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 Femilon the right drug to treat vaginal discharge with abdominal and back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old female with a weight of 48 kg. I have had watery heavy white vaginal discharge for the past four months. I had abdominal pain and back pain, and now I do not have the abdominal pain. I consulted a doctor, and she is treating me for hormonal imbalance with Femilon. I als...  Read Full »


Dr. Sini P

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your query, I understood that you have vaginal discharge and abdominal pain. Tell me a few details about you, 1. Are you getting regular periods? 2. Do you have any fever during those days? 3. Have you taken any scan or blood test before starting Femilon (Desoge...  Read Full »

Despite negative pregnancy test, I did not get my periods. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old married woman. I did not get my periods for the past three months. I took a pregnancy test and it came as negative. I have hypothyroidism. I am overweight 95 kg and my height is 5'2". I also have PCOS. I am trying to conceive. Please suggest me some advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The solution to your problem is to control your weight and thyroid status. This will not only make your cycles regular, but will also help in correcting PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Your BMI (body mass index) is 35.3, which falls in the category of mo...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods. Will I be able to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I am unmarried. I have a fear of not getting pregnant and will not be able to satisfy my partner with sex and then I will spoil his life also. I have severe slip disc, sciatica and cervical problem. I had PCOS. My HB is constant between 8.5 to 9.5, have high uric acid ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be little depressed. You have to come out of it. For anemia, you may take iron tablets regularly. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. For back pain, physiotherapy and back strengthening exercise. For high uric acid, avoid non-vegetarian and animal food...  Read Full »

I have intermittent and heavy flowing periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My menstrual period has changed a lot for the past two months. I noticed that it has become intermittent and may last for two weeks with super heavy flows with blood clots. Last month, it started suddenly with heavy flow with big blood clot, and I thought it was my first day. However,...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Menstrual irregularities are very common at your age group and it could be due to endometrial hyperplasia (one of the reasons). I would advise you to get a pelvic scan done to see the endometrial thickness to see how it is. If it is normal, then you might need hormon...  Read Full »

Does I-pill make periods irregular?

Query: Good Evening, ~I took the pill on 7th of this monthi.e. 2 days after having sex (it was the first time though), i read somewhere that the symptoms persist for at least 7 days after taking the pill. During this time, i had severe itching which is now a lot better. it's almost gone. ~ I had a lot of...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hello. 1. As you have mentioned that you already have prolonged cycles of around two month then the best thing is to wait for your period for a week and if you don't get your periods by 20th then do a pregnancy test at home to rule out pregnancy . Since you had your last intercourse on 5 th it usua...  Read Full »

Can Provera cause miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS, and I missed my last two periods. Can I take Meprate or Deviry? In case I am pregnant, I want to keep the baby. Will these medicines cause abortion?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You can definitely take either of the medicines, they both are the same. They are both Medroxyprogesterone acetate, and it is the same hormone which is released from your ovaries in the second half of periods after ovulation. In PCOD (polycystic ovar...  Read Full »

Can I-pill cause delay in periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I and my fiancee had an intercourse a month back. Her periods had ended three days before that. Her menstrual cycles range from 26 to 30 days (usually 28). I did not use a condom and pulled out before the climax. She took an I-pill at the 46th hour after intercourse). She got bleeding (li...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadim

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since she took the I-pill within less than 72 hours, it is nice. She is safe. For the bleeding that came, it is because the I-pill can cause menses irregularities and may induce earlier menses. The bloating, nausea and mood swings may also be the side effects of the med...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Meprate continuously for irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from PCOD for the past nine years and my periods are irregular. I have to take medicine to get my cycle and I take Meprate for getting my period. Can I take Meprate tablet every month to regularize my cycle? Is it safe to take? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is fine to take Meperate, but I would like to know a few things. For how long have you been taking? How many days is your cycle? Have you been on other medications too? I would advise you to get these tests on day 2 of your periods: 1. Serum FSH (follicle-sti...  Read Full »

Can PCOS cause irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old unmarried woman. Last month my period was irregular. I got my periods on the 30th of last month and it was already 20 days later from the actual due. Initially, I had spotting for five days, then I bled for seven days and again, had spotting for three days. Now, I am bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. Irregular periods are not an alarming thing to worry about. Irregular periods are due to stress and strain anxiety work pressure change of place change in climate low blood count thyroid disorders or uterine or ovarian problems. Please...  Read Full »

Trying to conceive. For what purpose is Dronis given?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married 15 months back. From then I am trying to conceive. I am having irregular periods only after marriage. For the past two months, my period occurred in a gap of 45 days. When I consulted my doctor, I got to know it as PCOS. I am using B-long tablet in the morning, afternoon ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As you told you are having irregular periods and you have been taking treatment for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), it is good. For getting pregnant there are some treatment methods available, you have to take something for ovulation i...  Read Full »

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