Abnormal Periods

Experiencing abnormal periods can be a distressing and disruptive issue, but at Women's Care of Mid Cities, we are committed to helping you find relief and answers. Our experienced healthcare providers specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of menstrual irregularities, from heavy bleeding and missed periods to painful cramps and unpredictable cycles. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and techniques to identify the root causes of your symptoms, whether they stem from hormonal imbalances, underlying medical conditions, or lifestyle factors. Once we have a clear understanding of your situation, we develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs, helping you regain control and improve your quality of life.

Abnormal Periods Q & A


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Several criteria can define what constitutes an abnormal period, including:

  • Periods occurring less than 21 days apart
  • Periods occurring more than 35 days apart
  • Heavy bleeding (such as soaking through a tampon or pad every hour for several consecutive hours)
  • Severe cramping
  • Very light periods
  • Missing more than three periods in a row
  • Bleeding or spotting between periods

If you have any concerns about whether your period is abnormal, it’s best to seek advice from the healthcare professionals at Women’s Care of Mid Cities to ensure your well-being.

The causes of abnormal periods can vary widely depending on your specific symptoms. Here are some common causes for two prevalent period issues:

Heavy Bleeding
If you experience heavy bleeding that soaks through tampons or sanitary napkins every hour or bleeding that lasts more than seven days, potential causes may include:

  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Light or Skipped Periods
Conversely, if you frequently miss periods or experience very light bleeding, possible causes may include:

  • Eating disorders or poor nutrition
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Stress
  • Over-exercising
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency

The only way to accurately determine the cause of your abnormal periods is to consult with the healthcare professionals at Women’s Care of Mid Cities.

To identify the source of your abnormal periods, the healthcare professionals at Women’s Care of Mid Cities will conduct a thorough examination and review your medical history. It’s helpful to record your periods beforehand so you can provide detailed information. Based on your symptoms and medical history, they may order imaging tests to look inside your body and perform blood tests to gather additional insights.

Once the underlying issue is identified, we will work with you to treat the condition and alleviate your symptoms. There are also surgical options available for treating abnormal uterine bleeding if necessary.

If you want to discover the cause of your abnormal periods and begin treatment, contact Women’s Care of Mid Cities, or book an appointment using our online scheduling tool.