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 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Does sex induce periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has periods issue. She was on birth control pills for about 3 years to get periods. We got married six months ago. She stopped them now as we pretty soon started thinking of having a baby. My doubts are will sex trigger periods? Is there any connection between these? Is there any ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, we should consider the reason behind the fact that she needs pills to get periods. Was she diagnosed with any hormonal problem? If not then she has to do blood/serum tests. Hb % (hemoglobin), TC (total blood count), DC (differential count), fasting blood sugar, ...  Read Full »

I am having reddish brown discharge with irregular periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about my health, I have not had a regular period in almost three months. I have been having brown, reddish discharge but I am most certain that I am not pregnant because I have not had intercourse since two years ago, my stomach has been hurting and I have gained weight...  Read Full »


Dr. Gothyang Makuya

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the time, irregular periods are part of the normal changes that can happen when you are a teen. Sometimes, irregular periods can be caused by some medicines, exercising too much, having a very low or high body weight, or not eating enough calories. Hormone imbal...  Read Full »

Can Mirena IUD cause irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a Mirena IUD in for three years. I had regular monthly periods, which will last for two to four days and usually very light. Four months back, it lasted for 12 days and was heavier than normal. It was almost orange in color. I missed a period the following month then had a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirena IUD (Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device) secretes progesterone which could cause a diverse manifestations including unscheduled bleeding or no bleeding or bloating. As this IUD has crossed three years, you may face these types of on and off phenomenon....  Read Full »

Why am I having irregular period with heavy bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, girl, who went without her period for over six months. Thankfully it came back, as previously stated. But the thing is that it has not gone away ever since. I am quite honestly just wondering what it might possibly be.  Read Full »


Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very common not to have a monthly period after starting to have a period for the first time. In order to produce period, your pituitary, ovaries, and uterus have to work harmoniously and it takes over 3 to 4 years for them to work together well. It is called anovu...  Read Full »

I have intermittent and heavy flowing periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My menstrual period has changed a lot for the past two months. I noticed that it has become intermittent and may last for two weeks with super heavy flows with blood clots. Last month, it started suddenly with heavy flow with big blood clot, and I thought it was my first day. However,...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Menstrual irregularities are very common at your age group and it could be due to endometrial hyperplasia (one of the reasons). I would advise you to get a pelvic scan done to see the endometrial thickness to see how it is. If it is normal, then you might need hormon...  Read Full »

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