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 am I getting prolonged foul order vaginal bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old and mostly likely anemic. Before two months, my period lasted longer than normal and the bleeding stopped after 8 to 10 days. My last period started on the correct date and I am still bleeding. I thought it was finished after my normal five day streak, but I leaked blood...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can bleed more sometimes due to irregular menses because of hormonal (chemical) levels of your body and its effect. But, you can bleed also due to cervical erosions and infection there. I personally never recommend tampons. Because, your menstrual blood contains so...  Read Full »

Can periods be induced if they are late, and urine pregnancy test is negative?

Query: Hello doctor, I induced my period last month due to its delay after confirming no pregnancy. This month as well period is delayed by a week, but the urine pregnancy test says negative. Should I induce periods every month? I am trying to get pregnant after taking treatment for hypothyroidism. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If HSG (hysterosalpingography) is normal and you have irregular periods. Then have to try a different dose of medicines to induce ovulation and do an ovulation study. And if required, then injection for healing ovulation can be done. Intercourses after ovulation for fiv...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

What is the reason for my irregular period?

Query: Hello doctor, Actually, I get my periods once in 40 days for one month and within 28 days the other month. It is continuing for a long time. Previously, I had one miscarriage and vaginal infection. Currently, I am on Folinal. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Periods can be irregular. It can be normal. When periods are irregular than there could be two problems. One is difficulty in getting pregnant. And second is more bleeding and the variance cyst. Do FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), LH (lutenizing hormone), Prolact...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have irregular periods with pain in a 52-year-old female?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is facing pain at periodical time since 6 months and period facing two times in a month and it remains for 4 to 6 days. Although she never faced this situation before. My mother's age is 52 years now. What should she do now. Already visited two gynecologist and they advised ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it is obvious that your mother definitely have to go through the operation and remove the uterus. But one thing is that there is nothing I found like ovarian tumor or something like that in USG (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I h...  Read Full »

I am nearing menopause and periods have become irregular. How to manage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old. I have been experiencing irregular periods, which I realize as normal as I am entering menopause age. Last month, I did not get my period. But, this month it has been a heavy and lengthy one for more than 17 days now. I felt the normal fatigue and today, I have been fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you have bleeding and you have to change two to three pads per day, then you do not have to do anything for bleeding on urgent basis. At 48 years of age, if you are bleeding heavily, then better get an appointment and check your cervix and the other things. If requ...  Read Full »

Will taking Krimson 35 to regulate periods cause any side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old and my menstruation cycles had been irregular since the start. After 1.5 years of irregularity (missing periods for many months), I visited the gynecologist and after seeing all my tests results, my doctor told me because of my obesity I had irregularity in my periods. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With your history, it seems that you need to decrease your weight which is the single most important factor in your menses. There are others but first, we have to control this. Yes, of course with irregular menses it can be difficult to get pregnant. No need to start...  Read Full »

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