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 did not have periods for four months. Do I have menopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had irregular periods for the past year. My last period was four months back and lasted for around 20 days. Recently, I had a scan and blood tests done which indicated early menopause. My Prolactin is 7.8 ng/mL, and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is at 4.8 mIU/L. I take table...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello,Welcome to, menopause is considered to have occurred when you have had an absence of your menses for the last six months. As six months have not passed yet, it is difficult for me to say that you are having menopause. But definitely, you are in the perimenopause (around men...  Read Full »

Can I-pill cause irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner without penetration but I rubbed my penis on her vagina. She had her last periods before 10 days and usually have irregular periods. She had withdrawal bleeding after a week and today it is 38 days after the last period. Two days back she had abdomin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She is unlikely to be pregnant, however, get one urine pregnancy test done to be on the safer side. Also, I guess you did not ejaculate inside her. You mentioned about the withdrawal bleeding, so I guess she would have taken I-pill which is highly effective in preven...  Read Full »

Is my spotting indicative of early periods or sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went through a bad breakup which resulted in me being in shock. I also had early periods (fifteen days early). I am confused as it can be spotting, or I might have conceived two weeks ago. I am worried I might be pregnant. Can you please help me with my condition?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comI have read your concern in detail, and I understand your condition. It is pretty simple: pregnancy is impossible if you have had your periods and did not indulge in sex after that. So yes, there might be a possibility that you had mild bleeding or spotting (not proper bl...  Read Full »

I had a lot of blood clots during my last period. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I had my last period for nearly a month. I also had lot of blood clots. I do not know if this is normal or not. But prior to this I did not have periods for nearly six months. Please help me with this, doctor.Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance. But as you missed your period, it could be an anovulatory cycle. Get your pelvic ultrasound to see the endometrial thickness. Then, dilation and curettage wi...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex after missing periods. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello,I usually get my periods on the sixth of every month. I did not get my periods on the sixth this month, but we had sex on the seventh. Also, I took some birth control pills three months back but then I got periods that month. After that, I did not get periods in the next month, and then again,...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If you had unprotected sex and wish to discontinue the pregnancy, you can take I-pill for the same. You can take one tablet of I-pill 1.5 mg as early as possible (maximum within 72 hours). Only one tablet is required i...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and I took I-pill. I still have not had my periods. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken Deviry 10 mg, and on the second day, I took I-pill and then Deviry 10 mg, and I still did not have my periods. Also, I have PCOD. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities in your case could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an I-pill and Deviry. As you took I-pill on time there is almost no chance of...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods and my T3 uptake was high recently in a blood test. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I usually have irregular menstruation, and my T3 uptake was high this month which was seen on blood work; however, no medications have been given yet. I am menstruating for almost two weeks now, which is not normal, and when I pee, I have something come down that looks like tissue with a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your healthcare. I have gone through your history, and I understand your concern. I suggest It could be due to hormonal imbalance and urinary tract infection. I suggest you get urine examinations to rule out the possibility of urine infection ...  Read Full »

How can irregular periods be managed in a PCOS patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with PCOS for more than 3 years. Recently I have been doing yoga and doing intermittent fasting for the past 2 months. Now I got my period twice in April and for may month it is spotting for the last 2 days. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Treatment of women with PCOS should begin with lifestyle measures. For those who are obese, a combination of weight loss and exercise may stimulate ovulation. Intermittent fasting is wonderful lifestyle. What is your mode of intermittent fasting. Are you doing 16/8 or f...  Read Full »

I had periods within ten days after taking contraceptive pills. Is that my regular period?

Query: Hi doctor, My menstrual cycle occurs on the 5th of every month. I had unprotected intercourse before one month, so I took ipill within five hours. I got bleeding after ten days; for about two to three days, the bleeding was less when compared to my regular period. Then I did not get a period on the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern and will surely help you. You have made an intelligent choice to take the emergency contraceptive pill within five hours since you wanted to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Further, the bleeding you experienced was most likely the withdrawal b...  Read Full »

Why is my period delayed after stopping the birth control pill for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female, who weighs around 120 lbs, and I am 5.4 feet tall. I stopped using birth control around a month ago after being on it for about a year. This would have been the time I would get my period if I were still on it, but I am a week late. I have been having symptoms ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you have stopped your contraceptive pill, there could be hormonal changes due to which you are not getting your periods. Also, get your complete blood count and thyroid profile done. Avoid having sex till then. There is nothing to worry about, but better to get ch...  Read Full »

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