September 13, 2018

Irregular Periods

Did you know that you should have your menstrual cycle at least every 6 weeks?

In fact, it is considered unhealthy to go without a period for a long time. The normal menstrual cycle can last anywhere from 21 to 35 days, and you can determine your cycle length by calculating the first day of your last menstrual cycle and count to the start of your new period. Here are some common reasons that your menstrual cycle could be abnormal:


Obviously, pregnancy would be a good reason to miss your period. Make sure you take a pregnancy test, and if you are expecting……CONGRATS!

Birth Control

Hormonal birth control can contribute to irregular cycles. If your birth control method causes spotting or heavy bleeding, seek advice from a health care professional, specifically a gynecologist.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Also known as PCOS can impact your cycles and cause either missed cycles or heavier cycles.


This is the time prior to menopause which can last up to eight years. Women may start to experience this in their 40s, and their cycles can last longer or start to shorten.

If you find yourself falling into any of these categories do not wait any longer. Come see us at MiBella Wellness Center, and we will discuss options to get you back on track.

We’re here for you!

Call Santanna today to schedule an appointment to discuss your options!



Nurse Practitioner Santanna Thomas

Dr. Mia is excited to have Santanna at MiBella Wellness Center. Santanna has been a member of the staff since February and was trained by Dr. Mia.

Santanna is dually certified as a Women’s Health and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She has always loved mentoring young women and looks forward to impacting change in the lives of the women that she meets. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, member of the Rock City Church Choir, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society.

She is married to Kershun Thomas. They both attend the Rock City Church and are highly active in ministry. They both enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.