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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How to cure the problem of irregular menstruation?

Query: hi, im having problems with my menstruation. it started when I have work where sometimes i go to bed late. this past few months my period is not regular and im thinking what supplement or vitamin should i take for me to get back my regular menstruation period. Usually, I do not get my period when I...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Hope you are doing good. Irregular periods can occur due to many reasons. As you mentioned changes in sleep ,diet pattern ,stress factors etc can all cause menstrual irregularities. Before you start on medications for this ,it would be best to make lifestyle changes. Best would be to increase...  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 »

Why do I get my periods twice this month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-years-old female. I had my period twice this month, and I have been having uncomfortable feelings on my lower left abdomen. There is blood again, so this is the third time I have had blood, and it is not the time for my period yet. I have had a history of hormonal imbalance, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See you have irregular periods, and there can be one of the several reasons for the same like hormonal imbalance, stress, weight gain or loss, polycystic ovarian syndrome, etc. Coming to them one by one: See, as y...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have dark brown discharge after a period?

Query: Hi doctor,I got off my period two days back, but I have been spotting since yesterday. It is dark brown and sometimes pinkish. What does this mean?  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some spotting (dark brown or pinkish discharge that you have been noticing) at the end of periods is natural as your blood discharge decreases significantly. So there is absolutely nothing to worry about if it does not extend beyond the sixth or seventh day of your m...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my period irregularities, hormonal imbalance or iron deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my mid-30s, morbidly obese and taking Lamictal. My Hb is always low due to iron deficiency and I have been short of breath. My period has been thrown off from time to time but this month I have shortness of breath and my heart has been pounding. My period was four days late an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your description and would help you for sure. Your period irregularities are mostly a consequence of hormonal disturbances associated with your obesity, which could be even a part of a lifestyle disorder called PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)....  Read Full »

Can Provera cause miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS, and I missed my last two periods. Can I take Meprate or Deviry? In case I am pregnant, I want to keep the baby. Will these medicines cause abortion?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You can definitely take either of the medicines, they both are the same. They are both Medroxyprogesterone acetate, and it is the same hormone which is released from your ovaries in the second half of periods after ovulation. In PCOD (polycystic ovar...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can I-pill cause delay in periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I and my fiancee had an intercourse a month back. Her periods had ended three days before that. Her menstrual cycles range from 26 to 30 days (usually 28). I did not use a condom and pulled out before the climax. She took an I-pill at the 46th hour after intercourse). She got bleeding (li...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadim

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since she took the I-pill within less than 72 hours, it is nice. She is safe. For the bleeding that came, it is because the I-pill can cause menses irregularities and may induce earlier menses. The bloating, nausea and mood swings may also be the side effects of the med...  Read Full »

How to manage my menstrual irregularity and weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have a problem with irregular periods. Firstly, I began my menstrual cycle much later than most girls. I started only at the age of 16 years. Recently, I have noticed that I no longer get a regular period and it has been happening for around eight months. Ever since ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having PCOD (polycystic ovary disease), which is the reason for you not having periods. Get ultrasonography of the uterus tubes and ovaries, blood tests, thyroid function tests, Pcod panel, serum prolactin, and complete blood count. Also, you are having s...  Read Full »

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