Reasons for a missed period

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

From confusion to panic, women may have a variety of reactions when their monthly menstrual cycle doesn’t make an appearance. Aside from the obvious reasons of pregnancy or menopause, there are a number of reasons your period may not show up on time — or at all. If you’ve been having regular periods but you suddenly miss one or more, this is known as secondary amenorrhea. Here are the most common causes of this issue:

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Pregnancy, PCOS

What to do about irregular periods

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 9, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, many women have been brought up to believe that a menstrual cycle should be 28 days long. But for many women, their cycles last as few as 21 days or as long as 35 — and this is considered normal. As long as you see consistency each month, this is not cause for concern.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, PCOS, Endometriosis

5 things about PCOS you need to know

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Even though it is one of the most diagnosed hormonal disorders, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is not often talked about out in the open. To help clear the air of misinformation and confusion existing in our society about PCOS, Cristen Conger of Stuff Mom Never Told You made a YouTube video breaking down the most important information you need to know about this syndrome.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, PCOS

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 18, 2015 1:00:00 PM

There are many hormones circulating within your body at any given time, each playing a role in your day-to-day functions. For optimal health, a woman’s body needs a certain balance of female and male hormones.

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Topics: OBGYN, PCOS

9 causes of long and heavy periods (menorrhagia)

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 23, 2015 1:00:00 PM

You’ve heard talk of the “normal period,” but what does that really mean? Most women experience longer than usual menstruation, which is known as menorrhagia. Menorrhagia can be annoying and frustrating, and can result in especially long or heavy periods.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, PCOS