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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I got my period after three months and I have been bleeding for the past 25 days. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I am having irregular periods. I got my period after 3 months and I am bleeding for the past 25 days. I went for a full check-up and they said I do not have any PCOD or PCOS issues but they said my blood count is very low. I am bleeding for the past 25 days and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you do CBC (complete blood count) and if platelets or WBC are low then get yourself admitted and start platelets, fresh frozen plasma (FFP), and other injection treatments. You can take the Tranexid M (Tra...  Read Full »

I have been bleeding profusely with heavy clots on the 16th day of my period, and my pad gets soaked in 30 minutes. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a long and irregular period for many years. I am on the 16th day of the period and have been bleeding profusely with heavy clots. The pad gets soaked within 30 minutes. I am also taking iron supplements. How to manage this? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you answer the questions and follow the instructions mentioned below: 1. Have you taken a serum beta-hCG test to confirm your pregnancy? If not, I suggest you take a serum beta-hCG test and a transvaginal scan to confirm your pregna...  Read Full »

My periods are irregular and delayed for three months and my urine pregnancy test is negative. Can I take Marvelon to induce periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have irregular periods, and it has been delayed for three months. I wanted to take Marvelon as previously taken before marriage. The doctor prescribed me to get my period. I took a pregnancy test twice first, and the result was negative. Should I consult first with my doctor before t...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Marvelon (Ethinyloestradiol and Desogestrel) is a combined oral Contraceptive pill that can regulate your cycles if not taken for a long time and can be used as a contraceptive. Urine pregnancy test in very early pregnancy is confusing, so to detect pregnancy hormone...  Read Full »

My 19-year-old girlfriend has nipple pain and irregular periods. Is it a sign of pregnancy or other health issues?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend is a 19-year-old and has nipple pain. She says it is very sensitive to the point it hurts nowadays. She has irregular menses that requires taking some birth control pill-like medication to force her menses to come every three months. Is it a sign of pregnancy or other ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Due to abnormal cycles or hormonal imbalances, breast tenderness can happen. Overdue and unscheduled irregular periods can cause breast tenderness, mood variations, etc. If she has gained weight and has abnormal hair growth along with irregular cycles, this could be ...  Read Full »

Could taking Femoston cause irregular periods in me?

Query: Hello doctor, I commenced taking Femoston last month because I was not getting a period for the last six months. Prior to this, I got them intermittently for 12 to 18 months. For several months, I would just get my period for several consecutive months. My cycle has always been 28 days. My periods n...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. What about hot flushes? Do you have them? And when is your scheduled appointment with GP? Do you have foul smelling discharge? Do you have weight loss or low-grade fever? Do you have a family history of cervical cancer? Please reply to my ...  Read Full »

I have been on Escitalopram for bipolar disorder for the last few months; since then, my period has been irregular and long. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female who has been taking Escitalopram for bipolar disorder for the last few months. Before taking this medication, I was taking Quetiapine, Lithium, and Aripiprazole tablets twice a day. Since I have been on this new medication, my menstruation cycle has become high...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you described in your history, many factors could cause your disturbed and heavy cycles with long menstrual bleeding days. At your age, the reproductive system is still in the developmental phase so cycles could be ovulatory, anovulatory, regular, irregular, and heav...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods after my delivery, and the doctor prescribed me the tablet Meprate to avoid pregnancy. Is it safe to take while breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby was delivered four and a half years ago; I got my period once after nine months of delivery and again this month. I did not get my period in between. We planned to prevent pregnancy, so the doctor prescribed me to take two tablets of Meprate per day for five days; now I am brea...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Meprate (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) is not harmful to the baby at this age. Meprate can cause digestion problems in babies below six months old if the mother is breastfeeding. My advice: Consult your s...  Read Full »

I have lower body pain, tender breasts, sore nipples, white discharge, and irregular periods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have irregular periods, and usually, my cycle is 35 days. I have skipped my period every 3 to 4 months for the last two years, and I always consult with my doctor. I did all the checkups and there were no issues like PCOS, cysts, or anything. My doctor says it is just because of hormona...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You have been suffering from hormonal imbalance. These symptoms of breast tenderness and sore nipples are due to your hormonal medicine intake. 1. At present, first check beta hCG to confirm your pregnancy status. ...  Read Full »

Trying to conceive. For what purpose is Dronis given?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married 15 months back. From then I am trying to conceive. I am having irregular periods only after marriage. For the past two months, my period occurred in a gap of 45 days. When I consulted my doctor, I got to know it as PCOS. I am using B-long tablet in the morning, afternoon ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you told you are having irregular periods and you have been taking treatment for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), it is good. For getting pregnant there are some treatment methods available, you have to take something for ovulation i...  Read Full »

My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and taking Asmita. Can pregnancy be continued?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had irregular periods. We consulted a gynecologist and she suggested starting Asmita tablet for 21 days and Oosure tablet for a month. We started medication from mid of last month. Now, ultrasound says that she is 8 weeks pregnant. My question is can she continue the pregna...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Both the drugs Asmita 21 (combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol) and Oosure tablets (Myo-Inositol) have been advised to her presuming that she was a case of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and had concerns regarding ovulation. But, as Asmita are es...  Read Full »

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