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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I have an abnormal mensuration problem. My periods last for six days, and after two days, bleeding starts again. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have an abnormal mensuration problem. My periods last for six days, and after two days, bleeding starts again. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After going through your ultrasound and thyroid report (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). 1) Your thyroid hormones are under control, and hence you need to continue the same medication. 2) USG (ultrasound) reports s...  Read Full »

Is my thyroid hormone level the reason for my irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having irregular periods. I did not have my periods in the last five months. After consulting the doctor, I took my blood test and in the report, my hemoglobin percentage is normal but in my thyroid hormones test there is a point mentioned that there is a physiological rise in T3...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the report. Your levels of T3 (triiodothyronine), T4 (thyroxine) hormone and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) are in the normal range. There is no increase in the levels. The reference given in the bottom is a general...  Read Full »

How does tablet Dronis 30 mg help in irregular periods.?

Query: Hi doctor, I have irregular periods. I started taking tablet Dronis 30 mg 25 days back and continued the medication for 21 days. I took the medicine every night after food. I noticed spotting on the next day of my medication, and it lasted for two days. And also, I got intimate five days after taki...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Spotting immediately after taking any hormonal pills is due to hormonal changes, and it is considered a minor side effect. The spotting will go away in the following cycles. If you have been taking the pills regularly (same time every day)...  Read Full »

Will yellowish itchy discharge from the vagina cause miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have yellowish or sometimes white smelly discharge. My menstruation is not normal as well. It is dark and with many tiny blood clots. When I am stressed, I noticed that a more smelly discharge is coming out. It started last year, but it is tolerable. I had a miscarriage as well. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have an infection. Thick curdy white discharge with itching and smell can point towards a yeast infection, whereas watery yellowish discharge point towards bacterial infection. Both have to be treated with anti-fungal and ...  Read Full »

Does taking multiple Unwanted-72 pills in short intervals cause menstrual problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I had unprotected sex twice last month. After that, I took the Unwanted-72 pill both days with a gap of two days. Now I have problems with my period. The bleeding is lighter and lasts only for one or two days. I have this problem for two months. What can I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry. As the Unwanted-72 pill (Levonorgestrel) has hormones, these mess with the hormonal balance in your body. This causes side effects like bleeding, spotting, irregular period, and also may cause delayed periods, nausea, and vomitin...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Query: Hi doctor,The flow of my period is less for the last three months. Also, the color keeps on changing. Last month it was light red now it is dark red. Blood is also thick, and there are some lumps formation in the blood. Can you please tell me the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A lot of causes may cause reduced period flow. Kindly let me know the following details: 1) Have you started exercising in the recent past? 2) Have you gained or lost weight in the recent past? 3) Have you started any new diet? 4) Are ...  Read Full »

Can pregnancy result from intercourse without penetration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. Recently, my boyfriend ejaculated near my vagina without penetration on the seventh day of my period. Thereafter, I experienced spotting for few days until the 17th day of my menstrual cycle, after which I experienced a full bleeding period. Can you please te...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before I could help you with your query, can you please answer the following questions: How long was your period? Was the amount of bleeding similar to your other bleeding cycles? Did the period occur at the usual time as your previous cycles? Kindly get back...  Read Full »

Can Krimson 35 prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on 8 th day of my period. Is there any chance of getting conceived? I am taking Krimson (Levonorgestrel) 35 tablets from the 4th of our intercourse.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know that your periods are regular and why was Krimson (Levonorgestrel) 35 prescribed to you. In a regular cycle (28 days), the fertile window falls from 11- 18 days, and the chances of pregnancy are highest during this time. So kindly get back to me ...  Read Full »

What causes irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I did not get my periods since 60 days. I got my home pregnancy test negative but I am having back pain when I am about to sleep. Cramps in my stomach. Experiencing body cramps including fingers here and then especially left side of my body left leg left hand, etc. Before too, I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. Stress is a major cause for irregular periods. Anxiety and stress also bring down the possibility of pregnancy. Just to be sure repeat the urine test in the morning. Since your pregnancy test was negative all the symptoms are because of the absence of ...  Read Full »

Can taking contraceptive pills cause irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Since last month I have had sex 4 times, I took the morning after pill each time I had sex and majority of the time a condom was used. I do not think pregnancy is an option here as I have taken precaution. I think the contraceptive that I have taken 4x has ruined my periods pattern. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. The frequent intake of emergency contraception causes the hormonal levels to increase suddenly which leads to spotting and irregular bleeding in between periods. 2. Due to this increase the body stops producing the hormones temprorary till the level comes back ...  Read Full »

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