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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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

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 »

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

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 »

What are the chances of pregnancy after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have had irregular periods since the beginning. I was sexually active, and I had protected intercourse before six months and had my period on second of very next month after having sex. I had sonography done, and the reports said only slightly enlarged ovar...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of pregnancy are close to zero. Primolut N for period induction is good, but it is unlikely to work for you if I-pill did not give you a withdrawal bleeding. You may be suffering from PCOD. Please get your blood tested for LH, FSH, TSH, free testosterone,...  Read Full »

What can be done for irregular period due to PCOD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. From quite a long time my periods have been irregular. The pattern is oligo and hypomenorrhea. I got tested and found subclinical hypothyroidism taking 25 micrograms Thyroxin. Also, PCOD profile was done which was normal except LH was at the higher range. USG showed PC...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) may not always present with classic symptoms. Your condition is suggestive of PCOD. Just exercises daily. Do not gain weight. Cut down on carbohydrates. Also, daily Vitamin D 400 IU can be of some help. Otherwise, you have to take birth...  Read Full »

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