Menstrual advice

Our doctors evaluate your specific situation, take into account your medical history and provide guidance, tailored to your needs. However, here are some common recommendations that doctors may offer regarding menstruation:

Menstrual Hygiene

  • Choose the menstrual hygiene product that suits you best, based on factors like comfort, flow and personal preference
  • Change your menstrual products regularly to maintain good hygiene and prevent the risk of infections
  • Follow proper hygiene practices, such as washing your hands before and after handling menstrual products

Menstrual Pain and Discomfort

  • If you experience menstrual cramps or discomfort, your doctor may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or prescribe stronger pain medications if needed
  • Applying a heating pad or taking a warm bath can provide relief for some individuals
  • In cases of severe pain or other concerning symptoms, your doctor may evaluate you for potential underlying conditions, such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids

Menstrual Irregularities

  • If you have concerns about irregular periods, missed periods, or changes in your menstrual cycle, your doctor can help investigate and determine potential underlying causes
  • They may recommend further tests or evaluations to identify any hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or other conditions that could affect your menstrual cycle

Heavy or Prolonged Menstrual Bleeding

  • If you experience excessively heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, your doctor may evaluate you for conditions such as uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalances, or bleeding disorders
  • Treatment options may include medication, hormonal therapies, or surgical interventions, depending on the underlying cause

Menstrual Disorders or Abnormalities

  • If you have irregularities or abnormalities in your menstrual cycle, such as absent periods, frequent periods, or extremely light or heavy bleeding, your doctor can assess and diagnose the underlying cause
  • They may recommend further tests, imaging studies, or referrals to specialists for specific conditions

Remember, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised medical advice based on your specific needs and circumstances. They can provide accurate diagnosis, guidance and appropriate treatment options for any menstrual concerns you may have.