Womens Care of Wisconsin

Menstrual Disorders

What is an abnormal menstrual period?
  • Excessive bleeding - soaking through a pad or tampon every hour for 2 or more consecutive hours.
  • Prolonged bleeding - a period that lasts longer than 7 days (avoid aspirin products as they prolong bleeding; ibuprofen is more effective for controlling cramps)
  • Irregular cycle - periods that happen more often than every 21 days or longer than 35 days between periods.
  • Bleeding or spotting between periods.
Some of the causes may be:
  • Pregnancy
  • Endometrial hyperplasia (when the uterine lining becomes thick)
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal thyroid or pituitary function
  • Use of an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control
  • Hormonal changes, such as peri-menopause
  • Changes in birth control pills or estrogens that you take
  • Use of certain drugs like steroids or blood thinners
  • Recent trauma, surgery, or other uterine procedure
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease or other infection
  • Stress, change in diet or exercise routine, recent weight loss or weight gain, travel, or illness
If you experience abnormal periods, keep a log of your cycles noting how many pads or tampons are used, how often and the amount of saturation. This will help your provider determine if testing is necessary.
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Women's Health Centers in the Appleton WI Area

At Women's Care of Wisconsin, we are devoted to you and your health. That means having the most advanced techniques, up-to-date educational information and a compassionate, caring staff.

Women's Care serves the Fox Valley area, cities include: Neenah, Appleton, Oshkosh and Waupaca. Our providers offer a well rounded approach to your OB/GYN care, one that meets both your physical and emotional needs throughout every phase of your life. We call it our Circle of Care.

From adolescence through menopause and beyond, you can depend on us.

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