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What causes irregular menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Anovulatory cycle: Irregular menses is very common in young women. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anovulatory_cycle for info re anovulatory cycle as cause of irregular menses. Hormonal birth control pills can be used to regulate menses but they don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. You'll need to make your partners wear condoms each & every time to lower infection risk.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can cause an irregular menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Ovulation: Irregular or skipped ovulation, there are many possible reasons including stress, medication use, and others.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can thymoma cancer cause an irregular menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Joshua Klein
Fertility Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Any significant medical illness can interfere with the "hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis" - the organs controlling the hormones responsible for normal menstrual cycles. Specifically regarding cancer, some treatments (like chemotherapy) can also damage the eggs inside your ovaries. While most young women with cancer "recover" their cycles, you might want to discuss this concern with your ob/gyn.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is having an irregular menstrual cycle linked to having depression?

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Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
POSSIBLY: I have seen that many times, but i like to be sure there isn't another cause. Therapy and meds can help with the depression, but check out the menstrual cucal with your o.B. Too.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Having irregular menstrual cycle while on the pill. Is this normal?

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Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: Oral contraceptives can cause variation in bleeding. Hormone function is under control of the pill; the pill suppresses ovarian hormonal function. Bleeding when you don't expect it and no period when you do are both common, especially in the first few months. Take the pill around the same time every day and put up with it as long as you can. The pill is still effective as birth control.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What might lead to irregular menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No periods: Ovulation is the necessary step to have a spontaneous menstrual period. Irregular periods are nearly always due to irregular ovulations.

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