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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My periods are irregular and not conceiving. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a history of irregular periods and now I am failing to get pregnant. To highlight about my past, I started having my periods from the age of 14 and had irregular periods always. Sometimes, I had heavy flow for 7 to 8 days and sometimes it was scanty for only 2 days. I was put ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are a clear cut case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If you are not intending to get pregnant soon, then you should be started on monthly pills of Krimson 35 or Ginette 35 with Cyproterone acetate from day 3 of your cycle for at least three to six month...  Read Full »

What should I do for my PCOD with irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am recently diagnosed with PCOS. I have done two USG, first 3 months ago and second today. In the second USG, the ovaries are enlarged. What to do? I do not know, I have heard there is no cure for it. I am on pathyapathya for the last three months and also on Kuberaksha vati 2 pill...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your problem. It is a hormonal disturbance aggravated by environmental factors. PCOD (polycystic ovary syndrome) can be controlled and life long it will not cause any problems. There are some ways to control it. Do daily exercise, avoid junk food, a ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for my irregular periods.

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing a problem of irregular periods. My periods were late for 15 days in the month of August 2019 and 7 days late in the month of September 2019. Between this period I went for check up and the doctor asked for ultrasound and thyroid test but my reports sounded very well and fi...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This looks like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Also, the most common cause of these symptoms at your age is PCOS. Birth control pills are hormones and form the best treatment for it. Before starting the treatment you need to undergo a few tests. It is not an emergenc...  Read Full »

What causes delayed periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend. I ejaculated on her innerwear. She immediately removed it and washed her vagina with water. Later, after a minute or two, she put on the same. This happened on the third day of her menstrual cycle and now she is over two weeks late on her periods....  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chance of getting pregnant is less as it was the third day of her menstrual cycle and it was not a penetrative sex. But, as she delayed her periods for more than two weeks, pregnancy can be ruled out. Just go for a urine pregnancy test (by kit). If she is pr...  Read Full »

What is the chance of getting pregnant naturally with irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old unmarried female, with no sexual activity. I have been experiencing problem in periods that I have got the period twice a month in the last month, without any pain, and scanty period. My FSH is 8.29 miu/ml, LH is 7.69 miu/ml, prolactin 7.6 ng/ml, testosterone, total 18...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Laad

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your hormone levels are normal. I would like to know more about your menstrual cycle. Is it this month or every month you are getting frequent periods? I would like to get you a ultrasou...  Read Full »

Will Duphaston help in regulating irregular periods while trying for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. My BMI rate is 29 and I am trying to conceive for the past one and a half years. I have irregular periods and my doctor prescribed me Duphaston tablets for getting periods last year. Should I take this medicine again? It has been 90 days since my last period. I tested...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may be suffering from PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). If you want to conceive then the entire approach to treatment changes because we then focus on making you ovulate. Let me know your LMP (last menstrual period) and health history and also, any investigations don...  Read Full »

Are irregular periods side effects of iron tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having irregular periods. My cycle is usually on the 10th of every month, but I had heavy spotting on the 19th of last month. Then, I had my normal periods on the 10th of this month. But, I had my periods today, which is 10 days earlier than the normal cycle. During mid of last month...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Any kind of stress or illness can cause irregular periods. If you are having irregular periods for the first time, then no need to worry. Just wait for the next cycle. If it still persists, then you nee...  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

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

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 »

What does irregular period with tender breast, fatigue and mild cramps indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my last period on 15th April which lasted only for 15 hours (the due date was 19th but it came four days early). My partner and I had unprotected sex on 4th but he did not ejaculate inside. Since yesterday I feel tenderness in my breasts, a little fatigue and mild cramps in between...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from tenderness in your breast and little bit fatigue. Your last menstrual period was on 15th April which lasted for 15 hours and you had unprotected sexual intercourse on 4th. Usual...  Read Full »

When to plan the next pregnancy after a biochemical pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a biochemical pregnancy before two months. Initially, my hCG test showed 11 and after a couple of days it was 9. Then, I had an endometrial lining scan and it showed a simple right ovarian cyst measuring 33 x 27 mm. So, doctor prescribed Meprate and I got my periods on the 27th of l...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have got your menses on the 27th of last month, now the endometrial lining has been shed and the concern about biochemical pregnancy persisting is completely out. But, the size of the simple follicular cyst over right ovary would need to be re-ascertained with a...  Read Full »

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