Irregular Periods Specialist

Women's and Maternity Care Specialists

OB/GYNs & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Winter Park, FL

Irregular Periods

The normal menstrual cycle is approximately 28-35 days in length, with some individual variation, as well as variation in the first 7-10 years after the initial onset of the menstrual cycle (typically the adolescent years) and variation in the last years of menses leading up to menopause.  When bleeding occurs outside of this interval, it is considered abnormal uterine bleeding and should be evaluated by a women’s health provider.  

There are several different causes of irregular/abnormal uterine bleeding, which can be differentiated further to include intermenstrual bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding, and ovulatory dysfunction.  Intermenstrual bleeding may be prompted by conditions such as endometrial polyps, hormonal fluctuations, inflammation of the uterine lining (endometritis), or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).