Top Signs of an Abnormal Period

When is a woman’s period considered abnormal? From the teen years through peri-menopause women learn to “work around” their menstruation. The inconveniences associated with bleeding and managing bleeding become a monthly routine. It can be hard to tell the difference between normal changes caused by menstruation and abnormal symptoms. Here are the top signs and symptoms that may indicate an abnormal period.

  1. Spotting Outside of Period Week
  2. Excessive Pain
    Acutely painful menstruation may be a sign of endometriosis. If your pain is not managed by Ibuprofen every 6 hours and Tylenol every 4, you should consult your physician.
  3. Heavy Bleeding and Flooding
    If you bleed through your protection or if your period prevents you from doing normal activities then your bleeding is too heavy and you should consult your physician.
  4. Irregular Periods, including skipped periods
  5. Periods lasting longer than five days
  6. Depression
  7. Lightheadedness
  8. Abnormal facial hair growth, thinning here on the scalp, and weight gain need evaluation
  9. Nausea
  10. Debilitating Fatigue

At Rhett Women’s Center, we provide an extensive evaluation for abnormal periods and we have many treatment options available. For patients who have completed their families, endometrial ablation can be performed safely and affordably in our accredited outpatient gynecology surgery center. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 843-375-2210 or request an appointment here.