options:
– Birth control pills, or stopping them if they are causing irregular periods
– Endometrial ablation
– Hormonal therapy
– Lifestyle changes
There are several different types of irregular periods, each of which has its own set of symptoms. Some of the different types of irregular periods are as follows:
– Menorrhagia and polymenorrhagia: heavy bleeding that lasts longer than one week
– Dysmenorrhea: excess pain during menstrual period
– Amenorrhea: absent periods for at least three menstrual cycles
– Hypomenorrhea: extra light periods
– Oligomenorrhea: periods that occur more than 35 days apart from each other
Other symptoms of irregular periods could include bleeding or spotting between periods, bleeding after sexual intercourse, or bleeding after you have reached menopause.
If you are dealing with irregular periods, our menstrual cycle specialists at Michelle Trandai MD in Chicago, IL, would be pleased to provide you with high-quality gynecological care! For more information about treatment or to consult with us, we welcome you to call us or schedule an appointment through our website. We serve patients from Chicago IL, Evanston IL, Ravenswood IL, Uptown IL, Lake View IL, Lincoln Park IL, Buena Park IL, Bowmanville IL, Boystown IL and Roscoe Village, IL.