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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.

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.

Popular Questions & Answers

She is not getting her periods around more then one nd half month. May be because she have took 14 capsules together in tension and anxiety before. Nd we don't know which capsules were those. Our doctors suggested us to took 3 days course of regestrone and she completed that course but still she did not get her periods yet.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
One gets withdrawal bleeding 3 to 8 days after stopping regesterone. If one does not get means requires reports and change in treatment.

I didn't got my periods from more then one nd half month. May be this is because I have took 14 capsules together because of tension nd I don't know the name of the capsules. But I hve took the 3 days course of regestrone suggested by a doctor but still not getting my periods I too have stomach ache nd something like heart burn too. What to do?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
One gets withdrawal bleeding 3 to 8 days after stopping regesterone if there is no pregnancy. If one does not get it menas needs repprts and change in treatment.

I am female 29 years. I am having regular period cycle of 29 to 31 days. We are trying to conceive from jan 2021. My last period date was 28 april. But since now I didn't get my periods. My blood pregnancy test is negative so what is the reason of my periods.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Most of the medical problems need personally taking detailed medical history and examination with the need for reports sometimes so meet concerned doctor- gynecologist pregnancy can occur only one day of the cycle that is ovulation day so unprotec...

I have pcos and I am taking hormones medicine and mukta uterine tonic, can I take evecare syrup with this medication? Please suggest as I am confused that will it be ok to take two syrups?

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Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Both the tonics are herbal product. I am an alopathic doctor. So, pls contact any ayurvedic doctor regarding this. But it is always better to avoid mix therapy. We don't know what is the drug interaction between these harbal tonics and the hormona...

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