Menstrual Problems

Women's Health & Hormonal Health located in Houston and Arlington, TX

Menstrual Problems

About Menstrual Problems

Menstrual problems, like heavy bleeding or skipped periods, can indicate an underlying health problem. At Her Down There, with locations in Houston and Arlington, Texas, Letrice Mason,  MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and Kortni Jordan, APRN, FNP, NP, MSN, can evaluate your symptoms and offer treatments to get your cycle back on track. Call today or use the online tool to set up an appointment today. 

Menstrual Problems Q&A

How do I know I am experiencing menstrual problems?

Variations from cycle to cycle are normal. Some women have more intense cramps and symptoms associated with their period, but these are not a medical problem.

Certain patterns, however, may signal irregularities that deserve medical attention. Examples of menstrual problems include:

  • Periods occurring fewer than 21 days or more than 35 days apart
  • Missing three or more consecutive periods
  • Experiencing menstrual flow that is significantly heavier or lighter than usual
  • Soaking through one or more tampons or sanitary pads in an hour
  • Periods lasting longer than seven days
  • Variations in the length of time between cycles by more than nine days

If severe pain, cramping, nausea, or vomiting accompany your periods, you should set up an evaluation at Her Down There. Irregularities also include bleeding or spotting between periods, after menopause, or after sexual intercourse. 

What are the common causes of menstrual problems?

Fluctuations in hormone levels — particularly estrogen and progesterone — can lead to changes in the menstrual cycle. Other factors, including stress, diet, and lifestyle choices, can also disrupt hormonal patterns. 

The team at Her Down There also looks for conditions such as:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts

If you've experienced irregular periods and suspect you’re going through menopause, are experiencing infertility, or having unexplained weight gain, scheduling a consultation at Her Down There is a proactive step toward addressing your concerns. 

How do you address menstrual irregularities?

Treatment for menstrual irregularities depends on the cause. The team performs a pelvic exam, thoroughly evaluates your symptoms, and may order imaging tests like ultrasounds. In addition, you may need to undergo an endometrial biopsy to help diagnose endometriosis or a hormonal imbalance. 

In some cases, your provider may order a hysteroscopy, which is a procedure that allows them to look inside your uterus to check for possible causes of irregular bleeding.

The team offers holistic approaches, medical interventions, and lifestyle adjustments, depending on your particular case. They empower you to make informed decisions about your health and well-being.

Call Her Down There or use this website to schedule your appointment and have irregular bleeding evaluated and treated.