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An internationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Lew Schon is Director of Orthopedic Innovation at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Our Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advancing services and treatments for neurological disorders and neuromuscular diseases.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
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The gynecologists of The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland are among the best in the Mid-Atlantic region at understanding and treating common gynecologic conditions, including irregular period cycles. Our experienced doctors can help patients determine the severity of their condition and the appropriate treatment plan.
An irregular period cycle refers to any variation in a woman’s menstrual cycle, such as changes in frequency, duration, or amount of flow, or spotting between periods. A typical menstrual cycle occurs every 21 to 35 days and lasts from 2 to 7 days. The causes and severity of an irregular period cycle can vary greatly and usually depend on the patient’s reproductive age.
Symptoms range from mild to severe and include:
Physical exams, blood and pregnancy tests, as well as a review of your medical history and menstrual cycle, may be part of the initial diagnostic process. Based on your symptoms, further testing may be necessary, including ultrasounds and diagnostic hysteroscopy, in which a thin device is inserted through the vagina and the opening of the cervix to provide doctors a view inside the uterus.
Lifestyle and dietary changes are commonly suggested to control an irregular period cycle. In addition, medications are often used to control an irregular period cycle. In some cases, surgery such as operative hysteroscopy may be necessary to remove growths that cause bleeding. When other forms of treatment have failed, a hysterectomy may be performed, in which the uterus is completely removed.
The experienced team at The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy can help you determine what treatments are best suited for your needs.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the flagship Center of Excellence in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy. The Institute includes The Gynecology Center and The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy offering physician and surgical expertise in the treatment of endometriosis, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and well woman care, as well as benign or non-cancerous conditions of the female genital tract and malignant or cancerous conditions such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized for multiple years in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Hyung S. Ryu, M.D., is a highly skilled gynecologic surgeon, providing treatment of ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers at Mercy.
While some of the symptoms may be concerning, perimenopause is not something to fear.