Menstrual Health Periods

Understanding irregular periods – Causes and treatments

October 28, 2018
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Normally a woman’s menstrual cycle is about 28 days on an average. Irregular periods occur when the cycle is more than 35-40 days, or the duration of the cycle varies.

Usually, after puberty, many women develop a regular menstrual cycle with a similar gap between periods. It takes a while for the estrogen and progesterone levels to reach a balance. A few days of delay is not uncommon.  For some women not only does the time period between cycles vary but also the amount of bloodshed is also different.

Irregular menstruation can occur due to the following reasons:

  • Hormonal Changes
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Change in contraception medicine
  • Menopause
  • Endurance Exercises
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Extreme weight gain
  • Stress
  • Anorexia and Bulimia

The complications associated with irregular bleeding include:

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Treatment:

  • Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help regulate periods.
  • In severe cases, this does require medical intervention. This includes birth control taken strictly under professional supervision. This will aid in lowering the androgen production and reduce abnormal bleeding.

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16 Comments

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    Reply Ayesha October 30, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Hello mam
    I am having a problem of irregular periodes from last 2-3 months for this month my periods due date is 17 but today is 30th October so can you please help me I m tensed for this irregular cycle I have read all your information about periods I have gain some weight in this year maximum 6- 7 months periods on time after that I am starting having problem please help me

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      Reply Nua Expert November 29, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Ayesha 🙂 Weight gain is one of the most common reasons behind irregular periods. We highly recommend switching over to a healthier diet and regular exercise to help you regulate your periods. PCOD and Thyroid might be other causes due to which you’re gaining weight. Kindly visit your doctor and get yourself checked for the same.

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    Reply Diya Annie November 6, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I didn’t get my periods this month, I often get my periods irregularly. What I’m I supposed to do

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      Reply Nua Expert November 29, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Diya 🙂 There are multiple factors that affect your periods. Switching over to a healthier diet and regular exercise might help. If you have irregular periods even after that, we highly recommend visiting a gynaecologist.

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    Reply Kvya November 6, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Il what are the solutions for irregular periods

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      Reply Nua Expert November 29, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Hello 🙂 There are multiple factors that affect your periods. Switching over to a healthier diet and regular exercise will also help. If you have irregular periods even after that, we highly recommend visiting a gynaecologist.

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    Reply Arundhathi November 6, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Is just exercise enough for irregular periods?

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      Reply Nua Expert November 29, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Arundhathi 🙂

      No, you need to follow a healthy diet along with regular exercise to help you with irregular periods. There are other factors too such as stress and lifestyle changes that might affect your periods.

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    Reply Taniya Pal November 10, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    IS 4 DAY PERIODS NORMAL AT THE AGE OF 21YEARS?

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      Reply Nua Expert November 29, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Taniya, if you get 4 day periods every month, you need not worry about it 🙂

      Slight variation in your periods are normal. However, if you notice irregular periods every month, we highly recommend visiting your gynaecologist.

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    Reply Jennifer April 7, 2019 at 6:51 am

    I got nexplanon as a contraceptive method but my period hasn’t been gone since it started, although isn’t a lot of flow. How can I make it stop without using pills? Like in a natural way.

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      Reply Nua April 15, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      Hello 🙂 Thank you for reaching out to us. We highly recommend re-visiting your gynaecologist for a detailed checkup. They will be better equipped to help you.

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    Reply Lavs April 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Hey ! My period has been delayed for more than a week this month !! It’s usually 26 to 28 days sharp! Last month it happened on 31st! And this month it’s 36 and I’ve not got my period yet. this is happening for the first time in 3 years. I know I was a bit stressed about exams and personal issues !! Is it fine to be this late ?!

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      Reply Nua May 6, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Lavanya 🙂 As you rightly pointed it out, stress levels and change in your routine can impact your period cycle. A slight difference once in a while is nothing you need to worry about. However, if you continue to see this trend, we highly recommend consulting a gynaecologist for a detailed checkup.

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    Reply Laiba ali khan August 11, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Hello i am having irregular period my due date is 26th of june but till today 11 aug i dont have my periods im soo worried please suggest me something which help me to stop irregular periods

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      Reply Barnana Sarkar August 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      Hi friend. Thank you for sharing your story and it is indeed something we all go through. You can find a lot of information from the articles about ‘irregular periods’ that we have put up. Kindly find them here, https://nuawoman.com/blog/?s=irregular+periods+. Hope this helps.

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