What are menstrual disorders?
Here at the Kaldas Center, we understand that no two menstrual cycles are the same. Some women have cycles that begin and end around the same time every month with minor inconvenience, while other women have cycles that fluctuate. Although it is perfectly normal for women to have different experiences, there are some signs and symptoms that could be an indication of a menstrual disorder. Menstrual disorders are when a woman’s menstrual cycle is an irregular condition and can cause:
- Dysmenorrhea – painful cramps
- Premenstrual Syndrome – PMS
- Menorrhagia – abnormally heavy bleeding
- Oligomenorrhea -light or infrequent menstruation
- Amenorrhea – no bleeding during the menstrual cycle
Understanding your own unique cycle is a wonderful way to monitor and understand your reproductive health, and can also serve as a valuable tool when trying to get pregnant. The tracking method is a completely natural way to monitor your body’s ovulation and fertility windows so you know when the best times are to try for a baby. To learn more about tracking methods, check out our blog post!
Depending on the patient and situation, treatment plans will vary. Medications, such as birth control, can help regulate and control symptoms.
Ablation may be another option and can be done in the office.
Hysterectomy is another surgical option that is the removal of the uterus and cervix.
You should learn all your options. Call us to schedule an appointment at our Center in Appleton. We’re within easy driving distance of Neenah, Green Bay, Oshkosh and surrounding areas.