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Menstrual Irregularity

Menstrual irregularity refers to changes in the regularity, duration, or flow of menstrual periods. Menstrual irregularity is common and can be caused by various factors, including hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, weight changes, stress, or certain medical conditions. Symptoms of menstrual irregularity may include missed periods, heavy or prolonged bleeding, or irregular bleeding between periods. Treatment options for menstrual irregularity depend on the underlying cause and may include medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

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I am suffering from bowel discharge, PCOS, and irregular periods. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing bowel discharge problems, and my stomach gets larger when I eat. And I have also been facing period irregularities for a year. My body has been gaining weight for some months, and it is a lot of weight, like 15.4 pounds in three months. I have consulted with a doctor...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I hope you have started medicines for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). But along with medications, you should also do regular exercises, yoga asana, diet modification (take high fiber diet) and maintain weight within norm...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have irregular periods while taking birth control pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I have not gotten my period in about two weeks. But a few days ago, I started bleeding and I think it may have been spotting. But it stopped quickly and I have had a little bit of bleeding every day. I have been having really bad period cramps in my right abdominal area. I have been takin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. These days PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is very common, especially in young populations, with the symptoms of irregular periods, scanty periods, acne, excessive weight gain are commonly seen...  Read Full »

I have heavy bleeding on certain days, with no bleeding in between. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing a few menstrual issues. It started around the early months of this year. I had a period in the last month that was heavier than normal. There was no bleeding or spotting on the second day. On the third day morning, I had heavy bleeding again. It ended up fading out normally. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case and understand your concern. As there are clots in the bleeding, it can be considered excessive bleeding. Hence you should rule out the cause before starting any treatment. I advise you the following tests. 1. USG (ultrasonography) pelv...  Read Full »

My wife did not get her periods despite a negative pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I got married last month and my wife did not get her period yet. We had sex with protection but she is feeling pain in her stomach which is like period pains from the past week and sometimes she has leg pain also. We are very tensed about pregnancy. Yesterday we had a pregnancy test and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern, sometimes periods might get delayed by one or two weeks because of stress or recent illness. The symptoms she is experiencing could be premenstrual symptoms. So do not worry, wait for two weeks if periods do not occur then get a urine pregnancy...  Read Full »

I had my period 2 months ago and had protected sex at the end of last month. Why is there a delay in my period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female and have had irregular periods since I was 15. But they have been regular for the past year. I have done an ultrasound for PCOS multiple times on the recommendation of my doctor but found no signs of PCOS. I had my last period two months ago. I had protected ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. I understand your concern. At times, pregnancy kits can show false results. However, according to your dates, there is very less possibility of pregnancy. I suggest you repeat the urine pregnancy test with a morning sample. If it is negative, you can induce your peri...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed by 20 days despite a negative pregnancy test result. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My period got delayed for the last 20 days. The pregnancy test is also negative. What is the reason for the delayed period since the pregnancy test is negative? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Sometimes periods might get delayed by one or two weeks because of stress or a recent illness. And also a pregnancy testing kit might show false results in the early days. So if it is not pregnancy, then there sho...  Read Full »

I had sex after stopping pills. I did not get my period. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I got my period after I stopped taking pills. We had sex on the 7th day of my period. Now this month I have not got my period yet. Why so?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. As you discontinued your pills so it may cause irregular periods due to hormonal changes. You should not stop the pill by yourself, you should always consult your gynecologist. Di...  Read Full »

My periods last longer than normal after my marriage. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem I got married three months ago, and since then I do not understand my period cycle. The first period it delayed for around six days and I thought I was pregnant, the period was heavy and lasted for seven days more than the normal four days that I have been having. On t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common to have irregular periods after getting sexually active because hormonal changes occur in the body. I have seen the USG (ultrasound) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is completely normal. One-week delayed periods have no iss...  Read Full »

Why do I have irregular periods, sudden weight gain, acne on my chin, and facial hair?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had irregular periods for the last three months. Last month, I did not get my period. I am unmarried and did not engage in any sexual activity. Suddenly my weight increased from 115 pounds to 126 pounds. I am getting acne on my chin and a lot of facial hair. I am depressed and n...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. According to your description, these are the typical signs of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Nowadays, PCOS is very common. Irregular periods...  Read Full »

The doctor found a cyst in my right ovary during an ultrasound. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am divorced. I am thyroid-deficient. I never had a health concern since I was a child. I had a regular menstrual cycle every month, but I did not experience my usual process. Therefore, I got periods for 15 to 20 days. I saw my doctor, who told me my wall had grown thick. I, therefo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. According to your description, PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome), irregular periods, scanty menses, acne, excessive weight gain, and facial hair is possible. These things are commonly seen in PCOS. Weight and PCOS are ...  Read Full »

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