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Missing Periods - Ways They Can Be Treated!

Dr. Rashi Sinha 88% (115 ratings)
MBBS, MS, DNB, Rcog London
Gynaecologist, Muzaffarpur
Missing Periods - Ways They Can Be Treated!

The absence of periods is medically termed as amenorrhoea. Normally, women do not get their periods prior to puberty, throughout pregnancy and after menopause. If you do not get your periods when you normally should, you might be suffering from amenorrhoea.

Amenorrhoea can be of two types, which include:

  1. Primary amenorrhoea: menstruation does not begin till age 16
  2. Secondary amenorrhoea: normal menstruation is disrupted when you skip your periods for more than three months

Causes
Amenorrhoea is usually caused by a variety of changes in the hormones, glands and organs responsible for a healthy menstrual cycle.

Primary amenorrhoea is usually caused by:
1. Deterioration in the ovaries
2. The central nervous system (spinal cord and brain) or pituitary gland can get affected, which leads to the malfunctioning of the hormones which are concerned with menstruation.
3. Poorly developed reproductive organs

However, in several cases, what really causes primary amenorrhoea is unknown. The causes of secondary amenorrhoea include:
1. Pregnancy
2. Breast feeding
3. Discontinuation of birth control use
4. Menopause
5. Polycystic ovary syndrome induced hormonal imbalances
6. Removal of ovaries or uterus

Symptoms
Usually, underlying conditions can lead to amenorrhoea. The conditions that lead to amenorrhoea include:
1. A condition called galactorrhoea, in which the glands in the breasts produce milk, even if the woman is not breastfeeding or pregnant; can also cause absent periods.
2. Hirsutism, an overproduction of the male hormone androgen, can lead to amenorrhoea.
3. Premature failure of the ovaries can cause absence of periods.
4. Weight gain or weight loss is another cause
5. Psychiatric anomalies, such as excessive anxiety, can cause women to develop amenorrhoea.

Treatment
Amenorrhoea can either be treated with medication or surgery.
1. Dopamine agonists (dopamine activating compounds) are extremely beneficial for women with amenorrhoea.
2. Hormone replacement therapy (treatment with the use of oestrogens for reducing menopausal symptoms) is a very common treatment.
3. Sometimes, oral contraceptives may restore your normal menstrual cycle.

The surgery options for amenorrhoea include:
1. Surgery or radiation therapy may have to be performed if you have a tumour in your pituitary gland or hypothalamus (part of brain that controls the release of hormones from the pituitary gland).
2. If you have an intrauterine attachment (contraceptive attachments fitted in the uterus), you may need surgery to remove it.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Reasons for a Missed Period (Besides Pregnancy)!

Dr. Shiva Singh Shekhawat 93% (110 ratings)
MBBS, DGO, DNB, CIMP, Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, Diploma In Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship In ART
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Reasons for a Missed Period (Besides Pregnancy)!

Amenorrhea is the medical condition wherein a woman misses the menstrual periods. Girls aged 15 or more who have not yet started menstruating are at the maximum risk of this condition. The most common cause of amenorrhea is pregnancy. Other causes of amenorrhea include problems concerning the reproductive organs or glands that help to regulate hormone levels. Treatment of the underlying conditions often resolves amenorrhea.

Some of the main causes and solutions of amenorrhea are:

  1. Dieting: In some women, dieting may cause amenorrhea. This is reversible, simply by eating a balanced diet.
  2. Anorexia: Women who suffer from anorexia nervosa are highly likely to suffer from amenorrhea. In this case too, the only solution is to eat a healthy balanced diet.
  3. Obesity: In some women, being overweight can cause amenorrhea. They should restrict the amount of fat consumed and should exercise daily to maintain an ideal body weight.
  4. Vigourous Exercise: However, extreme exercise is also a cause of amenorrhea. More than 8 hours of vigorous workout, in a week, for a prolonged period of time, can cause amenorrhea. Try to strike a balance between the right kind of exercises and the time devoted to them.
  5. Emotional stress: Excessive stress can often cause normal menstrual cycles to be disrupted. This can be cured by simply dealing with the cause of stress. Once stress levels come down to normal, so will menstruation.
  6. Addiction: Excessive consumption of alcohol or smoking of cigarettes can also cause amenorrhea. Maintaining a safe distance from all such intoxicants is advised.

