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Irregular Periods - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

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Irregular Periods - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

Irregular periods might be a problem and may exist if:

  • The duration between the periods starts changing.
  • There is decreased or increased loss of blood during a period.
  • The duration of a period is much longer than usual.

Here are the different kinds of irregularities in periods:

  • Irregular Menstrual-Bleeding: Bleeding that lasts over 20 days in an individual cycle and extends for more than a year.
  • Absent Menstrual-Bleeding: Absence of bleeding for over 90 days.
  • Heavy Menstrual-Bleeding: An excess of blood loss that can hamper a woman’s emotional, material, physical and social quality of living and can be independent or may occur along with other symptoms.
  • Prolonged and Heavy Menstrual-Bleeding: It is uncommon.
  • Light Menstrual-Bleeding- It is dependent on the patient’s complaint.

Irregular periods need to be looked into depending upon the desire of having children later on. Many diverse things can cause irregular periods. Changes in the hormonal levels of progesterone and estrogen might disrupt the usual period patterns. That is the reason young pubescent girls and older women nearing menopause usually are affected by irregular periods.

What are the signs of Irregular Periods?

An irregular period refers to any disturbance in the normal menstrual cycle. It is accompanied by some signs which may include excessive bleeding from the uterus, occurrence of bleeding or spotting between two menstrual cycles, abnormal bleeding i.e excessive and heavy blood loss during periods, evidence of bleeding during sexual intercourse, bleeding after menopause, and the length of menstrual bleeding being longer than the normal.

Some other reasons for having irregular periods are:

Treatment:

Generally, treatment isn’t required for menopause or puberty induced irregular periods, until the time they become bothersome or excessive. Periods also normally stop during pregnancy.

  • Correcting or treating underlying disease
  • Changing your type of birth control
  • Lifestyle changes, including weight loss
  • Hormone therapy
  • Surgery

Call your doctor if you have had regular, monthly periods and the pattern changes. Your doctor may perform a physical exam and order tests to rule out pregnancy or a health problem.

Should I be concerned about Irregular Periods?

Irregular Periods may be an indication of some of the abnormal conditions in the body such as hormonal imbalances, polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine fibroids, thyroid problems, excessive weight loss, stress, excessive exercise, overweight, certain medications, and cervical and endometrial cancer. In such conditions, there is a need for consultation with a doctor. Hence, Irregular Periods should be considered a matter of concern.

Can I get pregnant with Irregular Periods?

Irregular Periods may occur due to conditions like hormonal imbalances. But the condition is completely curable. It requires proper diagnosis, followed by consultation with a doctor. Though irregular menstrual cycles may offer some problems in the case of being pregnant, it is not a big issue nowadays when the medical sciences are too developed to tackle any such abnormalities.

Which exercise is best for Irregular Periods?

Exercises are one of the most effective ways to regulate any irregularities in the menstrual cycles. Among all exercises, yoga is the best one to keep away the symptoms associated with abnormal periods such as abdominal cramps and Irregular Periods. Some of the yoga poses that help may include bow pose i.e dhanurasana, camel pose i.e ustrasana, cobra pose i.e bhujangasana, garland pose, and butterfly pose.

Does walking regulate periods?

Any disturbance in the normal menstrual cycle refers to Irregular Periods. It includes either an increase or decrease in the length of the menstrual bleeding phase. It can be affected by some changes in lifestyle as well as diet. Lifestyle changes may include exercises such as walking. Walking is one of the common exercises that may regulate periods. Exercise leads to an improvement in the symptoms such as menstrual cramps.

Summary: Irregular Periods may be an indication of some of the abnormal conditions in the body such as hormonal imbalances, polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine fibroids, thyroid problems, excessive weight loss, stress, excessive exercise, overweight, certain medications, and cervical and endometrial cancer. In such conditions, there is a need for consultation with a doctor. Other preventive measures include doing adequate exercises or physical activities on a regular basis.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir I am 29 years old and have pcod with submecosal uterine fibroid of 3.5x3.9x2. 5 cm measurement. I am currently taking cystohit m and duoluton l. But after 6 months of treatment size is not reducing. What should I do.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist,
These medicines are ok for pcod but do not have any role in fibroid. There are a few medicines which are given to shrink fibroids but it is tailored to the individual patient 's needs. If you would like to know more and discuss, please contact me ...

Sir mere masse ho rhe h aur jyada hi ho rhe h chehre pe, haath per, pure body pe ho rha h sir kuch solution bataye aur jyada bade bhi ho rhe h.

MD - Dermatology, FRGUHS Dermatosurgery, MBBS
Dermatologist,
First you need to differentiate if its a viral wart or a dpn. Dpn is a cosmetic condition- you can leave it alone or remove it by ec/rf. Wart you shud get it removed asap. Or they will spread.

I have pcod and after intercourse I took unwanted 72 and got withdrawal bleeding after 5 days of taking pill which last for 5 days like mensuration but after that after one and half month I didn't get my period then I did upt and got negative result then again after one week I did upt but again got negative result. Please tell me is this case of pregnancy or it is due hormonal imbalance? And what should I do?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
After taking the high hormonal emergency pill like unwanted 72 one gets withdrawal bleeding 5 to 10 days later, and then a new cycle starts.- new counting. From your complaints- likely to be hormonal imbalance- most of the medical problems need pe...

My last periods date was 22 march. We had sex on 1th april and then took unwanted 72. On 15th april withdrawal bleeding occurs. Then 7th may we had protected sex again. Today is 19th may. I took pregnancy test today and it's came negative. Any chance of pregnancy here.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
If you still did not get your period after 15 the of april then you can not say for sure that there is no pregnancy though very likely there is no pregnancy.

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