Zeid Pelvic Health Center
Gynecology & Urogynecology located in Tyler, TX
Menstrual disorders are one of the most common reasons women visit their OB/GYN. These disorders may involve abnormal bleeding or affect your daily activities or your ability to get pregnant. At Zeid Pelvic Health Center in Tyler, Texas, Yasser Zeid, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, a dual board-certified OB/GYN, use the most current tools and technology to diagnose and treat menstrual disorders. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Abnormal Bleeding Q & A
What are menstrual disorders?
Menstrual disorders are conditions that affect your normal menstrual cycle.
Types of menstrual disorders include:
Abnormal uterine bleeding
With abnormal uterine bleeding, you may experience heavy bleeding, a period that lasts longer than eight days, or bleeding in-between your period.
If you miss three or more menstrual periods in a row, you have amenorrhea, or absence of menstruation.
Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for painful menstruation.
If your periods are light, you have oligomenorrhea.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
PMS refers to the physical or emotional discomfort you feel a few days before your period.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
Though similar to PMS, women with PMDD experience more severe physical and emotional symptoms before they start their period.
What causes abnormal bleeding?
You may develop a menstrual disorder or abnormal bleeding from any number of causes. Some of the most common include:
- Uterine fibroids
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Hormonal changes
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
If you’re experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, severe pelvic pain, or other symptoms of a menstrual disorder, contact Zeid Pelvic Health Center for help.
How is abnormal bleeding diagnosed?
When you visit Zeid Pelvic Health Center for a menstrual disorder like abnormal bleeding, your provider uses state-of-the-art technology to find the root cause of your symptoms, so you get the right treatment.
During your evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms, gynecological and medical history, and the types of medications and supplements you take. They conduct a physical and pelvic exam and then run diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.
Testing may include blood work, urinalysis, STD testing, ultrasound, or MRI. In some cases, your provider at Zeid Pelvic Health Center may suggest a diagnostic laparoscopic procedure to determine the root cause of your menstrual disorder.
How are menstrual disorders treated?
Treatment for your menstrual disorder or abnormal uterine bleeding may depend on the type, cause, and your personal preferences. The women’s health specialists at Zeid Pelvic Health Center work closely with you to develop a plan that fits your needs.
Treatment may include:
- Diet modification
- Over-the-counter pain relievers
- Hormonal birth control
Dr. Zeid also performs in-office procedures for the treatment of certain menstrual disorders. For example, women experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding with no future pregnancy plans may benefit from an endometrial ablation.
He may also perform laparoscopic procedures to remove uterine fibroids or perform a hysterectomy. Dr. Zeid performs these minimally invasive surgical procedures at a surgical center, often using robotic technology for a quicker recovery.
Menstrual disorders may develop from any number of causes. To get the help you need, call Zeid Pelvic Health Center, or book an appointment online today.