Once the cause of amenorrhea is determined, treatment is directed at correcting the underlying disease, which should restore normal menstruation. In case of any anatomical abnormalities of the genital tract, surgery may be advised. Treatment with medications such as dopamine agonists, Glucophage or oral contraceptives is also helpful. Hormone replacement therapies are used in those cases wherein a lack of estrogen is the cause behind it.

A word of caution
While many individuals and companies have marketed herbal therapies as a successful treatment for amenorrhea, none of these have been conclusively proven to be of help. In fact, some of these have been associated with serious and even fatal side effects, though in rare cases. Some preparations have been found to contain high levels of toxins. Before deciding to take a natural or an alternative remedy for amenorrhea, it is best to seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner.

Amenorrhea is very easily avoidable by eating healthy and balanced diets, exercising moderately, maintaining ideal body weight and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and smoking.

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Menstrual Disorders In Adolescent Girls - Signs That Indicate It!

Dr. Haritha Yalamanchili 89% (12 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Menstrual Disorders In Adolescent Girls - Signs That Indicate It!

Menstruation is a barometer of a women's health. Any changes in the menstrual pattern of a woman could be a harbinger of serious underlying disease and should not be overlooked. However adolescent girls are a special case where menstrual pattern is variable and much different from Adult women. It is very common for teenaged girls who have recently started menstruating to have irregular periods. This period pattern is wrongly classified as 'period problems". At the same time one needs to understand that some of the real problems like period pain in young girls are often overlooked as "normal" when they could be associated with serious medical disorders.

Although menstrual disorders are fairly common in most young women, it may have an underlying cause which can be indicative of a serious issue. Therefore, it is recommended for young women to consult a gynecologist if any difficulties arise.

Symptoms Of Menstrual Disorders (Severe)

  1. Excessive abdominal pain
  2. Excessive vaginal pain
  3. Missed / irregular periods
  4. Painful periods

The severe symptoms are usually accompanied by mild symptoms such as:

  1. Irritability
  2. Weight loss
  3. Vomiting
  4. Headaches/back pain
  5. Fatigue
  6. Insomnia
  7. Diarrhea

PCOS and Menstrual Disorders

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common reason for women to experience irregular menstrual periods. PCOS occurs when there is an excess of male hormones (androgens) in the body which hinder the production and release of eggs in the ovaries, resulting in menstruation problems. Symptoms of PCOS are acne, hair loss and weight gain. Women with PCOS are 80% more likely to suffer from fertility issues later in life. Along with that, PCOS can result in high cholesterol and high blood pressure. One serious concern for women with PCOS is resistance to insulin which leads to diabetes.

Diet and menstrual disorders

Poor diet can also lead to menstrual complications. An extremely high fiber diet can result in less frequent ovulations and therefore irregular periods. A diet which is too low in fats and fatty acid can also result in abnormal menstrual patterns.

Stress and PCOS

Young women are often prone to immense stress. Stress is one of the primary reasons for delayed periods. Stress can cause minor complications in the hypothalamus which may have consequences in the levels of hormones in the body.

The presence of ovarian cysts in the vagina may be a cause for irregular or painful periods. Endometriosis can cause heavy bleeding and extreme pain. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Irregular Periods - When To See A Gynaecologist?

Miracles Healthcare 93% (189 ratings)
MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Irregular Periods - When To See A Gynaecologist?

Missing out on your periods or irregular periods once in a while is common. However, the problem arises when irregular periods become every month’s story. The irregularity can be an amalgamation of a host of factors. Ignoring the same for long will only complicate things further. For women of reproductive age, the problem can give rise to deleterious consequences, including difficulties in conceiving. In this article, we will discuss some of the common triggers that result in irregular periods and when to seek medical help.

What causes Irregular Periods?
The hormonal balance plays a significant role in the proper functioning of the vital organs of the body. More than often, irregular periods are found to be a manifestation of hormonal imbalance. Some of the conditions that trigger the hormonal imbalance include

  • PCO is a common medical condition that affects women of reproductive age. PCOS is characterized by the formation of cysts in the ovary (one or both) that affects the ovulation process. In PCOS, there is an increased production of Androgen, especially Testosterone that can cause irregular periods, hair fall, facial hair, weight gain etc.

  • Time and again doctors and health professionals emphasize the importance of leading a stress-free life. Research suggests stress and anxiety often interfere with the functioning of the Hypothalamus. As a result, the pituitary glands that control and regulate the activities of the ovaries, adrenal glands, and thyroid glands may be affected. These can also trigger a hormonal imbalance giving rise to menstrual problems such as Irregular periods. In case of extreme stress, there may be a short-term cessation of periods (Secondary Amenorrhea).

