Why do I have irregular periods? When do I see a doctor?


Menstruation, also called a period, is a natural phenomenon in which a woman loses the lining of the uterus (uterus) every month. A woman bleeds around 2 to 8 days during a period cycle. the first day of your period and usually lasts 28 days; however, for some women, the cycle can range from 21 days to about 35 days. Menstruation takes a few years to balance. Women who are approaching perimenopause and menopause also have irregular periods. Apart from that, an irregular menstrual cycle can have various other reasons.

What is an Irregular Period?

About 14% to 25% of women of childbearing age have irregular menstrual cycles. An irregular menstrual cycle refers to a menstrual cycle that may be shorter or longer than normal, or with bleeding more or less than normal. It is treated by a gynecology specialist. The most common irregular period disorders include

Amenorrhea: Complete absence of your period

Oligomenorrhea: Interval of more than 35 days between two menstrual cycles Polymenorrhea: Interval of fewer than 21 days between two menstrual cycles Menorrhagia: Excessive bleeding during a menstrual cycle

Dysmenorrhea: Extremely painful periods accompanied by heavy menstrual cramps Long cycle: bleeding that lasts longer than 8 days.

 Short cycle: bleeding that stops in 2 days.

Breakthrough bleeding/spotting: bleeding that occurs between two periods.

The best way for irregular periods treatment in unmarried or married women is medications and adopting a healthy lifestyle to prevent it. However, if all surgical treatments are necessary, you can connect with us at Treat Pa to help you select a treatment plan suitable to your needs.


What is the reason for an irregular menstrual cycle?

Some of the common causes:

Hormonal imbalance: A change in hormone levels, which is common during puberty and menopause, can disrupt the menstrual cycle.

Uncontrolled diabetes: Elevated blood sugar levels can affect the body's Morehormones and lead to an irregular menstrual cycle

 Thyroid disorders: Both hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can interrupt the menstrual cycle. such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia can lower hormone levels in the body and negatively affect the period cycle.

Hyperprolactinemia: Hyperprolactinemia: Elevated prolactin (a protein hormone) levels in the blood can disrupt the menstrual cycle. With POF, the ovaries stop functioning properly before the age of 40, which leads to irregular menstruation.

Uterine polyps or fibroids: These small growths on the lining of the uterus can increase bleeding and pain during your period.

Thyroid Disorders: Thyroid disorders include hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) (hypothyroidism)

Endometriosis: Endometriosis can cause abnormal bleeding and severe pain before and during your period. Bleeding During Period

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: PID, a bacterial infection, can cause pelvic pain, heavy vaginal discharge, and irregular periods.

Stress: Increased levels of stress hormones in the body can delay or lengthen the menstrual cycle.

 Weight changes: Sudden weight gain or loss can interrupt the menstrual cycle. Menstrual cycle

The irregular menstrual cycle treatment in women will depend on the cause. Sometimes the treatment for PCOS can also be a cure as irregular periods are one of its symptoms. In most women, treating underlying conditions like PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal imbalance may cure irregular periods. Medications are the most effective irregular menstruation treatment for women. If medications do not work, surgical treatment for these conditions may be required. A hysterectomy performed by a gynecologist may be able to cure this condition.

When should I consult a doctor?

 If there is a sudden change in menstrual pattern, see a gynecologist as it is always best to rule out possible problems early on.

A woman should see her doctor if

1.   She is under 45 years old and her menstrual cycle suddenly becomes irregular. Bleeding for more than 7 days

2.  Missing three or more periods in the year

3.  Bleeding more than usual

Treat Pa has a network of partnered hospitals with the best Irregular Period Specialists in Trichy. All the gynecologists in partnered hospitals are highly experienced, and experts in treating menstrual disorders. They all are well-aware of the latest technologies of Treatment For Irregular Periods in Trichy. Connect with Treat Pa to get a hassle-free treatment experience

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