One of the earliest signs of perimenopause is irregular periods. Whether they last longer, appear more or less frequently or are heavier or lighter, we can help you understand your irregular periods.
As women transition into perimenopause, the ovaries fail to release an egg. When that happens, there is no progesterone to stabilize the lining of the uterus. The uterine lining keeps building irregularly and eventually will start to bleed a little here and a little there. Often, a month or two later when your cycle works correctly and an egg is released, you may experience a heavy period. Heavy periods are a common symptom in perimenopause for this reason.
Sometimes a change in bleeding patterns (whether it be time in between or heaviness of flow) can be a sign of something more serious, so a visit with your OB/GYN is recommended.
How we treat irregular periods in menopause
We'll review your health history and listen to your symptoms.
Every woman's experience of menopause is as unique as she is. We'll first review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to your telemedicine visit.
During the video visit, you'll share your experience with menopause, starting with your quality of life and other symptoms you're experiencing (like joint pain and anxiety).
The mindset we have at Gennev is to focus on health. We'll provide:
We will assess your nutritional needs to provide recommendations for a healthy, balanced diet and daily exercise. Our practitioners may also leverage cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and relaxation techniques to support symptoms associated with mood changes.
If you’re experiencing mood changes that are related to hormonal fluctuations, our doctors will review treatment options that may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Feel 100% again and thrive in menopause.
Our doctors and health coaches (RDNs) are by your side, answering your questions and to help monitor your symptoms. As your hormones fluctuate, your symptoms will change over time. Talk to your doctor about these changes and your Gennev doctor will adjust your treatment plan to match your new needs.
We've helped thousands of women improve their quality of life in menopause.
My ObGYN at Gennev has always been willing to go above and beyond when doctors nearby have not been willing to do so. I have recommended Gennev to two friends!
Katie has been a tremendous help this past few months. Her expertise and guidance helped me make vital decisions in regard to my menopause journey.
My doctor was the first practitioner who took my feelings and symptoms seriously and provided both great information and a well-informed, evidence-based plan of care.
She is very knowledgeable, genuinely helpful and focused, and she listened to me and answered all my questions. I am relieved to have received such solid medical advice, support, planning, and targeted intervention.
Dr. Lisa Savage is such an excellent provider! I am so happy that she is my menopause specialist. I was very desperate before I met her in the fall.
She not only listens, she is engaged and supportive. No matter what questions I throw at her, she always has great feedback, suggestions and has a become a crucial part of my menopause journey.
Jessica totally has her act together. I was impressed by her gentle use of behavioral intervention techniques. She was warm and supportive.
Dr. Savage helped remove the veil of mystery, and address the WHY all of these changes are happening. Just having clarity, and a knowledgeable person to bounce ideas and concerns off of is a huge gift.
Jessica was very knowledgeable about my questions and concerns... I was very pleased that Jessica took the time to listen to me and gave me guidance along the way. She never made me feel like we were rushed...
She answers questions without making me feel dumb for asking them. I appreciate the undivided attention I get in this format... so often in a doctors office you feel rushed and not the center of their attention.
Oh, finally! Someone that seems to truly understand! She debunked everything I though I knew. Was a bit unsettling at first but she spoke with authority, facts and data which instilled confidence.
Stasi was a wealth of resources, giving ideas and things to try for symptoms. She asked good questions and had specific suggestions I could try right away. It’s very helpful to feel heard and supported.
My menopause journey has been like a rollercoaster ride, ups, downs, twist and certainly turns on top of the stress from my work, which has really effected my health. Stasi has been my coach and cheerleader through it all...
Dr. Dunsmoor-su was fantastic. She is very knowledgable and relatable. It was so refreshing to have a physician who does not just say, "that's what happens when you get older..."
It is a HUGE relief just to have a chat with someone who can tell me all the strangeness I am experiencing IS strange, but it is also perfectly NORMAL.
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