Menstrual Disorders

Menstrual Disorders

Menstrual Disorders services located in Aventura, FL

Up to 25% of women in the United States experience symptoms of menstrual disorders during their childbearing years. If you have heavy bleeding or irregular periods, you can find comprehensive care at Aventura OB-GYN Specialists. Experienced medical providers Alex Birman, MD, and Anna Birman, PA-C, provide in-office diagnostic technologies to identify the cause of menstrual irregularities. They also customize care plans to ease your symptoms and protect your reproductive health. Call the Aventura, Florida, office to schedule an evaluation for symptoms of menstrual disorders or book a consultation online today. 

Menstrual Disorders Q & A

What are menstrual disorders?

Menstrual disorders describe conditions that affect your monthly menstrual cycle. These conditions can include:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Heavy periods
  • Missed periods (amenorrhea)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Aventura OB-GYN Specialists offers comprehensive care for adult women and adolescent girls experiencing persistent symptoms of a menstrual disorder.

The team provides diagnostic testing in-office and tailors a treatment plan to relieve symptoms and prevent your condition from worsening.

When should I seek medical attention for menstrual disorders?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Aventura OB-GYN Specialists if you have persistent or severe symptoms of a menstrual disorder, such as:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Irregular or missed periods

The providers also recommend you schedule a visit if you experience emotional distress or mental health challenges in the days leading up to your period or during your menstrual cycle.

During your evaluation, the team completes a comprehensive physical and pelvic exam. They may also order bloodwork to check for hormone imbalances and confirm or rule out pregnancy.

In some cases, you may need an ultrasound or laparoscopic procedure to identify fibroids, cysts, and other reproductive health issues that negatively affect your periods. The team offers advanced technologies in-office, so you can get the answers you need about your health without traveling elsewhere.

How are menstrual disorders treated?

Your treatment plan for a menstrual disorder may initially include lifestyle and diet changes to address discomfort before and after your period. The Aventura OB-GYN Specialists providers may recommend limiting salt, caffeine, and alcohol, regularly exercising, and maintaining a healthy body weight.

Medications, including low-dose hormonal birth control, can help regulate your periods and correct hormone imbalances. The team can suggest over-the-counter anti-inflammatories to minimize cramping and pain relievers to ease pelvic pain. 

If you have painful fibroids, large cysts, or severe endometriosis, you may need minimally invasive surgery. The providers can remove abnormal growths and address other reproductive health issues through small incisions without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.

The providers continue to monitor your progress with treatment to ensure your condition is well-controlled. They can also address any infertility issues you experience as a result of menstrual disorders. 

Call Aventura OB-GYN Specialists to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for menstrual disorders or book an appointment online today.