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 are the measures to be followed by a woman having irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is having irregular periods for a year. She has consulted the doctor but I need a second opinion.   Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention her age and marital status. Please mention the duration of having irregular periods and mention the last date of having periods. Please mention her height and weight. Please mention whether she has any other medical conditions such as diabetes and thyroid...  Read Full »

Is it good to take Crina-NCR along with Yasmin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 42 years old. I am a hypertensive patient with beta-thalassemia and fits. I am taking Yasmin for a long period of time. I have never missed my pill. I got my periods after four days of taking a pill and I started a new pack instead of waiting for seven days. I got spotting till ten ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you were taking Yasmin (Estrogen with Progestin), then there are no chances for you to have ovulation. You have not stopped taking pills even when you started taking other medications. So there is no way to have ovulation. Your sexual exposure was on the seventh day ...  Read Full »

My breasts are sore with irregular periods after taking a new contraceptive pill. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I started a new birth control pill and I bled nearly about 20 days or more. This month I was really late. But, my boobs were extremely sore. I am extremely sexually active with my boyfriend. Then, I bled heavily for a few days with clots and the pain was so extreme. I had naus...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels are below 100 and are not rising, then there is no chance of pregnancy. However, these symptoms could be because of stress, strain, anxiety, work pressure, change of place, change in climate or hormonal changes due to...  Read Full »

I suffer from PCOD with irregular cycles even after having a child. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from PCOD from my puberty for about 16 years. I am blessed with a 2 year old kid after an IUI. Still, I have irregular cycle and the flow is heavy.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your hemoglobin level is normal and you do not want pregnancy now, then no need to do anything for your PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), because it is not harming your body. You can take some medicines for reducing your flow during menses. And if you want regular cy...  Read Full »

Will Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue with irregular periods. I am 18 years old and have had my period for five years. I am 170 cm tall and weigh 62.5 kg. I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and I am not sure if that affects my period though I take my medication regularly (25 mg Euthyrox). I have not exp...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are a teenager. Still, the reproductive system is under developing stage, so that periods can be irregular in teenagers. But thyroid issues can also be the cause of irregular periods. In patients having thyroid pathology, its fluctuating levels can affect period...  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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can I get my periods correctly from the next cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a medical abortion about two months back. Last month, I did not get my natural periods. So, this month I took the tablet Primolut N and got my period. I took FSH and LH test and it was in 1:1 ratio. On the 12th day of my LMP, I took a follicular scan. There was no follicle seen ...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Polycystic ovary syndrome may lead to a lack of ovulation or delayed ovulation. So, lack of ovulation on the 12th day of the last menstrual period does not mean that ovulation will not happen this month, it may be just delayed. I suggest that you follow up the ovulation...  Read Full »

Can PCOS cause irregular and prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. I had bleeding for five weeks and two days and so I did a pelvic exam. I do not know the reason for the bleeding and everything was in the average size. I did not get periods of nine months. I usually have periods only for two to three times per year. Can I have PCOS? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You cannot see polycystic changes on ultrasound as only fifty percent of people show changes due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If you have any of these changes such as excess acne, unwanted facial or body hair, or severe hair fall along with irregular periods i...  Read Full »

Could ECP result in a delayed period?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I had unprotected intercourse with my partner and soon after which I took an ECP. Then, 10 to 12 days later I got my period. However, this month they are late by 13 days. But, I am getting lower abdomen cramps. Why is this happening? Could you suggest any medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When you take ECP (emergency contraceptive pill), you are taking hormonal pills, which can interfere with your body's hormonal cycle that is responsible for your normal menstrual cycle. Due to this disturbed cycle, you can have irregular cycle for once or twice and it ...  Read Full »

Can I have a possibility to get pregnant with irregular menstrual cycles?

Query: Hi doctor, I tested for pregnancy after a week of missing periods, and two weeks after having unprotected sex. All the results came negative. But still, I did not get periods. Please guide me and suggest medicine for withdrawal bleeding. I have irregular menstrual cycles and I have a high amount of...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I assume that you have used a kit for testing pregnancy. Please mention about the last menstrual period, when was the unprotected sex done, when was the period to be expected and when you started to have irregular periods.   Read Full »

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