Irregular Periods

Irregular periods means the days between two menstrual periods keep changing, heavy or light period than usual, or the duration of periods varies. Some of the common causes include placement of intrauterine device (IUD), using birth control pills, PCOS, stress, an overactive or underactive thyroid, and uterine fibroids.

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Why does irregular periods occur in early adolescence?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. I am not getting my periods regularly and they occur once every three months and sometimes even six months. I did not have sex ever still I am not getting my periods. I started getting my periods in my eighth grade, since then they have not been regular. Pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry, this is all normal. Now you are in a period of adolescence. Your hormonal levels are not fully mature. By around 20-21 years of age, you will have regular periods. In a normal cycle, you should ovulate around the 14-15th day of periods. Always 14 days aft...  Read Full »

What are the expected physical and emotional changes in hormonal birth control withdrawal?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know about going off birth control. What are the five to ten most common physical and emotional changes women can expect when they discontinue hormonal birth control use? Will these changes differ depending on the type of birth control and how long you have been on it? How...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There could be many effects if a woman has been on any specific birth control pills like mood variations, fear of conception if not willing to conceive, anxiety, irregular periods, skin dryness, soft breast, dry hairs, less libido, angry behavior, etc. If the body ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have irregular periods with pain in a 52-year-old female?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is facing pain at periodical time since 6 months and period facing two times in a month and it remains for 4 to 6 days. Although she never faced this situation before. My mother's age is 52 years now. What should she do now. Already visited two gynecologist and they advised ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it is obvious that your mother definitely have to go through the operation and remove the uterus. But one thing is that there is nothing I found like ovarian tumor or something like that in USG (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I h...  Read Full »

Why am I have irregular periods with less flow?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old, female, married 8 months back. Sexually active and using condom. I have hypothyroidism and I am taking Thyronorm 75 mcg and one Levocetirizine in daily basis. My last period was three months back. Then I got my period two months later and it was late and the flow w...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are many causes for irregular periods and scanty flow. Some are due to structural abnormality in the uterus, for which you were asked for Ultrasound which came out normal. Other causes are certain hormonal imbalances in the sex hormones secreted by pituitary or ov...  Read Full »

Do overweight and irregular period has any effect on pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am newly married. I have irregular periods but not too late it occurs between 25 to 35 days. We are planning for a child but cannot get success. We have sex regularly. Now I have some doubts please clarify me in detail. I am over weight (pear-shaped). My height i...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Being overweight or obese definitely increases complications during pregnancy like abortion, low growth of baby, development of diabetes and hypertension. It is better to attempt weight reduction (if possible) before achieving pregnancy. Irregular periods, if it is betw...  Read Full »

Why is there brown spotting with clots during periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having brown spotting with blood clots, and there is no pain or cramps. I had my periods in the first week of June. I had unprotected intercourse in the first week of October, but my partner did not ejaculate inside me. I again had intercourse (protected) and I had slight bleedin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the fact that your periods have been irregular since long and the interval is three to four months, then for sure, you should be evaluated for causes of oligomenorrhea like PCOD (polycystic ovary disease), hypothyroidism, and hyperprolactinemia. Also im...  Read Full »

How long should I wait to get periods after using Diane-35 for 21 days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS and irregular periods. My doctor prescribed me Diane-35 for 21 days. The last day of the pill was fifteen days before. I did not get my periods till date. I did a home pregnancy test, and it is negative. Though it is unlikely I can be pregnant, I wanted to know how long to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kyal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diane-35 is taken for 21 consecutive days with seven days off. The next cycle is started after seven days off on the eighth day, irrespective of the periods. Though in majority of cases there are periods in those seven days, rarely there may not be periods. Hope yo...  Read Full »

What is tablet Ovacet used for?

Query: Hello¬†doctor, I have PCOS and have done D and C recently. I have been prescribed Ovacet tablet for 30 days. Will the tablet regularize the periods and ovulation? Are there more chances for me to conceive because of D and C and the prescribed tablet? Please give your expert advice regarding the same...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your periods are irregular, then tablet Ovacet (combination of L-Methylfolate, Myo-Inositol, and Vitamin D3) alone is less likely to induce ovulation. However, the tablet will help in normalizing metabolism and decrease the resistance to ovulation induction m...  Read Full »

Can Primolut N be used for delaying periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I had my period eight days ago, I have a regular cycle, however, I noticed I was bleeding today and it seems like a regular period. After doing some research, I think it might be a few things. I was last sexually active three months back and it was unprotecte...  Read Full »

Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are several factors that lead to irregular menses. Weight loss or gain can also lead to irregular menses. I do not think you should worry too much about having a period after six days of finishing a normal period. In fact, your ovaries could be suppressed by birth...  Read Full »

My irregular period problem is recurring after five years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 30 years old and married, I had regular periods, every 26 to 30 days, till five years back. After that, it became irregular and continued up to two months, from spotting to excessive bleeding. I consulted the doctor, and she prescribed me Sysron-N, which controlled the bleeding. Af...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your menses had been regular before five years, and then they became irregular presenting with intermenstrual bleed starting with spotting and then increasing to increased flow, which was controlled by Sysron-N tablet which is progesterone, (Norethisterone). The p...  Read Full »

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