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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can cause an irregular menstrual period?

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Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Hormones: Irregular menstrual periods (defined as menstrual bleeding that comes at irregular times) is almost always hormonal. However, the hormonal abnormalities are generally the result of a variety of abnormalities such as ovarian dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, or in many, many cases ......Obesity. Can have adverse health consequences, get checked out.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

Why do I have irregular menstrual period?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Hormonal : Periods regulate as hormones become routine and ovulation proceeds regularly. For some women this never completely balanced. See your gyn for thorough exam.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can being on narcotic medication result in a irregular menstrual period?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Periods and opioids: Yes - long term use of opioids decreases sex hormone levels in both males and females. There are also effects on cortisol levels as well. All patients on opioids should have their hormone levels checked.

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