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Irregular Menstruation

Irregular Periods & Menstruation Problems

When you have heavy periods, late periods, missing periods, or irregular periods, it can impact your quality of life. Your menstruation problems can be caused by a number of conditions, including:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Cancer or cancer treatment
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Fibroids
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Infection
  • Medications
  • Ovarian issues
  • Polyps

Symptoms of Menstruation Problems

Common symptoms of irregular menstruation include:

  • Bleeding after menopause 
  • Bleeding or spotting after sex
  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Heavy bleeding during your period
  • Periods shorter than 24 days or longer than 38 days

Irregular Periods Treatment

Your Bassett Healthcare Network women’s health specialist will create an individualized treatment plan to address your unique symptoms. Depending on the cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding, treatments may include antibiotics, hormones, anti-inflammatory medication, or possibly surgery.

When to See a Doctor for Irregular Periods

If you do not feel that your menstruation problems are normal or typical, or if you’re experiencing heavy blood flow with clots and/or cramping, call your doctor. 

Bassett Healthcare Network offers treatment for irregular menstruation in Central New York, including in Cooperstown, Cobleskill, Hamilton, Herkimer, and Oneonta.