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Problems With Your Period? Signs You Need To See Your Gynecologist

by Terry Wilson

If you've got problems with your period, now's the time to schedule an appointment with your gynecologist. You might think that you need to live with your period problems, but that's not the case. Your gynecologist can diagnose the cause of your period problems. Then, they can create a treatment plan to help you get your period back on track.

Read the information below. If you experience any of these issues, it's time to see your gynecologist

You Experience Extreme Pain

If you experience pain with your periods, make sure you track the severity. In most cases, you should be able to relieve the pain with over-the-counter pain medication. If you can't, it might be time to see your gynecologist. There could be a gynecological reason for the increased pain. Three reasons for period pain can include endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or ovarian cysts. If your period pain is interfering with your life, talk to your gynecologist right away. 

Your Periods Aren't Regular

If your periods are irregular, it might be time to speak to your gynecologist. If your periods start at the same time each month, you might not think they're irregular. That might not be the case though. Periods are considered irregular if they don't last the same number of days each month. Or, if there's a fluctuation change in the number of days between each cycle. Some reasons for period irregularity include thyroid problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Your gynecologist can pinpoint the cause, and get you on the right treatment plan. 

You Get Period Headaches

If you suffer from migraines, you're not alone. Studies show that 1 in 5 women suffer from migraines. Of those women, about 2 out of 3 experience migraines with their periods. Hormone fluctuations are part of the reason that women get migraines during their periods. In some cases, you should see your gynecologist about your migraines. If your migraine pain gets worse when you lie down, or your medication no longer works, you need to schedule an appointment with your gynecologist. 

You Have Heavy Bleeding

If you have heavy bleeding during your periods, it's important that you talk to your gynecologist. This is especially important if heavy bleeding interferes with your ability to carry out your normal daily activities. Heavy bleeding during your periods can be caused by uterine polyps, uterine fibroids, or bleeding disorders. If you go through more than one pad or tampon every two hours, you need to see your gynecologist right away.