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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Does I-pill make periods irregular?

Query: Hi doctor, I took I-pill after two days of having sex. I read that symptoms can persist for atleast seven days after taking pills. During this time, I had severe itching and it is better now. I had a lot of water discharge without any foul smell. Why? Now, I still have pain in my breasts. My boyfri...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have periods once in two months, then the best thing is to wait for your periods to come within a week and if you do not get your periods, then do a pregnancy test at home to rule out pregnancy. As you had your intercourse last week, it takes around two weeks to ...  Read Full »

Can pregnancy result from intercourse without penetration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. Recently, my boyfriend ejaculated near my vagina without penetration on the seventh day of my period. Thereafter, I experienced spotting for few days until the 17th day of my menstrual cycle, after which I experienced a full bleeding period. Can you please te...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before I could help you with your query, can you please answer the following questions: How long was your period? Was the amount of bleeding similar to your other bleeding cycles? Did the period occur at the usual time as your previous cycles? Kindly get back...  Read Full »

How to treat the lump present in my outer labia?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I noticed a lump in my outer labia or labia majora. After a month, it grows like a small ball, and I felt hard to walk. Before a while, it accidentally bursts out, and some dripped from it. Since then, I do not have a regular period. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have two problems, and they are the lump in labia and irregular periods. Your expected weight for height of 121.92 cm is 22 kg to 26 kg. So, the common cause for both the problem is obesity. Your lump is most probably a sebaceous cyst. It is a gland in the layers...  Read Full »

I have not got my periods after stopping regular birth control pills. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on birth control for about six years. I stopped it before four months. I have not had my period since then, and I was wondering if this is a cause for concern or a regular thing. Also, before taking pills, my periods were irregular.  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel the culprit here is your weight. At this young age of 28 years, you BMI (body mass index) is in obesity range. Increase in body fat especially in the mid-segment of the body, around waist, thighs and breasts is not a healthy sign. This fat gets converted t...  Read Full »

Why did I not get periods even after 40 days?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 24 years old. My periods were regular before marriage. I am married for one and a half years now. My periods were regular for the past three months, but this month it has been 40 days, and I have not got my periods yet. I tried a home pregnancy test, and it was negative. Is there a ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Sini P

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the urine pregnancy test is negative, then there is no chance of pregnancy at present. This can be considered a delayed period due to stress, I-pill (Levonorgestrel), etc. You can wait for one more week for a regular period, or you can take tablet Duphaston (Dydroges...  Read Full »

What causes irregular periods and menorrhagia?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to ask about my condition. I am 21 years old. When was studying college before two years, I did not have periods once. When I was studying in school, my period was irregular. I will have my period once in two months. Then during my studies in college, my period came once in tw...  Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having irregular periods. You have heavy bleeding after 5 to 6 months. This happens due to hormonal imbalance. The absence of periods for 5 to 6 months causes unopposed uterine wall growth. It keeps on getting thick and you will have heavy periods when it br...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods for six months. Will it affect my fertility?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having irregular periods since six months. My age is 25. My period lasts for only one or two days with brown blood discharge. My weight is 100 kg and height is 5'6".  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All these problems of periods are due to overweight. Your expected weight is around 55 kg to 60 kg. It is easy to say just to reduce. But, it is quite impossible to reduce so much. Please put some effort to do it for at least 2 to 5 kg per month. It is a start. Re...  Read Full »

Can Krimson 35 prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on 8 th day of my period. Is there any chance of getting conceived? I am taking Krimson (Levonorgestrel) 35 tablets from the 4th of our intercourse.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know that your periods are regular and why was Krimson (Levonorgestrel) 35 prescribed to you. In a regular cycle (28 days), the fertile window falls from 11- 18 days, and the chances of pregnancy are highest during this time. So kindly get back to me ...  Read Full »

Can polycystic ovaries affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a transvaginal ultrasound lately to see if something is wrong with me due to my delayed or irregular menstruation period. The ultrasound yielded the following diagnosis: Intact endometrium. Polycystic ovaries. Myoma nodule. What do these findings mean? Will these have any eff...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, your ultrasound is suggestive of 1. Myoma nodule but is very small in size. No treatment is required until it increases in size to up to 3 cm or more. For this, just a follow-up scan is required. Moreover, these myomas are usually associated with heavy menstru...  Read Full »

I have attached my reports. Kindly suggest if I can become pregnant.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. My height is 5'3", and weight is 57 kg. I got married for four years. I have an irregular period of 30 to 41 days cycle. I am trying desperately for baby from the last nine months, but there is no success. I did a¬†follicular study last month, and they gave hCG 5000 IU ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering your high AMH levels (antimullerian¬†hormone) and oligomenorrhea or irregular cycles, no hypothyroidism and hyperprolactinemia, you are likely to be a case of PCOD or PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome. Ideally, you should be getting your serum testosterone...  Read Full »

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