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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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Why do I get irregular periods with lower abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I have not had my monthly period for two months now but I am pretty sure I am not pregnant. No intercourse was done for the past few months. Then I have been feeling some lower abdominal pain that just shoots up for a quick time but does not last long. I also experienced spotting, maybe...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you have irregular cycles, it is better to check for a reason and have treatment for that.1. Confirm that you have no pregnancy (otherwise check the blood pregnancy test beta hCG [human chorionic gonadotrophin] to confirm).2. Have you checked for abnormal hair growth and...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed despite testing negative for pregnancy.

Query: Hello doctor,I took an I-pill within two hours after the intercourse. My pregnancy test is negative, but two cycles have been missed. What precautions should I take? Is it necessary to undergo an ultrasound?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned Primolut-N (Norethisterone) as your current medication. How long have you been taking this? It is better to check a blood pregnancy test. I suggest you stop taking the tablet. Undergo full treatment for any problem you have. Have a healthy diet. Go...  Read Full »

I have an irregular period and have been taking birth control pills. Will this lead to a problem in conception?

Query: Hi doctor, Ever since I hit puberty, I have always had an irregular cycle. I tried birth control to regulate it and failed. Then, back in college, the doctor discovered that I had a hormonal imbalance of testosterone. So I began taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen, which succeeded in creating a cycle for me, bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have a history of irregular cycles and had tried birth control pills to regulate them but were unsuccessful. Discovered hormonal imbalance and increased testosterone, so Ortho Tri-Cyclen was prescribed, which was self-stopped six months b...  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 und...  Read Full »

I notice spotting but no bleeding around the time when my menstrual cycle starts. Could it be indicative of some underlying condition?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods usually start on the 10th day of the month. I noticed spotting, but there was no normal bleeding. I noticed spotting again the following day, but my bleeding has not started yet.  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Could you please tell me whether it is the first time you are having this problem? Have you taken any medicine during this cycle, like some contraceptive, and whether you are sexually active or not? Kindly revert with these answers so that I can help you. Thank you.   Read Full »

Is it normal to get brown fiber-like clots in my period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I noticed brown fiber-like blood clots in my period. I also had a PCOD problem. I used to get periods once every two or three months, but this time I got two periods within two weeks. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Brown discharge can be due to vaginal infection (bacterial or fungal) due to unprotected sex or improperly treated urinary tract infection. I suggest you Doxycycline 100 mg tablet twice a day after food for five days to prevent bacteri...  Read Full »

Why do I get my periods twice this month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-years-old female. I had my period twice this month, and I have been having uncomfortable feelings on my lower left abdomen. There is blood again, so this is the third time I have had blood, and it is not the time for my period yet. I have had a history of hormonal imbalance, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See you have irregular periods, and there can be one of the several reasons for the same like hormonal imbalance, stress, weight gain or loss, polycystic ovarian syndrome, etc. Coming to them one by one: 1. As yo...  Read Full »

Why are my daughter's period irregular even after taking Dronis 20?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 19 years old, and she has a history of the irregular period for the past three years and has been taking Dronis 20 as suggested by the doctor for 21 days and to stop for six days, like this for six months. During this time, her period is regular. Now it is again irregular....  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the details of the problem about your daughter and can totally understand your concern. The irregularities in the menstrual cycles could be due to the underlying hormonal disturbances or sometimes due to a lifestyle related problem called PCOS (polycysti...  Read Full »

Can I induce periods as I have negative pregnancy results?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my last period before three months. I have not gotten my periods ever since. I had protected intercourse twice before two months. However, I have no symptom and all the pregnancy tests are negative. Also, I have missed my period the same way, even before once and my cycle is general...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In your case, if pregnancy test has been negative,even till date, then you are surely not pregnant. The delay and irregularity need to be evaluated and investigated to rule out PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease), hypothyroidism or hyperprolactinemia, which are the mos...  Read Full »

I got my periods two weeks early. What does that mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods are usually 29 days apart. I had a period on the 5th this month. I was supposed to have the next period on the 2nd of next month. But, I started bleeding on 22nd itself. Could I be pregnant or has my cycle just changed?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In your regular 29 days cycle, your bleeding has started on the 17th day. This shows that you had an early menses this time. This condition is called polymenorrhea (menstruation occurring in intervals of 21 days or lesser than that). There could be various reasons for...  Read Full »

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