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What Are the Causes of Irregular Menstruation?

Published at : 17-12-2019 View : 10465

  An irregular period is defined as a menstrual cycle that's either shorter than 21 days or longer than 36 days. Your cycle may also be considered irregular if they vary significantly from month to month. Irregular periods are normal for teenagers and perimenopausal women.

Causes of Irregular Menstruation

  In many cases, irregular menstruation is related to a condition called anovulation. This means that ovulation has not taken place during your menstrual cycle, due to severe hormonal imbalances.



  The following factors that can trigger irregular menstruation include:

  Pregnancy: If you miss a period or notice changes in your period and you've had sex, pregnancy can cause you to miss your period or experience spotting. If you may be pregnant and experience sharp, stabbing pain in the abdomen or pelvis that lasts more than a few minutes, see our doctor right away to rule out ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.

  Hormonal birth control: Birth control pills and hormone-containing intrauterine devices (IUDs) can cause irregular bleeding. It may also cause spotting between periods and result in much lighter periods.

  Uterine fibroids: Fibroids are muscular tumors that develop in the wall of the uterus. Most fibroids are non-cancerous and can range in size from as small as an apple seed to the size of a grapefruit. Also, fibroids can cause your periods to be very painful and heavy enough to cause anemia.

  Extreme weight loss and eating disorders: Excessive or rapid weight loss can also cause your period to stop. Not consuming enough calories can interfere with the production of the hormones needed for ovulation.

Risk Factors for Irregular menstruation

  A risk factor is something that raises your chances of getting a disease or health problem. You can get a menstrual disorder with or without the factors below. The more factors you have, the greater your chances of having a problem. Ask our doctor what you can do to lower your risk.

  The risk factors include:

   All the health issues, which were identified as being problematic, obesity was highlighted as being the leading risk factor for contributing to an irregular cycle. Obese women, namely those had a higher risk of irregular menstrual cycles versus women with normal body weight.

   Stress was shown to play a role in reproductive health. Participants who said they experienced only a small amount of stress were less likely to have an irregular cycle than those who reported very much stress. The smokers were more likely to have an irregular menstrual cycle compared to non-smokers.

   Irregular menstruation could be the first sign you have an ovulation problem and this can impact your health in many ways. If you have consistently missed periods, it may be worth seeing our doctor for a medical evaluation to determine if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Treatment for Irregular Menstruation

  Many women experience irregular menstruation, mostly because of irregular ovulation. While infrequent ovulation can make it harder to get pregnant, our doctor can help increase your fertility by treating the underlying cause of your irregular menstruation and monitoring your progress once you do conceive. If you left it untreated irregular menstruation can lead to complications like difficult to get pregnant so it’s a good idea to go to our clinic just to make sure that there is nothing serious going on.

  We recommend you to Heng Kang clinic because our clinic is made convenient to the patients with such conditions. The clinic is the home of highly qualified medical professionals that can assure you of quality health care services. Our patient-friendly staff and representatives will also provide you an excellent experience upon visiting.



   For further questions, you can click the consultation box at the right side of your screen or call us at (02) 8356 - 0262 to set an appointment.

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