Menstrual Irregularities | Diagnosis & Treatment

How are menstrual irregularities diagnosed?

If your daughter is experiencing irregular and profuse menstrual bleeding, her physician will perform a pelvic exam to rule out the possibility of pregnancy disorders or pelvic infections. In cases of excessive bleeding, a Hematocrit blood test will determine the amount of blood loss.

How are menstrual irregularities treated?

During the first few years of a girl's menstrual cycle, she may not benefit from treatment unless heavy blood loss causes anemia. A physician may recommend an iron supplement for the anemia.

Oral birth control pills or other hormonal treatments are often used to regulate an irregular menstrual cycle.