Allcare for Women
OBGYNs & Aesthetics located in Henderson, NV
If you’re experiencing menstrual problems such as irregular periods, heavy flow, or severe cramps, don’t delay another day to find the cause and get started on treatment. With the help of Candance Leaphart-St. Cloud, DO, FACOG, and the caring team at Allcare for Women in Henderson, Nevada, you can get relief from menstrual problems and improve your feminine health. Book your appointment online today or call to speak with a team member directly.
Menstrual Problems Q & A
What are menstrual problems?
Menstrual problems are any issues relating to your cycle that are abnormal or that are different than the things you normally experience during your periods. Some of the most common menstrual problems or causes of them women face include:
- Ovarian cysts
- Severe cramps
- Heavy bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Irregular or missed periods
- Periods that last more than a week
Menstrual problems could be a sign of an underlying issue that could affect your fertility if left untreated, which is why early medical intervention is so important.
When should I see a doctor for menstrual problems?
Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud encourages you to visit Allcare for Women if you’re noticing changes in your period, if you have period-related symptoms that prevent you from participating in enjoyable activities, or if you’re experiencing infertility issues. It’s especially important to schedule an evaluation for your menstrual problems if:
- You’re gaining or losing weight
- You experience painful cramps that make you miss work or school
- Your periods are getting longer or shorter, or are never consistent in length
- You’ve been trying to get pregnant for 12 consecutive months without success
- Your periods are heavy, like if you have to get up at night to change a pad or tampon
It’s also important to schedule an exam at Allcare for Women if you’re in your 40s or 50s and are experiencing symptoms of perimenopause or menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
How are menstrual problems treated?
Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud spends time examining you and going over all of your symptoms. She may perform a pelvic exam or ultrasound to get to the root of your concerns. Depending on your diagnosis, treating your menstrual problems may include:
- Oral birth control pills
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Lifestyle changes, including weight loss planning
In some cases, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is the best solution, especially if you have severe menstrual cramps or heavy bleeding.
Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud can perform many gynecologic surgeries in the hospital on an outpatient basis, including endometrial ablation if you have very heavy bleeding or uterine fibroid removal. No matter which treatment is right for you, Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud and the compassionate team at Allcare for Women work diligently to help resolve your menstrual problems.
Before living another day with menstrual problems, schedule an exam at Allcare for Women. You can conveniently book your appointment either online or over the phone.