Irregular Menstrual Cycles and Infertility | Laguna Hills & Orange County CA
An irregular menstrual cycle is less than 21 days or more than 35. You can still get pregnant when you have an irregular menstrual cycle, but you may find it difficult. At our practice, we offer solutions to some infertility problems caused by irregular menstrual cycles.
What Are Irregular Menstrual Cycles and Infertility
Irregular menstrual cycles can be defined as the conditions that disrupt the regular menstrual cycle in women, which plays a vital role in fertility. Some of signs of irregular periods include:
- Bleeding or spotting between periods.
- Menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than normal.
- Heavy bleeding during your period.
- Bleeding after sexual intercourse.
- Bleeding after you’ve reached menopause.
Procedure for Treating Irregular Menstrual Cycles and Infertility
The treatment of irregular menstrual cycle depends on the underlying cause
Control of The Menstrual Cycle: When the patient has heavy bleeding, our doctors prescribe hormones such as estrogen or progestin to help control the bleeding.
Pain Control: If the patient feels pain or cramps, our doctors prescribe pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Uterine Fibroids: At our practice, we treat this medically and surgically. In the past, we treated most fibroids cases that caused mild symptoms with pain relievers. If you are experiencing severe bleeding, we offer an iron supplement that helps to prevent or treat anemia. We then use Low-dose birth control pills or progestin injection to control heavy bleeding caused by fibroids.
Endometriosis: Although there is currently no way for curing endometriosis, we use pain relievers to lessen the displeasure. Hormone treatments such as birth control pills are then administered since they help prevent overgrowth of uterine tissue and reduce the amount of blood loss during periods. In more extreme cases, progestin or a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist is used to stop menstrual periods temporarily.
Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing irregular menstrual cycles or infertility, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at our practice. Our experienced team will be happy to meet with you and discuss your treatment options.