Period pain, heavy periods, absent or irregular periods
and Menstrual disorders
Period pain Perth
Let’s go over what is considered a normal period. A normal cycle is generally seen as 21 to 35 days. If your cycle is slightly less regular, with a two-days difference from one month to another, there is no reason to worry.
A ‘normal period’ lasts 3 to 5 days and can go up to 7 days. A few years after your menstrual cycle starts, it should settle into a pattern and it generally remains the same through to your forties.
So what exactly causes the pain when you have your period?
During menstruation, the muscle of your womb (the myometrium) contracts and this would be felt on the first days of your period.
Period pain can also be caused by endometriosis and or adenomyosis. In this case, you would feel pain for one or more days before your period starts.
Many women with severe period pain have both these problems.
Part of our role is to investigate the causes of your period pain and to help you get a clear and accurate diagnosis.
Perth gynaecologist for menstrual disorders
An examination by a gynaecologist is important, to check for any underlying conditions that may affect your overall health in the future, as well as your fertility.
At Woom in West Perth, we are a multidisciplinary women’s health hub, with our own gynaecologist surrounded by a team of women’s health experts.
Our first focus is to look at options to manage pain and discomfort, depending on the menstrual disorder that you suffer from:
This is why it is best to see a multidisciplinary women’s health team, with a sub-specialisation in fertility, to discuss period pain and menstrual disorders.
The treatment options that we choose together must be seen in the context of your ‘fertility story’. If you have an underlying condition such as PCOS or endometriosis, then that will be an important part of the conversation.
If infertility is a concern, and you would consider IVF in the future, then that will also define how we approach your treatment journey for menstrual disorders.