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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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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 Peruvemba Hariharan

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 »

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 a...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

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 (po...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Query: Hi doctor,The flow of my period is less for the last three months. Also, the color keeps on changing. Last month it was light red now it is dark red. Blood is also thick, and there are some lumps formation in the blood. Can you please tell me the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A lot of causes may cause reduced period flow. Kindly let me know the following details: 1) Have you started exercising in the recent past? 2) Have you gained or lost weight in the recent past? 3) Have you started any new diet? 4) Are y...  Read Full »

I have been having delayed periods after sexual intercourse. Is it a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I engaged in sexual intercourse recently, and I have irregular menstrual cycles. I would like to determine my pregnancy status. Kindly help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns, and it is important to address them. Regarding pregnancy, if you have had your period as usual, it indicates that the uterine lining has been shed, making it unlikely for a pregnancy to occur. Based on your cycle length of 32 days, ovulat...  Read Full »

I have had unprotected intercourse after which I took I-pill. But now my period is delayed and pregnancy test is negative. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I did not get periods. According to the flow app, my period is 10 days late and my current cycle is 42 days. I had unprotected intercourse and I took an i-pill that day. According to the last period date, my period should have started by now. I also got a pregnancy test but it was negat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Sometimes periods might get delayed by one or two weeks because of some stress or recent illness. There is also the possibility of pregnancy as not all contraceptives are 100% sure there is some 0.2 to 1% failure rate and a...  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: 1. Intact endometrium. 2. Polycystic ovaries. 3. Myoma nodule. What do these findings mean? Will these have any e...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti

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 1.1 inch or more. For this, just a follow-up scan is required. Moreover, these myomas are usually associated with heavy men...  Read Full »

My period has been delayed for the past few months, and I also suffered from typhoid recently. Are my periods delayed due to this reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had irregular periods for the past few months with scanty flow. Recently I suffered from a fever for more than a week, and my doctor diagnosed it as typhoid. Are my periods delayed due to this reason? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Yes, a recent illness like typhoid may cause delays in menstruation, but it will be only for one to three months. If you are getting irregular periods subsequently for more than three months, then there might be...  Read Full »

Will irregular periods delay pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have irregular period, and I get my period once in six months. I am trying to get pregnant for a year. After having sex last night, I started bleeding.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have had irregular cycles, with a frequency of once in six months. In that case, there is all likelihood that you are experiencing hormonal imbalances and needs to rule out hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, and definitely polycystic ovarian syndrome. This can be d...  Read Full »

I am a 30-year-old female. My menstrual bleeding is continuing for more than two weeks. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old female. I am having bleeding like in periods which is continuing for more than two weeks. I also have mild discomfort on the left side of my waist area. What could be the reason?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for writing and I understand your concern.Kindly answer some questions so I could help you properly.Do have any chances for pregnancy?Does this have happened before?Have you done any investigations for this?Have you taken any medicines for this?Are there any clots...  Read Full »

I am worried about my irregular periods which lasted only for a day and a half. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my irregular periods. Last, I got them on the 7th of last passing month and then I got them in between for a day and later for half a day this month. What can I do? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems you have signs and symptoms of polycystic ovaries. I recommend you consult your gynecologist doctor and then tablet of Norethisterone 10 mg from day 4 to day 26 of your menstrual cycle and then wait for the withdrawal bleeding. And a...  Read Full »

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