Innovative HealthCare Physicians -  - OB-GYN

Innovative HealthCare Physicians

OB-GYNs located in Financial District, New York, NY

Abnormal Periods (menstrual Cycles) Specialist

Abnormal periods can indicate a serious underlying medical condition, or they could reflect harmless hormonal shifts. Dr. Wirth uses the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options to help New York City women understand the causes of their abnormal periods and obtain necessary treatment.

Abnormal Periods Q & A

What is considered an abnormal period?

Normal menstrual cycles typically occur about every four weeks and last from four days to a week. Periods that fall outside this cycle (less than three weeks or more than 35 days apart) are considered abnormal. In addition, missing three or more consecutive periods, extremely heavy or light flow, periods that last longer than a week, and spotting or light bleeding that occurs between normal periods are also considered abnormal.

What causes abnormal periods?

Aside from pregnancy, one of the most common causes of abnormal periods is hormonal fluctuation. Typically, young girls beginning their menstrual cycles and women in menopause have irregular or abnormal periods. Other causes include:

  • Changing which birth control pill you use
  • excessive exercise
  • stress
  • thyroid disease
  • IUDs
  • polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • breastfeeding
  • uterine fibroids or polyps
  • adhesions (scarring) of the uterine lining

How are abnormal periods treated?

Treatment of abnormal periods depends on what's causing them to occur. Some treatment options include:

  • changing birth control methods
  • treating underlying medical conditions like fibroids or polyps
  • hormone therapy
  • weight loss or other changes in lifestyle
  • surgery

When abnormal periods are due to menopause or puberty, they usually resolve on your their own and no treatment is needed unless symptoms interfere with normal activities. The best way to determine if your abnormal periods need to be treated is to see Dr. Wirth for an evaluation.

How can the causes of abnormal periods be determined?

In some cases, exams using a special instrument called a colposcope to examine the wall if the vagina and the cervix may be used to look for abnormal cells and other changes. Hysteroscopy may also be used to look inside the uterus. Other times, blood tests can be performed to check for hormone-related issues.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services.

To the right is a short list of the insurance we accept.

If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GEHA Health Plans
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)

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    "You can always get an appointment, and the support staff is terrific. I have referred multiple friends to this office, and everyone has been happy."

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    "I liked that he has a consultation room, and he will review the information from the last appointment, inquire and update your profile."

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    "The office is clean, spacious, and well-maintained. The front desk staff and nurses have always been helpful."

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    "I have never experienced this level of service. From the moment I made the appointment through the visit itself, he and his staff were excellent."

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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

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Innovative HealthCare Physicians
225 Broadway, Suite 901
Financial District

New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-679-1171
Fax: 212-393-9405
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