When your periods are abnormal, it can complicate your life. Abnormal periods don’t come regularly, or they may be heavy or light. They can also signal underlying health issues. Dr. Rebecca Brown, Dr. Jennifer Chen, Dr. Lily Lee, Dr.Rahil Patel, Dr. Henrietta Stancz-Szeder, Dr. Karen Toubi, Dr. Kathleen Valenton, Dr. Wendy Kim Waldman, and Dr. Peter Weiss at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center in Beverly Hills, California, can determine what’s causing your abnormal periods and help you regulate them for good.
Abnormal periods can be caused by a variety of issues or nothing at all. Some of the most common issues that cause irregular periods include:
Sometimes, especially when menstruation first starts in young girls, and periods are often irregular during the early parts of menopause. This is normal. Being under a lot of stress can also cause periods to become abnormal, as can extreme exercise.
If your periods are abnormal, schedule an appointment online today with the team at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center. They can determine if your irregular periods need treatment or are insignificant.
Your doctor at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center determines the most effective course of treatment by taking considering:
Depending on your needs, your doctor may recommend a hormonal treatment to regulate your periods. This is often accomplished with birth control pills, which get your periods on a schedule and often make them lighter.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is caused by a hormonal imbalance that results in enlarged ovaries that get covered in small cysts. PCOS symptoms can also include:
While the cause of PCOS is unknown, it is one of the most common contributors to infertility. It’s often treated with medication. Birth control pills are used to regulate periods, while other medications are given to prevent diabetes and regulate cholesterol.
Endometriosis is a common disorder where the tissues that line the uterus begin to grow outside the uterus, including on the:
This disorder is known for causing heavy, irregular periods and pain in the abdominal area. Although it’s treatable with hormones and excision surgery, it’s often considered a chronic disease, as it may return regardless of treatment. If you’re suffering from abnormal periods, PCOS, or endometriosis, contact the doctors at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center to schedule an appointment online today.
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