  • The hormonal imbalance and irregular periods can also be an outcome of other medical conditions such as endometriosis, a cancer affecting the reproductive organs, fibroids, obesity, diabetes, hyperprolactinemia (characterized by elevated level of prolactin) or even thyroid disorders.

  • Women who indulge in strict dieting can also suffer from irregular periods. Strict dieting (especially the ones that are without a proper nutritional guidance) can rob the body of the essential nutrients disrupting the hormonal balance.

  • Irregular periods are normal in women who are nearing their menopause.

When to seek medical assistance?
Irregular periods can be indicative of a severe health problem. Consult a gynecologist

  • If your regular cycles get delayed by more than 7 days.

  • There is spotting or bleeding in between the periods.

  • Your periods last for more than ten days or less than two days.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

  • There is excruciating pain during periods.

  • The gap between two successive menstrual cycles is more than 35 days or less than 21 days.

  • Your periods are heavy and unmanageable, affecting your daily routine.

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Amenorrhoea

Dr. Kanica 90% (16 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
Amenorrhoea

Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual bleeding. The most common cause of amenorrhea is pregnancy. Other causes of amenorrhea include problems with the reproductive organs or with the glands that help regulate hormone levels.
For a woman to have regular menstrual cycles, her hypothalamus, pituitary gland, ovaries, and uterus should all be functioning normally. The hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary gland to release follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh). Fsh and lh cause the ovaries to produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and progesterone are responsible for the cyclical changes in the endometrium (uterine lining), including menstruation. In addition, a woman’s genital tract should be free of any abnormalities to allow the passage of menstrual blood.
Amenorrhea is of two types.

  • Primary amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea is typically the result of a genetic or anatomic condition in young females that never develop menstrual periods (by age 16) and is not pregnant.
  • Secondary amenorrhea. Pregnancy is an obvious cause of amenorrhea and is the most common reason for secondary amenorrhea. Further causes are varied and may include conditions that affect the ovaries, uterus, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland.

Causes.

  • Stress.
  • Over exercise.
  • Excessive weight gain or weight loss.
  • Cycle suppression with systemic hormonal contraceptive pills.
  • Chronic diseases like tuberculosis etc.
  • Pituitary causes.
  • Hypothalamic causes.
  • Ovarian causes.
  • Breast feeding.
  • Thyroid gland disorders.

Symptoms.

  • No bleeding.
  • Headache.
  • Increased hair growth.
  • Vaginal dryness.
  • Hot flushes.
  • Night sweats.
  • Anxiety.
  • Weight gain or weight loss.

Management.

  • Avoid stress.
  • Women should eat proper balanced diet.
  • Do moderate exercise to maintain body weight.

Diet in.

Good nutrition (balanced diet with adequate consumption of fats, proteins and minerals) can usually alleviate the problem.

Our homeopathic remedies are best in this case.

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Missed Periods - 6 Reasons Behind It!

Dr. Prerna Sharma 92% (285 ratings)
MBBS, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Noida
Missed Periods - 6 Reasons Behind It!

Amenorrhea is the medical condition wherein a woman misses the menstrual periods. Girls aged 15 or more who have not yet started menstruating are at the maximum risk of this condition. The most common cause of amenorrhea is pregnancy. Other causes of amenorrhea include problems concerning the reproductive organs or glands that help to regulate hormone levels. Treatment of the underlying conditions often resolves amenorrhea.

Some of the main causes and solutions of amenorrhea are:

  1. Dieting: In some women, dieting may cause amenorrhea. This is reversible, simply by eating a balanced diet.
  2. Anorexia: Women who suffer from anorexia nervosa are highly likely to suffer from amenorrhea. In this case too, the only solution is to eat a healthy balanced diet.
  3. Obesity: In some women, being overweight can cause amenorrhea. They should restrict the amount of fat consumed and should exercise daily to maintain an ideal body weight.
  4. Vigourous Exercise: However, extreme exercise is also a cause of amenorrhea. More than 8 hours of vigorous workout, in a week, for a prolonged period of time, can cause amenorrhea. Try to strike a balance between the right kind of exercises and the time devoted to them.
  5. Emotional stress: Excessive stress can often cause normal menstrual cycles to be disrupted. This can be cured by simply dealing with the cause of stress. Once stress levels come down to normal, so will menstruation.
  6. Addiction: Excessive consumption of alcohol or smoking of cigarettes can also cause amenorrhea. Maintaining a safe distance from all such intoxicants is advised.

