At Bristol Health, expert gynecologists help you improve your menstrual cycle so you can do the things you love all month long.
Comprehensive Solutions for Menstrual Problems
Menstrual problems can disrupt your life — whether you experience painful periods, heavy bleeding, uncontrollable mood swings, or your period is missing or irregular. Our caring gynecologists work with you to discover the cause of your menstrual problems and help you improve your period. We offer comprehensive treatment options to ensure your monthly cycle doesn’t interfere with your activities.
What are Menstrual Problems?
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Breast soreness
- Stomach cramps
- Heavy periods
- Vaginal infection
- Inflammation of the cervix
- Absent periods
- Ovarian cysts
- Premature ovarian failure
- Painful periods
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
Services We Offer
Many conditions can be the underlying cause of menstrual problems. Your doctor may be able to identify these conditions with blood tests, ultrasounds or other testing.
Hormonal birth control may help lighten or shorten your periods as well as improve your emotional health during your period. Some forms of birth control are approved for treatment of specific menstrual problems, such as heavy bleeding or premenstrual dysphonic disorder. Your doctor may recommend skipping periods altogether by taking hormonal birth control continuously.
Uterine fibroid removal
Fibroids (noncancerous growths in your uterus) can cause heavy bleeding and pain. Our physicians can remove these fibroids with minimally invasive techniques.
If you experience heavy bleeding, endometrial ablation can help reduce bleeding during your periods. This surgery destroys the uterine lining, so you should not use this treatment option if you plan to have children in the future.
If you have severe premenstrual dysphoric disorder, antidepressants may help you better control feelings of depression that occur late in your cycle.