Menstrual Irregularity

If a woman's menstrual cycle is shorter or longer than 21 to 35 days, it is called menstrual irregularity. The menstrual irregularities include amenorrhea (no menstruation), menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods), and dysmenorrhea (painful periods).

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Is light period a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old woman. I am sexually active, and my last sexual activity was a week after my last month period. Usually, my period is regular each month, say with one or two days difference. This month, about four days ago, I have started experiencing a very light period that comes...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The symptoms you have mentioned are not specific of pregnancy. As you mentioned, you have been under stress, and stress commonly leads to menstrual irregularities. Did you have your periods last month in the said duration? If not, and...  Read Full »

Can eating disorder cause hormonal problems and period irregularities?

Query: Hi doctor, I am messaging on behalf of my wife. She has been having problems with her periods for some time now. It is more mental than physical for her. She had an eating disorder in the past, and I wondered if that could have any effects on her hormones or periods now?  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Menstrual irregularities are associated with physical as well as emotional stress and hormonal disturbance as well. As you mentioned, she had an eating disorder history and emotional issues. These are some of the reasons for her mens...  Read Full »

Is it good to have irregularity in menstrual flow during the early stages of puberty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am young and I am really paranoid. I think that there is something wrong with me. I had my period with light spotting. It was brown. After orgasm, I started to have bleeding with fresh-looking blood. Before that, I had periods for a week. I thought that it has got stopped after seeing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There is no need to worry about cancer. In the early stages of puberty, you will have hormonal changes and imbalances. Because of it, you can have irregular flow. The other reasons are following a sedentary lifestyle and low hemoglobin. I advi...  Read Full »

What causes menstrual cycles to get longer?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 42 years old and I had COVID-19 before a month. My period cycle is regular around 24 days. Before six months, I started to have periods after 34 days. Currently, I have periods after 38 days and it is late for 14 days. I have taken three pregnancy tests and all the results were negati...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are 42 years, you are in a perimenopausal stage. It is normal to have irregular or delayed periods at this age. There is nothing to worry. Try to have a good diet and stay active. Stay away from stress as it can influence your period cycle. If you have heavy blee...  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

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How to cure the problem of irregular menstruation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have problems with my menstruation. It get started when I started going to bed late. My period is not regular for the past few months and I am thinking to get back my menstrual cycle regular. I do not get my period when I am under stress. I am thinking about whether it can be PCOS. I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Irregular periods can occur due to many reasons. As you mentioned, changes in sleep, diet patterns, and stress factors can also cause menstrual irregularities. Before taking medicines, it is best to make lifestyle changes. Try to increase your physical activity. It woul...  Read Full »

How to correct my wife's irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor,We got married 9 years back. My wife has the problem of PCOD. We consulted many doctors and tired for IUI and IVF, but no positive result found. Actually, my wife's menstrual cycle was fine before and after marriage. After our first anniversary, we consulted a doctor for baby. The doctor ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to go through the reports first. I do not think that your wife has any major problem. All her problems can be corrected. So, kindly upload the reports. Revert back with the reports to an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to regularize my menstrual cycle with PCOS.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I am really worried and fed up with my fat thighs and hips. As I am suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome and I used to miss my menses. Now, my menstruation is regular. But, whenever I skip physical exercise I am sure that I will miss my menses. I think these all...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are a case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which brings obesity and insulin resistance along with it. Consult a doctor for medical advice to lose weight and improve insulin resistance to allow regular menses to occur. Also it is important to maintai...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to PCOS or perimenopause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Ever since my first period, my cycles have always been irregular. For almost 7 to 8 years, I had irregular cycles. I had a scan and nothing abnormal was seen. My doctor said that I should just leave nature do its work. A year back, I started with yoga. Also, I started f...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), TC (total blood count), DC (differential count), sugar postprandial, prolactin, TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and testosterone. Also, an ultrasound of pelvis to see the cause of m...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have periods twice a month?

Query: Hello ,, I m 28years old .. My periods last month started on the 24th and ended on 27th. The month before that, I had periods twice. But this month, it's already 28th, and I did not get my periods... my cycles are not 21 days or 28 days m not sure as I never took stress of counting my cycle days .....  Read Full »


Dr. Prajna Shetty

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi , Coming to your query 1. If u r married or sexually active - please do urine pregnancy test any time if there is change in frequency of ur cycle 2. If not - no need to worry- there are hundreds of causes which disturbs cycle frequency but we will rule out which harms ur health Causes- 1. Recent...  Read Full »

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