Once the cause of amenorrhea is determined, treatment is directed at correcting the underlying disease, which should restore normal menstruation. In case of any anatomical abnormalities of the genital tract, surgery may be advised. Treatment with medications such as dopamine agonists, Glucophage or oral contraceptives is also helpful. Hormone replacement therapies are used in those cases wherein a lack of estrogen is the cause behind it.

A word of caution
While many individuals and companies have marketed herbal therapies as a successful treatment for amenorrhea, none of these have been conclusively proven to be of help. In fact, some of these have been associated with serious and even fatal side effects, though in rare cases. Some preparations have been found to contain high levels of toxins. Before deciding to take a natural or an alternative remedy for amenorrhea, it is best to seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner.

Amenorrhea is very easily avoidable by eating healthy and balanced diets, exercising moderately, maintaining ideal body weight and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and smoking.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3750 people found this helpful

5 Causes Of Missed Periods!

Dr. Purnima Jain 90% (15 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
5 Causes Of Missed Periods!

It's anything, but difficult to make a hasty judgment when you understand your period is late. In case you're attempting to conceive, you may have this feeling of incredulity. In case you're not, you may feel frustrated or disarrayed in the event that you know it is highly unlikely you could be pregnant. The truth of the matter is, however, the vast majority naturally consider pregnancy, at the time of a late period, it may be the case that or one of numerous different conceivable outcomes.

Here's a summary of the common causes behind a missed period:

  1. Preganancy: Sometimes when you miss your period, the cause maybe exactly what you think you could be pregnant! The initial symptoms of pregnancy such as bloating of the stomach, cramping of stomach, and tenderness in breasts can resemble the feeling that you get before your periods; may create confusion whether you are actually pregnant or if your periods are a little delayed. If your periods are delayed for over 10 days, then it is better to take a home pregnancy test.
  2. StressStress can have several effects on your body such as headaches, acne, weight gain and other issues. Stress can also make you miss your periods. When you are stressed, your body synthesizes stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. These elevated levels force your brain to differentiate between essential and non-essential functions of the body. The blood supply to the muscles of the body can increase while systems such as the digestive system or the reproductive system can be subdued. This results in delayed period.
  3. Excessive exercise: Working out and maintaining fitness is a great thing to do; although when you overdo it, it restricts your body from producing enough oestrogen, the hormone that helps in completing your menstrual cycle. Thus professionals such as ballet dancers, athletes and gymnasts face a higher chance of suffering through amenorrhea (missing periods) for 3-4 months. Also if you work out too much without consuming enough calories, it can cause disruptions.
  4. Illness: When your body is battling a disease such as common cold or even fever, your brain starts concentrating on the functions that are important for the body. This can contribute to missing your period.
  5. Weight: If you lose excessive amount of weight without maintaining a good diet, you can deprive your body from producing oestrogen that helps build up the uterine lining. The same thing happens with eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia. On the contrary, if you are obese, it can result in over production of oestrogen that can stop your ovulation in totality. This may lead to heavy, irregular periods. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
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Pregnancy Symptoms In Hindi Before Missed Period - मिस्ड पीरियड से पहले गर्भावस्था के लक्षण

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 91% (52 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Pregnancy Symptoms In Hindi Before Missed Period - मिस्ड पीरियड से पहले गर्भावस्था के लक्षण

पीरियड्स का एक निश्चित चक्र होता है जिसके आधार पर महिलाओं के शरीर कई चीजों का पता लगाया जाता है. जैसे कि पीरियड्स का रुक जाना गर्भ धारण करने का प्रारंभिक संकेत माना जाता है. लेकिन जाहिर है कि गर्भधारण करने के बाद महिलाओं के शरीर में और भी कई तरह के बदलाव देखे जाते हैं. मतलब यदि आपका पीरियड मिस हो गया है तो आप कैसे निश्चित करेंगी कि ये गर्भ धारण करने का संकेत है या फिर कुछ और कारण है. इसे समझने के लिए आप गर्भावस्था के इन शुरुवाती लक्षणों को समझें-

