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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An i-pill was taken after an unprotected sex. Can she still get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend who is 30 years old and I ejaculated inside her. The next day she took Unwanted 72 but until now she has not got her periods and not even bleeding. Her period cycle starts after 20 days. She is having cough, cold, body ache, and vomiting. Is she...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you had the i-pill, the chances of pregnancy are not there in your case. Delayed menses are due to the hormonal imbalance caused by the i-pill. I suggest you get your home urine pregnancy tes...  Read Full »

I am 26 years old. Why are my periods irregular?

Query: Hello, I have irregular periods. Neither do I have a polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), nor am I pregnant. I am not obese, and I do not have any medical history. I miss periods for 50 days sometimes. I am 26 years old and unmarried.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems to be due to some hormone disturbance. Do an ultrasound of the abdomen to rule out polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). Meanwhile, take one tablet of Primolut-N (Norethisterone) twice a day for five days. Periods will occur within a few days of stopping Primol...  Read Full »

Multiple pregnancy tests came back negative, but I did not get my periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am facing issues with an abnormal menstrual cycle. And due to that, I missed my periods from last month. My last period date was before 82 days. I did take multiple pregnancy tests every time it showed negative. I do not know what is happening to me. Pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you are sexually active, then yes, pregnancy is a possibility; however, if you have been testing regularly for pregnancy so either you are not pregnant or you have not done the test correctly, if you are doing home pregnancy tests, I sugge...  Read Full »

I have no period since 13 months. Is it sign of early menopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old girl and my symptoms are as listed: No period since 13 months. Burning sensation on my cheeks, ears, neck and upper chest area. Dry skin in/around my pubic region. Achy all over. Cramps similar to period cramps. Tingling feeling in my hands, legs, and chest....  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms you have described are most likely due to a hormonal imbalance. I would not term it to be a premature menopause. You are too young for menopause to occur. It seems like anemia or vitamin deficiency which is causing the problems. It could be related to thyr...  Read Full »

Which test should I undergo for irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a one-day period during my last menstrual cycle. After 14 days, I had pink spotting for three days. Then it turned to a brown discharge and then a normal bleeding like my menstruation. All this went on for 10 days. Today, the bleeding is very light. I am trying to conceive. My gyn...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, once the bleeding has completely stopped, you can go for the hysterosalpingography test. So, please wait until then. Once the period gets over, immediately on the next day, you can go for the test. However, if you have a doubt, get back to me. Take care. For furt...  Read Full »

Why is my period irregular even after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I have had irregular periods. My doctor advised me to take Novelon tablets for 21 days. I took the pills for 21 days, and I got my periods with normal flow and lasted for eight days. Again my period came after one week. Can you please tell me if this is nor...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Irregular periods are treated with medications, and sometimes adverse effects of the same can be seen. It is likely because of the medicines. Are you taking the exact amount of dose your doctor has prescribed? Do not take excess or mi...  Read Full »

What to do if I am suffering from menstrual irregularity after getting COVID vaccination?

Query: Hello doctor,I am in a live-in relationship, but we live apart these days because of work. I got fully vaccinated, and since then, I have been experiencing a delay in my period. Initially, the wait was two weeks, but it was more than two weeks this time. What is the possible reason? Is it related to...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to of all, let me tell you that the COVID vaccine does not affect menstrual cycles after this long time. It is generally due to some other problem. To correct this abnormal cycle, you need to take oral contraceptive pills. However, to cure the root cause, some diagnos...  Read Full »

I got my periods two weeks early. What does that mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods are usually 29 days apart. I had a period on the 5th this month. I was supposed to have the next period on the 2nd of next month. But, I started bleeding on 22nd itself. Could I be pregnant or has my cycle just changed?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In your regular 29 days cycle, your bleeding has started on the 17th day. This shows that you had an early menses this time. This condition is called polymenorrhea (menstruation occurring in intervals of 21 days or lesser than that). There could be various reasons for...  Read Full »

I have irregular heavy bleeding. Is something wrong with my uterus?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I had my normal period last week and it lasted for 7 days. Then three days after this it started again and was really heavy.This happens almost every month. Is something wrong with my uterus?   Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There can be so many reasons for irregular heavy bleeding. It can be a part of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding which has to be found out. You need to get routine blood investigations including thyroid profile and a basic pelvic scan done. Also take regular iron to correc...  Read Full »

What causes menstruation twice a month?

Query: Hello doctor, Why am I getting periods twice in a month?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This condition of getting periods more than once in a month is called polymenorrhea. There are so many causes of polymenorrhea. Most commonly it is caused due to hormonal disorders and due to fibroids. Consult a gynaecologist online to know about the investigations to...  Read Full »

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