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An overview of menstrual disorders

Menstrual disorders can be caused by a variety of different conditions that may include infections, diseases, certain medications, trauma, hormonal imbalances or pregnancy. These menstrual disorders may include: painful cramps during menstruation, light or infrequent menstruation that occur more than 35 days apart, heavy bleeding accompanied by prolonged menstrual periods, and the complete absence of menstruation, when periods previously occurred regularly but have now stopped for at least three months.

Common causes for menstrual irregularities can include but are not limited to:

  • Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism
  • Eating disorders
  • Structural problems such as polyps or uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Depression
  • Smoking
  • Chronic uterine infection
  • Advanced liver disease

How Auckland Gynaecology can help

The treatment for menstrual disorders varies depending on the type of irregularity you have and the cause of this issue. Here at AGG we can help you to discover the root of your problem and from then on, do our very best to cure your menstrual disorder.

Treatments may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen which will help to provide pain relief for cramps
  • Endometrial ablation which is a surgical option to cure your irregularity. In some cases a hysterectomy could be considered an option.
  • The Mirena which is a progesterone intrauterine device is often recommended as a first-line treatment for heavy bleeding. Oral contraceptives such as birth control pills. These can help you to regulate menstrual periods and reduce heavy bleeding. Newer continuous-dosing oral contraceptives can also help reduce or even eliminate painful menstrual periods.
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Our Services

  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain, endometriosis
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Colposcopy and treatment of cervical abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Menopause
  • Adolescent gynaecology
  • Cervical screening
  • Early pregnancy problems such as miscarriage
  • Vulval disease
  • Post pregnancy problems
  • IUD fitting

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