Menstrual Cycle

The changes that occur in the reproductive system of females, which makes pregnancy possible is called the menstrual cycle. This occurs from the rise and fall of hormones estrogen and progesterone, that results in thickening of the uterus lining and the growth of an egg.

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My menstrual cycle is irregular despite taking medications for three years? How can I make it regular?

Query: Hello doctor, I took the Depo-Provera injection for ten years, but I have not received it for the past five years. I have been taking the medications for the past three years but do not get my periods regularly. What should I do to have a regular menstrual cycle? I have a genetic blood clot disorder...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The causes of delayed periods are stress, anemia, or thyroid dysfunction. So I suggest you get a complete blood count and a thyroid profile done. You should also get an abdominal ultrasound to rule out PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), in which multiple cysts form i...  Read Full »

I suffer from PCOD and have hair on my nipple and lower abdomen. Can I change my cycle length to 28 days by following a good diet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hairs on my nipple and lower abdomen. I had taken Myo-inositol capsules and Metformin tablets for three days. I stopped taking these tablets after three days. I am suffering from polycystic ovarian disease. By following a good diet, can I change my cycle length to 28 days?  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest the cycle changes can be done in the following ways: Sleep for seven to eight hours daily. Eat more boiled vegetables and fruits. Avoid junk foods like cakes, pastries, biscuits, and pizza. Eat one boiled egg, green vegetables, pulses, and sprouts daily. ...  Read Full »

Why has my menstrual cycle length shortened from 28 to 25 days in the past year?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old female. My menstrual cycle length has shortened from 28 to 25 days. I have been getting periods every 25 days for the past year. Why has my menstrual cycle length shortened? I want to know the perfect reason. I have mild polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) in the right ...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Shortened menstrual cycles are due to stress, poor nutrition, low weight, obesity, and poor dietary habits. Please answer the following questions regarding polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD): Do you have hairs on your face, neck, and breast? Do you have the ultraso...  Read Full »

Is it normal for me to bleed heavily for seven days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding my period. It lasts up to seven days. My period is heavy the entire time. And, I spot on the last two days. What can I do to make my period shorter?  Read Full »

Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If your cycles are regular, then it should not be a problem. Secondly, periods cannot end abruptly. It resolves slowly. Your BMI (body mass index) is appropriate. If your periods are heavy, you may consult an obstetricia...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medications to prepone my periods as I have to travel.

Query: Hi,I am a 27-year-old woman, and I want to prepone my periods. I have to travel for important work. My expected date for periods is after a week, and I have to travel early morning that day. Could you suggest to me a medicine which can prepone my periods? I am currently not under any other medicatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.Usually, we do not give medicines to prepone periods as results can be unpredictable, but yes, periods can be postponed easily.I suggest you to take the tablet Primolut-N (Norethisterone) 5 mg thrice daily from tomorrow for the ...  Read Full »

My periods have lasted for 17 days. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, My period has lasted for 17 days. I was wondering if this is something I should be concerned about or if I will be fine. I am not feeling any physical pain, nor am I on any medication. The periods started early for me and are still going on.  Read Full »

Dr. Gulati Ranjitsingh Awtarsingh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your problem is not without any reason. You cannot have periods going on for 17 days. This can lead to you developing iron-deficiency anemia. I advise tablet Evoral (Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel) one tablet daily for 21 days starting from the fourth day of yo...  Read Full »

How to plan for my pregnancy after taking Humog injection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female, and I am trying to conceive for the last 1.5 years. My husband works for a month in another country and has 15 days of leave. So, when he goes to work, I do not accompany him. We have tried conceiving many times, but we did not have any luck. My menstrual cyc...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? Let me start on a positive note that, you are at the right age for pregnancy (19 to 35 years), so never lose hope. You need to improve your health first. Your BMI is 14, and your expected weight is 55 to 59 kg. I will not ask you to start eating a ...  Read Full »

My daughter attained menarche four months back, and now she has irregular periods. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor,My 12 years old daughter started getting periods four months back. For the first two months, she had them at a gap of 26 days and in the third month after 28 days. This month, it is already 36 days and no sign of bleeding. Is it normal for her to have irregular cycles?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharmila Naik Shashikant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it is normal to have irregularities in the periods at this stage when the menarche has recently occurred. You can give her Evecare syrup if it persists, which is an ayurvedic non-hormonal uterine blood flow regulating tonic.¬†This stage might last for another year un...  Read Full »

I had sexual intercourse one month ago and took I-pill before ovulation. Please guide me about the expected date of my periods.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an average menstrual cycle of 28 to 30 days. My last period was two months ago. I had sexual intercourse one month ago and took I-pill. It has been four days, and there have been no withdrawal bleeding or other side effects. When should I expect my periods? My expected period da...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ideally, it is very difficult to determine the date of your next period if you have taken emergency pills in between because they mess up your normal menstrual cycle. Nowadays, some people get delayed periods while some get early or at the normal time. I-pill (Levonorg...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having pain in breasts?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old, and I am not sexually active. I have pain in the breast on both sides. It got started before few days, and my left breast has got changed in texture close to my nipple. It is too sore. The breast pain is not constant. It happens when I wake up, when I run or when I pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are many possible causes for having breast pain. Hormonal fluctuations related to menstruation or pregnancy are often responsible for breast tenderness. Having some degree of swelling and tenderness just before a period is reasonable. The common causes of breast p...  Read Full »

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