37 Menstrual cycle disorders include a number of types of abnormal bleeding patterns, as well as premenstrual syndrome or PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD, and dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps.
Treatments for menstrual cycle disorders range from things as simple as starting an exercise program to help relieve menstrual cramps or the symptoms of PMS or PMDD, or taking over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen for dysmenorrhea, to something as life changing as having a hysterectomy for uterine fibroid tumors.
You should seek medical advice if :
- You have not started menstruating by the age of sixteen.
- Your period has suddenly stopped.
- You are bleeding for more days than usual.
- You are bleeding excessively.
- You suddenly feel sick after using tampons.
- You bleed between periods (more than just a few drops).
- You have severe pain during your period.
- Hormonal Treatments for Menstrual Cycle Disorders
Hormonal contraceptives including The Pill, the patch, the vaginal ring, and the Mirena IUD offer effective relief for many women from menstrual cycle disorders including PMS, PMDD, dysmenorrhea, anovulatory bleeding, and women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding, as well as other types of abnormal bleeding patterns.
The Pill provides almost 100-percent relief from amenorrhea or absence of menstruation and helps to regulate hormonal fluctuations that occur in several types of abnormal uterine bleeding, as well as reducing the symptoms associated with PMS and PMDD. Other hormonal contraceptives including the patch and the vaginal ring can also help regulate the hormonal fluctuations associated with abnormal uterine bleeding patterns.
The Mirena IUD is particularly effective for women experiencing heavy bleeding and may provide relief for as long as five years. In fact, studies have reported a reduction in the amount of blood loss during menstruation by as much as 97% after one year of treatment. This is because this type of IUD slowly releases a progestin called levonorgestrel into the uterus which reduces blood loss.
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