Orange Blossom Women's Group
Board Certified OB-GYNS, Midwives & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in New Port Richey, FL & Land O' Lakes, FL
Your period is a big part of your life. If you’re living with severe pain or heavy bleeding with each period, the Orange Blossom Women’s Group medical team can help. At their office in Trinity, Florida, Reut Bardach, MD, and the all-female staff understand how severe cramping and abnormal bleeding can interfere with your life. The team offers comprehensive care for all types of menstrual disorders, including menorrhagia and amenorrhea. To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for a menstrual disorder, call Orange Blossom Women’s Group or request an appointment online today.
Menstrual Disorder Q & A
What is a menstrual disorder?
A menstrual disorder is a condition that interferes with your menstrual cycle. In general, your period should be regular and not involve severe pain or heavy bleeding.
There are several types of menstrual disorders the team at Orange Blossom Women’s Group diagnoses and treats. These include:
Dysmenorrhea involves severe and frequent cramping in your lower abdomen during your period. The pain can also spread out into your lower back and thighs.
Menorrhagia describes heavy menstrual bleeding. Typically, you can expect to lose an ounce of blood during your period. With menorrhagia, you may soak through a pad or tampon every few hours and have periods that last more than 10 days.
Oligomenorrhea is a condition where your periods occur more than 35 days apart. This disorder is most common in girls just starting their period who haven’t begun a regular cycle.
Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation. Primary amenorrhea describes not starting a period by the age of 16. Secondary amenorrhea is when menstruation that used to be regular stops for at least three months.
How are menstrual disorders diagnosed?
During your evaluation for a menstrual disorder, your practitioner at Orange Blossom Women’s Group reviews your personal and family medical history and discusses your symptoms.
Your provider also evaluates the health of your reproductive organs during a pelvic exam. They may perform a Pap smear, collecting cervical cells to rule out cancer and infections. You may also need blood work to check your hormone levels.
To further assess your reproductive health, your provider can insert a hysteroscope into your vagina. This scope has an attached camera that sends back real-time images of your uterus to an external monitor to identify cysts, scar tissue, and other abnormalities that can disrupt your regular periods.
How are menstrual disorders treated?
The team at Orange Blossom Women’s Group offers a customized treatment plan for your menstrual disorder based on the condition you have, your health history, and your age.
Many menstrual disorders are treatable with birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. These medications can reduce heavy bleeding and painful cramping, and help regulate your cycle.
If you have polyps or other growths, your provider may recommend robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery to remove them.
If you’re experiencing painful periods or heavy bleeding, schedule a diagnostic evaluation by calling Orange Blossom Women’s Group or requesting an appointment online today.
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