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What is Irregular Menstruation?

Published at : 17-12-2019 View : 22715

  An irregular period is an abnormal variation in the length of menstrual cycles. Some women usually experience cycle length variations of up to eight days between the shortest and longest cycle lengths. A length that ranges between eight and 20 days are considered moderately irregular.


  Most women have a cycle that ranges from 24 to 34 days and blood flow averages about four or five days, with a blood loss of about 40 ccs (3 tablespoons).

  Irregular Menstruation includes:

   Pale skin


   Shortness of breath


   Your period comes less often than every 45 days

   You have severe cramping or abdominal pain




  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.


  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

  Irregular periods are a common condition in women and can be caused by many things. Our doctor wants to be sure the source of the problem is not related to a complication of a pregnancy, a problem with the uterus, ovary or a hormonal disorder. Treatment for irregular menstruation includes taking medication or hormones. Common medicine classes used to treat irregular menstruation are progesterone and progestins. We recommended you to go to Heng Kang for a proper diagnosis. Our clinic has modern and a home of highly qualified health professionals that cures health conditions like this. The quality health care service is guaranteed in our clinic.



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