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Treatment for menstrual irregularity in Katy

Menstrual Irregularity in Katy Area

Most adult women know that the first question a gynecologist will ask her is, “When was your last period and how long did it last?” For some the answer is easy because her period arrives like clockwork – after the same number of days every month and lasts for a consistent number of days. For others, it can be challenging to remember because her period may not be regular at all.

It’s important to note that there is no “normal” cycle, only what’s typical for each patient. The length of each woman’s cycle, the heaviness of her period, and the amount of time it lasts can vary from patient to patient and is no indication of a problem. However, when your period has followed a typical pattern for many years and then deviates from that pattern, it may be an indication of a problem.

Some causes of menstrual irregularities include pregnancy, breast-feeding, eating disorders, significant weight loss, extreme exercising, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premature ovarian failure, pelvic inflammatory disease, and uterine fibroids. Some of these problems are easy to detect, such as pregnancy and weight loss or excessive exercising. Others will require further testing by your physician. Some of these issues may cause pain or future problems and they should be treated while others may not be cause for alarm.

This is why regular checkups with your gynecologist are important. Not only does it cause you to think about whether your period is regular, it also gives your doctor a chance to diagnose any potential problems. Additionally, it’s important to contact your doctor immediately if any of the following occur:

  • You don’t have a period for 90 days and you’re not pregnant
  • Your periods vary wildly after having been regular
  • Your period lasts for more than a week
  • You bleed heavily, using more than one pad or tampon in less than two hours
  • You have less than three weeks or more than 35 days between your period
  • You have spotting or bleeding throughout your cycle
  • You have severe cramps or pain
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If your irregular menstrual cycles are not caused by a medical problem, your doctor may suggest birth control pills to help regulate your period. This can make your periods more predictable, can lessen cramping prior to and during your period, can decrease your bleeding, and can even decrease the number of days that you have your period.

For more information about menstrual irregularities, call Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine today.

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Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Falae, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Stephanie Roy, M.D.

We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading professional who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

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