Why You Should Take Menstrual Cycle Complications Seriously


Many women silently suffer from menstrual disorders, often without realizing the potential seriousness of their symptoms. Despite societal progress, periods remain taboo, hindering open discussions about menstruation-related health problems. Consequently, women may be unaware of possible underlying conditions associated with their menstrual cycle. Fortunately, advancements in technology have provided online and digital trackers as tools for monitoring periods. However, for conclusive answers, consulting with an experienced OB/GYN who can offer personalized guidance is crucial.

What You Should Know About Menstrual Disorders and Period Management

Menstrual irregularities, disorders and complications affect a staggering number of women, and too many never receive the medical attention they need to address them. Often, sheer discomfort and embarrassment about the topic of menstruation can discourage affected women from addressing potential issues with their healthcare providers.

Conditions like Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) can go undiagnosed simply because the very real and severe symptoms are chalked up to routine Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS). A markedly more painful and disruptive condition that warrants medical attention, PMDD intensifies symptoms commonly associated with PMS, causing severe discomfort and disruption to daily life. More than painful cramps, PMDD encompasses a wide range of profound symptoms, from acne and fatigue all the way to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and even suicidal ideation. In fact, research indicates that up to 34% of people with PMDD have attempted suicide.

  • Other menstrual disorders include:
  • Dysmenorrhea – severe and difficult-to-manage cramping during menstruation.
  • Amenorrhea – the absence of menstrual periods.
  • Oligomenorrhea – infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles
  • Menorrhagia – heavy bleeding, often accompanied by extended menstrual period duration
  • Compassionate, Expert Care for Menstrual Cycle Complications and Disorders

Compassionate, Expert Care for Menstrual Cycle Complications and Disorders

Your reproductive health is just as important as every other aspect of your body and wellness, and taking menstrual cycle complications seriously is vital. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A., our primary goal is to help you live better and feel better.

We understand that every woman’s experience is unique, and our team is dedicated to providing essential support for period-related concerns. With our expert specialists at your side, we will work with you to support your health and wellness. Don’t suffer in silence or let severe conditions go undiagnosed; contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. today to schedule an appointment for compassionate, knowledgeable support.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.