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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My periods are irregular and not conceiving. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a history of irregular periods and now I am failing to get pregnant. To highlight about my past, I started having my periods from the age of 14 and had irregular periods always. Sometimes, I had heavy flow for 7 to 8 days and sometimes it was scanty for only 2 days. I was put ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are a clear cut case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If you are not intending to get pregnant soon, then you should be started on monthly pills of Krimson 35 or Ginette 35 with Cyproterone acetate from day 3 of your cycle for at least three to six month...  Read Full »

Why do I always bleed while having sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I got married 1 month back. I am bleeding after each sex. It happened around four to five times. Also, I get some pain and this is ignorable. Previously, I suffered with period problem, facial hair and PCOS. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you rightly said, it is due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). You need to undergo a gynecological checkup, especially a speculum examination to rule out any abnormalities of the cervix and vagina because of bleeding during sex. If you are not planning for ...  Read Full »

Are irregular periods side effects of iron tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having irregular periods. My cycle is usually on the 10th of every month, but I had heavy spotting on the 19th of last month. Then, I had my normal periods on the 10th of this month. But, I had my periods today, which is 10 days earlier than the normal cycle. During mid of last month...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Any kind of stress or illness can cause irregular periods. If you are having irregular periods for the first time, then no need to worry. Just wait for the next cycle. If it still persists, then you nee...  Read Full »

What is the reason for sudden change in regular menstrual cycle at the age of 43?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 43 years old. I am having three children. Up to February, my menses cycles were at routine (monthly normally at 10-12 th of every month). My Hbp level is at 7+, but for the first time in the March I had no cycle, and in April I just had spotting. Now from the 1st May, I am having fu...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Normal age for menopause is 42 to 52 years during which menses become irregular with excessive bleeding sometimes. So in your case, you might be transiting into menopause. However, if you have excessive bleeding during menses then take tablet ...  Read Full »

How to treat heavy menstrual bleeding occurring for 13 days?

Query: My wife age 46. Suffering from heavy blooding during menstruation period. She came into same phase after eight months.(almost eight months no periods at all). Periods started on 13 days back, continue till date. Using 5-6 senetary pads during each day. Also passing through senior abdominal pain se...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query, With the history, it is clear that she is in her peri-menopausal status and experiencing menorrhagia or excessive bleeding since 13 days, which is often seen in peri-menopausal women. She has been given antifibrinolytics in form or tranexa-mf which is fine, but if ble...  Read Full »

Can periods be induced if they are late, and urine pregnancy test is negative?

Query: I have induced my period last month due to its delay after confirming no pregnancy. This month as well period us delay by a week, but urine pregnancy says negative, should i induce periods every month?? Iam trying to get pregnant, after taking treatment for hypothyroid  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: If HSG is normal and you have irregular periods. Than have to try different dose of medicines to induce ovulation and do ovulation study. And if required than injection for healing ovulation. Intercourses after ovulation for 5 days. And endometrium support hormonal medicines. And if no pregnancy tha...  Read Full »

Why does PCOS cause irregular cycles?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS. From the last year, I get my periods regularly in the gap of two to three months. My weight increased almost double within this time and I am not taking any medication. Please prescribe.  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Periods can be irregular due to PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). But it is your hormonal cycle which is disturbed and periods are irregular due to it. You can take Ovral-L like hormonal medicines for 21 days and then seven days gap and repeat for 21 days for three cycl...  Read Full »

Do you usually have spotting after taking emergency contraceptive pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sexually active since four months. We initially did not use protection. In order to avoid pregnancy I have used emergency contraceptive pills for a few times now. My periods got delayed by a day or two but with no major changes in the cycle. Last month I found spotting arou...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, this is not acceptable if you take I-pill frequently. As these pills are of high hormonal content, it can mess up your internal hormonal balance. So you may have these type of bleeding disturbances for a few more weeks. Just relax. This bleeding could be d...  Read Full »

Is any surgery needed for painful stomach cramps?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having really painful stomach cramps. I do not know whether it is a symptom of pregnancy. Will I need any surgery? Do I need a scan to see any damage in my stomach? I am suffering from constipation, headache, earache and dizziness along with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Tim Evans

Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are describing some very common symptoms. However, you also ask the question as to whether you are pregnant or not. This is the first and most important point to determine. This can easily be done in confidence either with an over-the-counter test from the su...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding for more than a week after taking i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, One week ago, I had intercourse on my third day of the period and after approximately 30 hours of that, I have taken an i-pill. From the next day of taking the pill, I had severe back pain and lower abdomen pain which continues for one week. And after one week, I started bleeding and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your message. Can you tell me in detail about your periods date, date of intercourse, date of taking I-pill, and date on which bleeding started? After i-pill, bleeding is expected for a few days. But you said you got bleeding twice. So, please tell me all th...  Read Full »

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