How are cycle irregularities diagnosed?

During your visit with a provider, they may ask you questions about when your last Pap smear was, your medical history, and your past experience with your menstrual cycle. Completing a thorough physical exam is also important to rule out any general health causes. Your provider may run blood tests, do a pelvic ultrasound, or perform an endometrial biopsy to diagnose what is causing your cycle irregularities. These problems can be caused by: 

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Polyps or fibroids on the uterus 
  • Cancer
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Stress

How are cycle irregularities treated?

Medication
If your cycle irregularities are causing you pain, your provider may recommend taking over the counter pain relief medication to decrease it.
Surgery
Sometimes, surgery may be needed if a condition like endometriosis or uterine fibroids are causing the irregularities. 
Regulating Menstrual Cycles
Birth control or other hormonal medications may be prescribed to help regulate the menstrual cycle.

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Do you still have questions about cycle irregularities?

Can I regulate my periods on my own?
Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to prevent irregular periods. Eating healthy foods, avoiding the consumption of excess alcohol and nicotine, and reducing stress are all examples of ways you can do this.
Will I have cycle irregularities if I am pregnant?

It is normal for your period to stop when you are pregnant, but you may experience spotting. If you are pregnant and start bleeding, call your doctor as soon as possible. 

When should my periods happen?
Normal periods happen every 28 days. Keeping track of when you menstrual cycle is important if you are having irregularities.

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