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 am trying to conceive, but my periods are irregular despite taking hormonal therapy. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been trying to conceive for the last year but have not gotten it. My periods are irregular. I have taken hormonal therapy but with no success. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would need more information regarding your hormonal levels, scan, blood tests, and whole medical history. I suggest 1. Have complete treatment for any health issue you have. 2. Have a balanced diet, weight, and BMI (body mass index). 3....  Read Full »

Why am I getting prolonged foul order vaginal bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old and mostly likely anemic. Before two months, my period lasted longer than normal and the bleeding stopped after 8 to 10 days. My last period started on the correct date and I am still bleeding. I thought it was finished after my normal five day streak, but I leaked bloo...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can bleed more sometimes due to irregular menses because of hormonal (chemical) levels of your body and its effect. But, you can bleed also due to cervical erosions and infection there. I personally never recommend tampons. Because, your menstrual blood contains so...  Read Full »

I am 25 years old and have had delayed periods for the past few months. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female, and I had regular periods with menstrual bleeding for three to four days. However, my menstrual cycle has not been regular for the past few months. I got married two months back, and the next month, I had a delayed period and consulted a gynecologist. As per ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mujawar Nawajsharif Gaibiso

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The menstrual rhythm depends on your pituitary gland situated inside the brain. The pitutary gland secrets hormones which regulate the time and duration of menstruation. Because of stress, inadequate sleep, and heavy ex...  Read Full »

I have missed my periods for two months. What treatment can be had?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been missing my periods for two months now. I am unable to understand the reason. I felt the pain on the expected date, but there was no period. I am sure there is no chance of pregnancy. Although I did not do anything unusual, I started to exercise for almost an hour on a daily ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get on serum beta hCG done to rule out pregnancy and get a gynecological ultrasound to look for endometrial thickness. Check your thyroid profile, fasting blood sugar, fasting insulin, prolactin, complete hemogram, LFTs (liver function tests), FSH (fo...  Read Full »

I have had irregular periods with foul-smelling bleeding for the past six months. Could it be PID?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old married woman with two children. I used to have regular periods with a normal duration between each cycle. But, I have had irregular periods with fewer days between the cycles for the last six months. And I noticed this during my previous period, which occurred last mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It would be better if you could send me your detailed gynecological, medical, and drug history. Which medications are you taking for lung problems? If it is steroids, it can disturb your menstrual cycles. But you hav...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for delayed periods in my girlfriend?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend has an irregular menstrual cycle. Before two months, we cuddled a week after her menstrual flow. I did not penetrate her since she is still a virgin, and I am sure I did not ejaculate in her. But she missed her period last month until now. What could be the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern. I can surely tell you that she is not pregnant (if your facts are correct). There can be innumerable causes of missed periods and abnormal periods. The best way to evaluate is to get thyroid profile and serum prolactin levels (empty stomach)...  Read Full »

I did not have my period after I started taking the birth control pills 11 days ago. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I stopped taking my birth control pills for a week. I had my period at the same time. After that, I stopped taking the pill for a week and started taking it 11 days ago, but I did not have my period. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Birth control pills come in packs of 21 and 28 tablets. I suggest you take one tablet daily for three weeks, give a gap of one week, and immediately start the next pack after a week. You need to follow the same rule with 21 white tablets. Once you finish the 21 white t...  Read Full »

I am a 23-year-old female with irregular periods and spotting. How to treat it naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, not married, and have never had sexual intercourse. I have been spotting or bleeding for seven to ten days with clots, ten days after my regular period for two months, but I always had my period within 26 to 27 days. I got myself tested with ultrasound and hormo...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Firstly I would suggest you do the following tests: Pap smear (papanicolaou test) of vaginal discharge for microbiology. Urine routine and culture test. PT INR (prothrombin time test) and coagulation profile. Kindly do the tests ...  Read Full »

My fiancee was bleeding after I-pill. Is it periods or due to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,My fiancee and I had sex on the 16th. After two hours, she took an I-pill for the first time. She is not on any birth control pills, and she said she got her period on the 25th. I am scared, whether it is periods or anything regarding pregnancy because she has a problem with irregular p...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabha Ranjan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As her period was irregular and the last one was two months ago, it is a bit difficult to predict the chances of pregnancy quite surely. However, I-pill is a very effective medicine for preventing pregnancy. So, considering her irregular period and bleeding, do a pr...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex a week ago but did not have my period this month. Why did it get delayed?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex 25 days ago. I was fertile at that time, but my boyfriend did not ejaculate. My last period was a month ago, and I had ovulation two days after intercourse. I also had unprotected sex a week ago, but my partner did not ejaculate. The problem is that I did not have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Although your partner pulled out before ejaculation, there are chances of pregnancy because sometimes a small drop will make the result positive. I suggest you wait for some time as you had sex during the fertile period. If you do not have a period, I suggest you under...  Read Full »

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