1. थकान महसूस होना
जब गर्भ धारण हो जाता है तो शरीर में प्रेजेस्टेरॉन का स्तर बढ़ जाता है. इसकी वजह से आपको अक्सर थकान महसूस हो सकता है. हलांकि इस दौरान कम रक्तचाप और रक्त शर्करा का स्तर भी थकान का कारण बन सकता है.
2. मतली या उल्टी होना
फिल्मों में तो प्रेगनेंसी का ये संकेत भरपूर इस्तेमाल किया जाता है. बिना किसी ख़ास कारण के उल्टी हो तो ये भी प्रेग्नेंट होने का संकेत होता है. ऐसा इसलिए होता है क्योंकि इस दौरान हार्मोन के साथ-साथ फोलिक एसिड की भी कमी हो जाती है. गर्भावस्था के पहले या दुसरे महीने से इसकी शुरुवात हो जाती है.
3. भारी और संवेदनशील स्तन
जाहिर है प्रेग्नेंट होने का मतलब है कि आप माँ बनेंगी और माँ का मातृत्व स्तन से ही है. इसलिए यदि आप गर्भ से होंगी तो आपके स्तन भारी, सूजे हुए और संवेदनशील हो जाएंगे. इसका कारण है कि इस दौरान एस्ट्रोजेन और प्रेजेस्टेरॉन नामक हार्मोन्स के स्तन में परिवर्तन हो जाता है. इस अनुभव को आप माहावारी शुरू होने के अनुभव जैसा ही महसूस करेंगी.
4. सुगंध के प्रति आकर्षण
जाहिर है माँ बनना एक बेहद संवेदनशील काम है. इसलिए इस जिम्मेदारी के आने से पहले आपके शरीर में संवेदनशीलता का स्तर बढ़ जता है. और आप खुशबू या सुगंध के प्रति आकर्षित होने लगती हैं. गंध सम्बन्धी प्रणाली में होने वाला ये परिवर्तन एस्ट्रोजेन हार्मोन के स्तर में होने वाले बदलाव के कारण होता है.इस दौरान कुछ महिलाओं को मुंह में धातु जैसे स्वाद का अनुभव होता है तो वहीँ कुछ को भोजन का स्वाद भी अच्छा नहीं लगता है.

5. चक्कर आना
गर्भ धारण करने के दौरान प्रेजेस्टेरॉन हार्मोन के स्तर में वृद्धि हो जाती है. इस वजह से रक्त वाहिकाएं विस्तृत होकर आपके रक्तचाप को कम करती हैं. इसके परिणामस्वरुप आपके मस्तिष्क में अस्थाई रूप से रक्त का प्रवाह कम हो जाता है और आपको चक्कर आने लगता है. हलांकि कुछ विशेषज्ञों का ये भी कहना है कि इस दौरान हार्मोनल डिसफंक्शन के कारण वस्टीबुलर या कॉक्लेयर विकार की वजह से भी चक्कर आ सकता है.
6. मनोदशा में बदलाव
जाहिर है गर्भ के दौरान संवेदनशीलता में वृद्धि हो जाती है. इस वजह से आप खुद को भावुक महसूस करेंगी. आपको अपनी मनोदशा में भी बदलाव महसूस होगा. इसका कारण है कि इस दौरान होने वाले हार्मोनल परिवर्तन मस्तिष्क के रासायनिक दूत जिसे न्यूरोट्रांसमीटर कहते हैं उसे प्रभावित करते हैं. इस दौरान आपको उदासी या चिंता भी हो सकती है.
7. बार-बार पेशाब जाना
प्रेग्नेंट हो जाने के बाद आपका मूत्राशय शरीर में होने वाले अप्रत्याशित बदलावों से प्रतिक्रिया करने के परिणामस्वरूप आपको बिना किसी द्रव के सेवन के भी बाथरूम जाने की तलब लग सकती है. दरअसल इस दौरान किडनी दुगना काम करती है इसलिए रक्त की बढ़ती हुई मात्रा यहीं छन जाती है. और कोरियोनिक गोनाडोट्रोपिन नामक हार्मोन पेल्विक हिस्से में रक्त प्रवाह को बढ़ाता है. इसलिए आपके पेशाब करने की आवृत्ति बढ़ जाती है.
8. ऐंठन महसूस होना
इस दौरान कई महिलाओं को पीरियड के डेट से कुछ दिन पहले ऐंठन जैसा महसूस होता है. ऐसा तब होता है जब फ़र्टिलाइज्ड अंडे गर्भाशय की परत को जोड़ते हैं. इसकी वजह से गर्भाशय में संकुचन होता है और इससे ही ऐंठन जैसा लगता है.
9. पेट फूलना
गर्भ के दौरान पेट का फुलना आम बात है. यह एक ऐसा लक्षण है जो स्पष्ट दीखता है. ये भी शरीर में हुए अचानक हार्मोनल परिवर्तनों का ही परिणाम है. हार्मोनल परिवर्तन से जठर तंत्र के साथ ही परे शरीर के मसल्स के उतकों को शिथिल कर देता है. इसके अलावा पाचन तन्त्र धीमा हो जाने की वजह से भी पेट में फुलाव या ब्लोटिंग होता है.
10. मासिक चक्र का रुकना
जब आप गर्भ से होती हैं तो इस दौरान फ़र्टिलाइज्ड अंडे आपके गर्भाशय की दीवार में स्वयं को स्थापित कर लेते हैं. इसलिए पीरियड के समय ब्लीडिंग रुक जाती है. या होती भी है तो बहुत कम.
 

