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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What is the possible link between Koch's disease and irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from irregular and painful periods from more than a year. We went to the doctor, and he told us to perform several tests like serum vitamin, serum prolactin, thyroid function, hemogram, calcium level, and Mantoux test. The reports, which I have attached, showed th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a case of irregular, painful periods, which is not uncommon among the woman who has not become a mother yet. I have gone through the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but I could not find anything suggestive of tuberculosis (Koch's diseas...  Read Full »

Can I trust a mobile application to track my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor,My query is regarding my menstruation cycle length. I have a mobile application to track my menstruation, and it says that my previous cycle length is abnormal since it lasted for 38 days. My cycle length variation is 30 to 51 days. I am concerned about my uterus and also about getting ...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Many girls have irregular cycles, which cannot be considered abnormal. Even with irregular cycles, they get normal pregnancy. But some do have some hormonal problems which delay pregnancy. Do not worry; it can be treated and corrected. I suggest you do CBC (com...  Read Full »

After taking I-pill, my fiance did not have her periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My fiance took an I-pill three months back after we had unprotected sex. But, she did not get her periods from the last three months. Is this normal? Is it a side effect of taking I-pill? Is she pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. An irregular menstrual cycle is one of the commonest side effects of an indiscriminate use of I-pill. I-pill contains same hormones which regulate the monthly cycles, but if taken often, they cause hormonal disturbances. ...  Read Full »

Is there a way to to prepone my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods are irregular. I have a holiday planned, so I wanted to prepone my periods. My last periods was exactly a month and a half back. So, I started taking Deviry tablet, twice a day for five days before my period was due. It has been six days now, but I still did not get my periods...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When are you going for your vacation? Usually, after stopping the tablets, you should get your period within 15 days. Revert with more information to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

What do irregular periods with hair loss indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having irregular Periods. For every two months, I will get my periods. Last time, the flow was heavy, so I consulted the doctor and took pills. Till last month I was taking medication, and I stopped it as per the doctor's advice. Now, I am facing huge hair loss. Please suggest some ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Kindly share the details of the medicine and dosage. Hair loss can be due to several reasons, including medications like what you are experiencing. Also, since you have irregular periods, it may be due to PCOS ...  Read Full »

Is my irregular period the reason for my pregnancy issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34-years-old female, and I am trying to get pregnant. I was pregnant previously, but it was terminated at six weeks. I am trying to get pregnant for the past four months but have failed every time. I did not get periods for the last month and had periods on the first week of this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I will surely help you. I request you to kindly share more details of your termination so that I can help you better. There is nothing wrong with your fertility as you have conceived once already. It is about healt...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take tablet I-pill for contraception while taking tablet Ovral-L already?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking tablet Ovral-L for the last five months. My previous course of medication started in the middle of the last month and continued to the first week of this month. I got my periods ten days ago. I started the next course on the second day of my period. I have had protected i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly as you were on tablet Ovral-L (Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel) from the second day of your period, there is no need for an I-pill (Levonorgestrel). I-pill would cause a change in progesterone levels and initiate a withdrawal in the next few days. Yo...  Read Full »

Is there a chance of being pregnant after getting withdrawal bleeding by Norethisterone tablet?

Query: Hi doctor, I had missed my periods for two months. Five months back, I had unprotected intercourse and got my period after two days. Later missed two consecutive periods in the following two months. I did a urine test in the morning twice in both the month it was negative. In the third month doctor...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no chance of you becoming pregnant this time because the day you had SRC (sexual relationship) is not your ovulation time. Moreover, I think you have to check your hormones, especially the thyroid, as it may make your periods irregular. Also, there is one condi...  Read Full »

How does tablet Dronis 30 mg help in irregular periods.?

Query: Hi doctor, I have irregular periods. I started taking tablet Dronis 30 mg 25 days back and continued the medication for 21 days. I took the medicine every night after food. I noticed spotting on the next day of my medication, and it lasted for two days. And also, I got intimate five days after taki...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Spotting immediately after taking any hormonal pills is due to hormonal changes, and it is considered a minor side effect. The spotting will go away in the following cycles. If you have been taking the pills regularly (same time every day)...  Read Full »

Will yellowish itchy discharge from the vagina cause miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have yellowish or sometimes white smelly discharge. My menstruation is not normal as well. It is dark and with many tiny blood clots. When I am stressed, I noticed that a more smelly discharge is coming out. It started last year, but it is tolerable. I had a miscarriage as well. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have an infection. Thick curdy white discharge with itching and smell can point towards a yeast infection, whereas watery yellowish discharge point towards bacterial infection. Both have to be treated with anti-fungal and ...  Read Full »

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