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Menstrual Care

Periods can be messy, but they shouldn’t interfere with your day-to-day life. At Sync Health, Angelia Trujillo, WHNP, offers comprehensive menstrual care services to help you manage issues that affect your menstrual cycle. Angelia can identify the cause of painful cramping, heavy menstrual flow, and missed periods, so you can get the treatment you need without delay. Call the office in Anchorage, Alaska, to schedule a menstrual care appointment or book a consultation online today.

Menstrual Care Q & A

What is menstrual care?

The menstrual care services Sync Health provides focus on the needs of adolescent and adult women who experience painful or irregular menstrual cycles.

Your menstrual cycle, or period, is a monthly event that helps prepare your body for pregnancy. Once a month, ovulation occurs when one of your ovaries releases an egg for fertilization. Your body also releases hormones to prepare your uterus for fertilization, which causes thickening in the lining of your uterus.

If a pregnancy doesn’t happen, your body will shed the uterine lining. This results in vaginal bleeding for several days (usually between 2-7 days). Your menstrual cycle continues every 21 to 35 days until you reach menopause, the end of your childbearing years when periods stop for good.

When should I schedule an appointment for menstrual care?

Adolescent girls may need menstrual care when they first start having their period. While it’s common for menstrual cycles to be irregular for a few years after a girl starts having a period, underlying health issues can also influence the cycle.

Both adolescent and adult women should schedule a menstrual care consultation at Sync Health if they experience:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Irregular periods
  • Abdominal pain
  • Severe cramping
  • Unexpected mood swings

Women who experience problems with their period during the transition to menopause can also schedule a menstrual care evaluation.

What can I expect during a menstrual care consultation?

To uncover the root cause of menstrual cycle irregularities, Sync Health care offers comprehensive diagnostic services for adolescents and adults.

Angelia offers on-site pelvic exams and advanced diagnostic testing services to identify what’s affecting your menstrual cycle. She may also request bloodwork to assess your hormone levels or to determine if you’re pregnant.

Possible causes of heavy or irregular periods that she can diagnose and treat include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Premature ovary failure
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

In some cases, Angelia may prescribe a low-dose birth control to regulate your periods and relieve related symptoms. She can also suggest lifestyle and diet changes that support your overall health and prevent menstrual irregularities.

Don’t delay a diagnostic evaluation for heavy or painful periods. Call Sync Health to schedule a menstrual care consultation or book an appointment online today.