Common Specialities
Common Issues
Common Treatments


Last Updated: Feb 05, 2020
Change Language

Irregular Periods - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

About Types Reasons Treatment:
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.

Some other reasons for having irregular periods are:


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.

Popular Questions & Answers

I try to sex with my partner last jan 2021 .but there is no penetrate sex we just try but after 7 day I saw some white coating inside my vagina by I am worried and touch it with nail. I am also worried that m pregnant that's why I drink lots ginger water. Condition getting worst some cortege cheesy discharge m too much itching continue. But after 17 day m period start on correct date. After period discharge and some itching continue. After one weak ofmy period I choose to go homeopathy treat meant every three ng is gone but discharge continue some back pain also occur. When m get frustrated abut discharge I just quit the homeopathy and meet my gyno. I am unmarried .so she doesn't exmine me and told me that m suffering for m yeast is infection she took medicine and 80 present m feel relief but some discharge continue which was finished after next month period. But after someday I had shave n than itching and more discharge start my gyno gave me fluconazole and ornidazole tablet course my itching is gone but discomfort abut discharge and burning at time urination, and feeling not to touch vagina because friction produce irritation feel. My legs feel so much heat I drink plenty of water. My stool is so hard so I also feel some discomfort at anus gyno said discharge is normal but m worried why I feel so like this my vndrl urine sugar test is normal. I totally confused please suggest me that discharge is normal to remove infection and produce heat from body after taking medicine .or something else please suggest.

MBBS, M.S Obstetrics & Gynaecology, F.MAS FELLOWSHIP IN MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, D. MAS Dipolma in MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, FICRS, Fellowship in COSMETIC GYNAECOLOGY, Diploma in advanced Laparoscopy for Urogynaecology & Gynaec oncology, Basic training course in minimal invasive surgery in Gynaecology, Basics of Colposcopy, Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynaecology, Certificate course in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, Certificate of hands on training in hysteroscopy, Certificate course in diabetes, Fellowship in assisted reproductive technology, Certificate program in aesthetic Medicine, Certificate of operative Hysteroscopy, Certificate course in clinical embryology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hi if it is just white discharge there is no need for you to worry it is normal absolutely and the vagina itself has its home cleaning mechanism to push it out now if you have foul smelling discharge and if it is irritating any change then you nee...
1 person found this helpful

How to take dronis 30 for. Irregular periods and pcod problem previous month I got my period at 14 april from 2nd day of my period I start taking dronis 30 now it's been 21 and my tablet is also finish so should I continue the tablet from today onwards for next 21 days or should I wait please prescribe be the procedure to take the tablet dronis 30.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
There are two ways - so ask treating doctor. Either gap of 1 week and then to start new packet or new packet to be started from 5 th day of period.

I am taking deviry for my pcod and to get periods. I have taken deviry on 21st april and I got my period on 2nd may. It is my 7th day still I am getting periods when it wil stop? It is normal? Because this is the only time I got this prior always my period last up to 5 days only. Please suggest.

Gynaecologist, Guwahati
It depends on how many months you didn't get your periods before taking deviry. If there is still heavy bleeding, start krimson 35 for 21 days and repeat the same for 2 more cycles.

Popular Health Tips

Epilepsy - All The Details Which You Need To Know

DNB (Neurology), MD/MBBS - General Medicine
Neurologist, Delhi
Epilepsy - All The Details Which You Need To Know
Epilepsy refers to a disorder in the central nervous system, where the brain starts to function abnormally, resulting in seizures or certain situations where the person starts to behave unusually, at the time even leading to loss of awareness. A s...
1015 people found this helpful

Stomach Ulcers - What Are The Most Common Causes?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Stomach Ulcers - What Are The Most Common Causes?
The stomach has a smooth mucosal lining, which also provides a protective layer for the stomach tissue. There are various acids and chemicals that flow through the stomach, and this protective layer provides the stomach tissue adequate protection....
1421 people found this helpful

Hyperpigmentation & Scars - Ways Laser Treatment Can Help!

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Hyperpigmentation & Scars - Ways Laser Treatment Can Help!
Acne is irritating not only when it is active, but even after it heals. This is because it leaves behind unpleasant scars and pigmentation. Laser therapy is the best-known way of dealing with these scars and pigmentation issues. It is a misconcept...
8403 people found this helpful

IVF - Can Acupuncture Support Its Success Rates?

IVF Specialist, Raipur
IVF - Can Acupuncture Support Its Success Rates?
A very frequently used treatment both before and during In-Vitro Fertlization is Acupuncture. There is hope among women that it will help increase their chances of conceiving a baby and also provide the necessary support related to reduction of st...
6107 people found this helpful

Bleeding Problems - Know The Common Types!

IVF Specialist, Raipur
Bleeding Problems - Know The Common Types!
Vaginal bleeding is a common phenomenon in women. Sometimes it is due to cyclical changes in the cycle, while other times, it may be indicative of something unnatural and perhaps severe. Abnormal vaginal bleeding includes: Heavy periods: This is a...
6572 people found this helpful
Content Details
Written By
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,Diploma In Gynaecology & Obstetrics,DGO,DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Play video
PCOS - How To Manage It?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman s hormone levels.Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to...
Play video
Missed/Irregular Periods - All You Must Know!
A period, or menstruation, is the part of the menstrual cycle in which the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus, is shed. Irregular periods can occur if there is a change in contraception method, a hormone imbalance, hormonal changes aro...
Play video
Thread Lift
Hi, I am Dr. Manoj Kumar, Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, AesthetiCare, Noida. Today I will talk about which is going to take away the effects on your face i.e. use of threads or thread lift. It was there for some time but in recent times but it has und...
Play video
Know More About Botox And Fillers
Hello, I am Dr. Manoj Kumar, Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, AesthetiCare, Noida. Today I will talk about botox and fillers. These are the 2 very common procedures offered for correction of small, minimal issues in the face which can be corrected by the...
Play video
Early Identification Of Hearing Loss And Its Importance
Hi, I am Riddhi Potdar, Audiologist and speech therapist, Aahan Ent Clinic, Mumbai. Today we will be talking about early identification of hearing loss and its importance. Reduced hearing equity during early childhood interference with speech and ...
Having issues? Consult a doctor for medical advice