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Menstrual Disorders

Navigating the ebb and flow of womanhood involves more than just monthly cycles - it's a process filled with nuances that impact your well-being. Some of these intricacies involve menstrual disorders, which have a significant effect on your health.

What are menstrual disorders?

Menstrual disorders include a range of conditions that affect the normal menstrual cycle. These can include irregular periods, heavy or prolonged bleeding, and associated symptoms like pain and discomfort.

Dr R Fuentes recognises that menstrual disorders can have a significant impact on your physical and emotional well-being. Understanding these conditions is the first step toward effective management.

What are the different types of menstrual disorders?

  • Ovarian Cysts: Fluid-filled sacs on the ovaries that, when larger or persistent, can disrupt the normal menstrual cycle.
  • PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder marked by the development of small, fluid-filled sacs on the ovaries, disrupting regular ovulation,
  • Endometriosis: Tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside the uterus, leading to inflammation, pain, and disruptions in the normal menstrual cycle.
  • Uterine Fibroids: Noncancerous growths in the uterus that can affect menstrual patterns.
  • Vulval & Vaginal Conditions: Common issues such as infections, inflammation, or structural abnormalities can contribute to discomfort during menstruation.

How are menstrual disorders diagnosed?

  • Medical History Review: Dr Fuentes initiates the diagnostic process by discussing your medical history, including the nature and pattern of your menstrual cycle.
  • Physical Examination: A physical exam, including a pelvic exam, may be conducted to assess your reproductive health and identify any visible abnormalities.
  • Imaging & Lab Tests: Depending on your symptoms, Dr Fuentes may perform imaging studies like ultrasounds and lab tests to confirm a diagnosis.

How are menstrual disorders treated?

Menstrual disorders can be challenging, but the good news is that effective treatments and management strategies are available. Dr Fuentes uses a practical and personalised approach to address various menstrual conditions, including hormonal birth control, lifestyle changes, medications, and referrals.

If you are experiencing menstrual irregularities or have concerns about your reproductive health, book an appointment with Dr Fuentes today.