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Vaginal Bleeding - 7 Not So Common Causes!

Dr. Sagar 91% (28 ratings)
DGO , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Vaginal Bleeding - 7 Not So Common Causes!

It is likely for you to experience abnormal vaginal bleeding between your periods during one point in life. Vaginal bleeding is termed abnormal when you are not expecting your periods, when your menstrual flow is heavier or lighter than normal, and at times when it is not expected such as during pregnancy, or after menopause. Abnormal vaginal bleeding may result from a wide range of causes. It does not always indicate a serious or severe condition.

The different possible causes are discussed below:

  1. Bleeding during pregnancy is not very normal and it indicates some complications in pregnancy. Spotting or light bleeding is common, but it is important for you to evaluate any form of bleeding by a doctor. Heavy vaginal bleeding occurring before 12 weeks during pregnancy indicates severe problems. Heavy vaginal bleeding that occurs after 12 weeks also indicates a problem like placenta previa.
  2. Ovulation can result in mid-cycle bleeding.
  3. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition, which interferes with normal ovulation, and may result in abnormal bleeding.
  4. Certain medicines, including birth control pills may cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. Minor bleeding between your periods is likely during the first few months of using birth control pills. Bleeding may also occur, if you do not take the pills at a fixed time regularly.
  5. An intrauterine device (IUD) also increases the chances of heavy periods and spotting.
  6. Certain infections occurring in your pelvic organs such as the uterus, vagina, Fallopian tubes, cervix, and ovaries causes abnormal vaginal bleeding. The bleeding is more likely to occur after sexual intercourse and douching. These infections are commonly caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  7. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PTD) leads to infection and inflammation of your uterus, ovaries, or Fallopian tubes. This might be another cause of abnormal vaginal bleeding.

There are several other less common causes, which may result in abnormal vaginal bleeding. They include the following:

  1. An object present or inserted in the vagina
  2. Sexual abuse
  3. Uterine fibroids, which cause abnormally heavy periods
  4. Several structural problems like polyps and urethral prolapse
  5. Occurrence of cancer in your uterus, ovaries, vagina, or cervix
  6. Intense mental or emotional stress, and exercising in excess
  7. Several other health conditions and diseases such as diabetes or hyperthyroidism

It is important for you to consult a doctor on experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding. It is very important to diagnose the condition properly and start with management measures at the earliest. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Women Health

Dr. Harjinder Harry 86% (227 ratings)
M.D., Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Mohali
Women Health

Girls die because of using Whisper, stayfree, etc.
 

  • One single pad. For the whole day b'coz of the chemical used in. Ultra napkins which converts liquid into gel. It causes cancer in bladder and uterus.
  • So please try to use. Cotton made pads and if you are using ultra pads, please change that with in 5 hours, per day, atleast.
  • If the time is. Prolonged the blood. Becomes green the. Fungus gets formed Inside the uterus.
  • Please don't feel shy to fwd this msg to all girls and even boys so that they can share with their wives, girlfriends, sisters, friends whom they care for.
  • Kick off breast cancer.
  • Nurse your baby.
  • Wash your bra daily.
  • Avoid black bra in summer. 
  • Do not wear a bra while sleeping.
  • Do not wear an under wire bra very often.
  • Always cover your chest completely by your dupatta or scarf when you are under the sun.
  • Use a deodorant not an anti perspirant.
  • This is a public service msg from tata cancer hospital. 
  • Pass it 2 all the ladies you care for without hesitating.
  • Dont take head bath in first 3 days of periods.
  • Its medically proven that, 80%. Females die during delivery due to swelling in uterus walls caused because of washing head in the early days of your menstrual cycle.
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