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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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 Kamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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