Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center
OB/GYNs located in Beverly Hills, CA
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 Q & A
What causes abnormal periods?
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:
- Thyroid disease
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Blood clotting disorders
- Endometrial polyps
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.
How are abnormal periods treated?
Your doctor at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center determines the most effective course of treatment by taking considering:
- Your age
- Your health history
- What’s causing your abnormal periods
- If you are planning on having more children
- The amount of distress caused by your abnormal periods
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.
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
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:
- Abnormal periods
- Excessive hair growth
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.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a common disorder where the tissues that line the uterus begin to grow outside the uterus, including on the:
- Fallopian tubes
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.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office for insurance eligibility.
Words from our patients
"They were excellent in finding out what was wrong with my son. I had just come from the Children's hospital. These people know what they are doing."
"The staff was friendly and helpful. Dr Brown was super cool, very professional, a sense of humor , she made me feel very comfortable."
"I thought she was terrific! I didn't wait very long, she is very knowledgable and smart, easy to talk to..."
"If you are lucky enough to see Doctor Rebecca Brown, you are in caring, friendly, experienced hands..."
"Dr Rebecca Brown is just great. Knowledgeable, friendly, listens and takes notes and answers questions."
"...As far as Rodeo Drive Health Center, I have been going there for well over 4 years and love the place as it is all women and you feel very comfortable."
"Dr. Valenton is awesome! If it weren't for her, I probably would have ended up with a c-section. Nothing wrong with a c-section, but she respected my desire..."
"I've been with Dr. Brown since 2008 and cannot say enough good things about her. She takes her time and listens and REMEMBERS many things about you! I LOVE that..."
"In short, Dr. Brown is fantastic; she's knowledgeable, professional, and extremely friendly. You can be assured that she will take good care of your needs."
"Dr. Brown is phenomenal! I ❤her with all my heart! She delivered my 2 daughters, has the greatest bedside manner, and always makes time for you!"
"I love Dr Valenton she's so easy to talk to always makes me feel very comfortable and she's very understanding."
"I instantly knew Dr. Valenton would be my new go to OBGYN when delivering my second baby (19 years after my first born) after our initial appointment."
"Professional with a wonderful bedside manner. Not only is she intelligent, she is extremely personable."
"The first time I met her, she made me feel at ease and made me feel like we've known each other for a while. It takes a special doctor to have great bedside manner."
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The staff and doctors are kind and very helpful. The atmosphere is very inviting. Filling out the medical forms was painless, due to their use of ipads to collect info.
This office is very well-run and orderly, so much so that I rarely have to wait more than a few minutes in either the waiting room or in the exam room.
I am much appreciated of my Dr. my nurse and everyone else who helps run this amazing office. Everyone is friendly, professional and above all caring.
The office is efficient and has a great location. The medical service and bedside manner is excellent and very friendly.