Progressive Womens Health, PLLC
Asia Mohsin, MD
OBGYN located in Friendswood, TX
There are a number of possible reasons for irregular menstruation, including menopause, birth control, and hormone fluctuations. At Progressive Womens Health in Friendswood, Texas, friendly and welcoming OB/GYN Asia Mohsin, MD, works with you to discover the root of your problems and regulate your cycle again. Use the online booking tool or call the office to schedule help for irregular menstruation today.
Irregular Bleeding Q & A
When is menstruation considered irregular?
Generally, a menstrual cycle occurs every 21-35 days with the average period lasting 2-7 days. But, it’s important to know every woman’s “normal” can be different. Many women have shorter cycles as they age but not always.
To recognize what’s irregular for you, you’ve first got to track your cycles. If you track your menstrual cycle and notice a sharp deviation from any established patterns without any obvious reasons for it, you might have irregular menstruation.
Irregular menstruation can also include unusually heavy bleeding, bleeding between your periods, or extremely light bleeding.
If you think your menstrual cycle is irregular but you’re not sure, Dr. Mohsin can recommend some simple but effective ways to keep track. Even if having an irregular cycle isn’t a major concern for you right now, it may be in the future, so it’s best to address it as soon as possible.
What causes irregular menstruation?
The causes of irregular menstruation can vary. Some common causes include:
- Perimenopause (the transition into menopause)
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine polyps
- Endometrial cancer
- Some types of contraception, including hormonal birth control and IUDs
Dr. Mohsin can help you find the cause of your irregular menstruation and help you regulate your cycle.
What is the treatment for irregular menstruation?
The treatment for irregular menstruation depends on the cause and whether you have another underlying problem that requires correction.
Some of the most common solutions for irregular menstruation include:
- Starting oral contraceptives
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Hormonal IUD
- Endometrial ablation
- Ovarian or uterine cyst removal
Dr. Mohsin can find the solution that’s right for you. Even if your irregular menstruation is actually normal for you — meaning you don’t have any underlying conditions behind the issue — Dr. Mohsin can often still help you achieve regular menstrual cycles through oral contraceptive use or with some other type of hormone therapy.
If your periods are erratic and you just can’t find a pattern that makes sense, reach out to Dr. Mohsin at Progressive Womens Health for help. Book now using the online tool or by calling the office.