Menstrual Disorders Specialist

De Shawndranique D Gray, M.D. -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

De Shawndranique D Gray, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Dallas, TX

Menstrual disorders in women are common but could indicate a gynecological problem requiring treatment. At her office in Dallas, Texas, board-certified OB/GYN specialist De Shawndranique Gray, MD, and her experienced team diagnose and treat the cause of menstrual disorders to restore your quality of life. Call her office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Menstrual Disorders Q & A

What are menstrual disorders?

Menstrual disorders in women affect your periods, causing them to deviate from normal menstrual cycles. A typical menstrual cycle often lasts about 28 days. Your period might come every 21-35 days and last 2-7 days on average. Abnormal menstrual cycles can indicate a gynecological problem requiring treatment.

What are the symptoms of menstrual disorders?

Menstrual disorders can cause the following signs and symptoms:

  • Heavy periods 
  • Frequent periods
  • Painful periods
  • Very light periods
  • No periods
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Iron-deficiency anemia

Menstrual irregularities may disrupt your everyday life or the ability to get pregnant. Dr. Gray can find the root cause of menstrual disorders to offer symptom relief and reduce your risk of OB/GYN-related problems.

What causes menstrual disorders?

Common causes of menstrual disorders include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Eating disorders
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Excessive exercise
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Genetics
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Clotting disorders
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Cancer
  • Thyroid disorders

At the first sign of a menstrual disorder, see Dr. Gray and her team for an evaluation. 

How does my doctor diagnose menstrual disorders?

To find out which type of menstrual disorder you may have, Dr. Gray discusses your medical history and symptoms. She completes a physical examination, including a pelvic exam, to assess your overall health and look for signs of OB/GYN abnormalities.

Dr. Gray may recommend you complete urine testing, blood tests, ultrasounds, MRIs, biopsies, laparoscopy, or other minimally invasive procedures to detect or rule out gynecological problems.

How are menstrual disorders treated?

Common treatments for menstrual disorders and their root causes include:

Lifestyle changes

Eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight can sometimes improve menstrual irregularities. 


Taking medications can reduce symptoms of menstrual disorders, relieve pain, or treat the underlying cause of menstruation problems. 

Hormone treatments

Hormone treatments, such as birth control pills, patches, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and vaginal rings can help regulate your periods.

Surgical procedures

Dr. Gray may recommend you undergo minimally invasive surgery to treat the underlying cause of menstrual disorders or reduce unpleasant symptoms. She can complete laparoscopy, robotic-assisted surgery, endometrial ablation, or other minimally invasive procedures.

Don’t live with painful or debilitating menstrual disorders that can cause OB/GYN-related complications. Call De Shawndranique Gray, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.

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